Asha Devi, families of other survivors and victims of rape are banishing the silence around sexual violence
As Rebecca Solnit writes, “Women are instructed by the way victims are treated and by the widespread tolerance of the epidemic of violence that their value is low, that speaking up may result in more punishment, that silence may be a better survival strategy."
Sense of entitlement, victim-blaming most common traits of sexual offenders, says researcher who interviewed 100 rape convicts
Systematic structural changes that address everyday normalised misogynistic attitudes and behaviours are more important than straight away jump to find an all-in-one solution for rapes, says Madhumita Pandey, a lecturer of criminology who interviewed 100 rape convicts
Kathua rape case: Teenage accused to be tried before Juvenile Justice Board today; plea challenging his minor status pending in HC
The trial against a juvenile accused in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua last year will begin on Monday as the Jammu and Kashmir High Court refused to entertain a plea for an early hearing of a petition challenging his status as a minor, officials said.
Daily Bulletin: Chandrayaan-2 mission launch called off today due to technical snag; Congress calls Karnataka MLAs for legislative party meet; day's top stories
ISRO's Chandrayaan 2 mission called off an hour before launch after technical snag; Congress calls Karnataka MLAs to meet today, as rebels refuse to budge; day's top stories
Kathua gangrape and murder case: Trial of juvenile, examination of prosecution witnesses to begin on Monday
A juvenile justice board has framed charges against a minor in the case of gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua and has fixed Monday for examining prosecution witnesses and commencing trial
Seventeen months after the kidnapping, gang rape, and murder of a minor girl in Jammu's Kathua district, the Pathankot district and sessions court held six men guilty for the horrific crime.
Kathua rape case: Judgment likely to be delivered on 10 June, a year after trial began in Pathankot court
The day-to-day in-camera trial began in the first week of June 2018 at the district and sessions court in Pathankot after the Supreme Court directed that the case be shifted out of Jammu and Kashmir.
#MeToo in India: 'Pained, unnerved,' says Kashmiri tribal students' group after Kathua activist accused of rape
Fikr-e-Farda Society, a group of tribal students from Jammu and Kashmir disassociated itself from a Kathua sexual assault activist who has been accused of rape, saying that it stands by the account of the rape survivor and condemn the shameful act of the activist
#MeToo in India: Media reports name man at forefront of Kathua protests who was accused of rape in anonymous account
A day after Firstpost published an anonymous account of an incident of rape, media agencies named an activist in the Kathua rape case as the perpetrator
‘Even if my community disowns me, I want justice’: Advocate Deepika Rajawat speaks on Kathua case, fighting abuse and hatred
Advocate Deepika Rajawat who will receive Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice on Sunday, speaks about the challenges she has faced since taking up the Kathua rape and murder case and why people who have been naming sexual harassers under the #MeToo campaign must approach the authorities
#MeToo in India: I was raped by the man leading protests against the Kathua sexual assault; he’s now out on bail
His image as a courageous Muslim man hunted by an anti-Muslim state has not been tarnished even after triple charges of domestic violence and attempt to kill his wife for dowry and allegedly raping a female relative. Male activists like him are inevitably elevated to pedestals, where their crimes against lesser mortals become invisible.
India rolls out sexual offenders database: WCD ministry favours move, activists point out flaws in system
The National Crime Records Bureau will be tasked to maintain the database and profile of sexual offenders.
SC asks Jammu and Kashmir government to file response on custodial torture of Kathua rape case witness
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to file its response on a plea alleging custodial torture of the Kathua case witness by 27 August.
Ram Nath Kovind gives assent to Criminal Law (Amendment) Act; provision provides stringent punishment for raping minors
President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act that seeks to provide stringent punishment or death penalty for raping minor girls
Kathua rape and murder case: Accused Vishal Jangotra was not in Meerut when incident took place, prove handwriting tests
The crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir have carried out scientific tests to support its probe that Vishal Jangotra, an accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, was not in Meerut when the crime took place in January.
Lok Sabha takes up Bill providing for death penalty to child rape convicts, most members welcome proposed amendment
The bill stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 12 years. Death sentence has been provided for rapists of girls under 12 years. The minimum punishment in cases of rape of women has been increased from rigorous imprisonment of seven years to 10 years, extendable to life imprisonment.
Choudhary Lal Singh floats new political outfit: After PDP, BJP too faces a 'rebellion' of sorts in Jammu
On Sunday, ex-minister in the BJP-PDP coalition government, Singh addressed a gathering of more than a thousand people at Teacher Bhawan auditorium in the Gandhi Nagar area of Jammu
Aseem Sawhney, lawyer representing main accused in Kathua rape and murder, named additional advocate general by J&K govt
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has appointed Aseem Sawhney, the lawyer representing the main accused in the Kathua rape and murder case as the Additional Advocate General
Law ministry drafts proposal for special fast-track courts to ensure speedy trials in rape cases, recommends 2 months for investigation
New fast-track courts will be set up to deal with rape cases and special forensic kits will be given to all police stations and hospitals.
Kathua rape and murder case: Pathankot court declares one of the accused as adult based on medical report
While seven of the accused, including Kumar, are facing trial in the court here on the directions of the Supreme Court, the eighth accused in the case is facing trial in a juvenile court in Kathua district.