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Asha Devi, families of other survivors and victims of rape are banishing the silence around sexual violence
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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."

2012 Delhi gangrape: SC rejects curative plea of death row convict Akshay Singh; application seeking stay on execution also dismissed
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2012 Delhi gangrape: SC rejects curative plea of death row convict Akshay Singh; application seeking stay on execution also dismissed

Akshay now has the option to move a mercy plea before the President. He was the third convict in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case to move the curative plea after Mukesh Kumar Singh and Vinay Kumar Sharma.

Lawyer of 2012 Delhi gangrape death row convicts files plea seeking stay on 1 Feb executions, claims all four can't be hanged till legal remedies run out
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Lawyer of 2012 Delhi gangrape death row convicts files plea seeking stay on 1 Feb executions, claims all four can't be hanged till legal remedies run out

Also on Thursday, the Supreme Court will hear the curative petition of another convict in the Delhi gangrape case, Akshay Thakur, who is seeking commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment.

2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case: Supreme Court set to hear curative petition of death row convict Akshay Thakur today
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2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case: Supreme Court set to hear curative petition of death row convict Akshay Thakur today

The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear the curative petition of one of the four 2012 Delhi gang-rape death row convicts, Akshay Thakur who is seeking commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment.

SC dismisses 2012 Delhi gangrape convict Mukesh Singh's appeal against rejection of mercy plea; fellow convict files curative petition challenging execution
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SC dismisses 2012 Delhi gangrape convict Mukesh Singh's appeal against rejection of mercy plea; fellow convict files curative petition challenging execution

Also on Wednesday, Akshay Singh, another fellow convict in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case challenged his execution scheduled on 1 February by filing a curative plea, the last legal resort in the Supreme Court.

2012 Delhi gangrape case: SC begins hearing convict Mukesh Singh's plea against rejection of mercy petition
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2012 Delhi gangrape case: SC begins hearing convict Mukesh Singh's plea against rejection of mercy petition

The mentioning officer considered the urgency of 2012 Delhi gangrape convict Mukesh Singh's plea and ordered its listing before a three-judge bench comprising Justices R Bhanunathi, Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna at 12.30 pm on Tuesday.

2012 Delhi gangrape case: SC to hear death row convict Mukesh Singh's plea against dismissal of mercy petition today
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2012 Delhi gangrape case: SC to hear death row convict Mukesh Singh's plea against dismissal of mercy petition today

The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday the plea of Mukesh Kumar Singh, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case, against the dismissal of his mercy petition by President Ram Nath Kovind

2012 Delhi gangrape victim's mother breaks down as court adjourns hearing on issuing death warrants of convicts
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2012 Delhi gangrape victim's mother breaks down as court adjourns hearing on issuing death warrants of convicts

Nirbhaya's mother broke down outside the Patiala House court on Wednesday after the court adjourned for 7 January the hearing on the issuance of death warrants against the four convicts in the Delhi gangrape-and-murder case

'Why give death penalty when Delhi air is killing us anyway', reads review petition of 2012 gangrape convict in Supreme Court
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'Why give death penalty when Delhi air is killing us anyway', reads review petition of 2012 gangrape convict in Supreme Court

Akshay, 31, who had not filed the review plea earlier with other three convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case, has now moved the apex court with the petition, his lawyer AP Singh said.

2012 Delhi gangrape convict seeks to withdraw mercy plea in letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, claims petition 'sent without consent'
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2012 Delhi gangrape convict seeks to withdraw mercy plea in letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, claims petition 'sent without consent'

Vinay Sharma, one of the four convicts in the Delhi gangrape and murder case, on Saturday sought immediate withdrawal of his mercy plea from President Ram Nath Kovind, saying it was sent without his consent.

As Hyderabad rape, murder case triggers calls for harsher penalties, how political posturing prevents death penalty for rapist-killers
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As Hyderabad rape, murder case triggers calls for harsher penalties, how political posturing prevents death penalty for rapist-killers

Amid calls for the death penalty for rapists, in the aftermath of the rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian, this ringside view proves how political posturing can contrast with reality, with politicians themselves protecting the rapist-killer by permitting inordinate delays and presidential pardons.

2012 Delhi rape case: Four convicts exhaust all legal remedies, told to file mercy petition or face death penalty
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2012 Delhi rape case: Four convicts exhaust all legal remedies, told to file mercy petition or face death penalty

Four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case have been informed that they have exhausted all legal remedies except to file a mercy petition against their death sentence before President Ram Nath Kovind.

Engineering student in Karnataka's Raichur found hanging from a tree amid reports of rape and murder; police arrest one
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Engineering student in Karnataka's Raichur found hanging from a tree amid reports of rape and murder; police arrest one

The Karnataka Police has found the body of an engineering student from Raichur who was reportedly raped and murdered and forced to write a suicide letter. Latest reports have said that the Karnataka police has arrested one person in connection to the case. According to local media reports, the victim's body was found hanging at the Manik Prabhu Temple in the city, days after she went missing.

Why did Twitter erupt over Narendra Modi's comment on speed of rape trials, what did he really say?
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Why did Twitter erupt over Narendra Modi's comment on speed of rape trials, what did he really say?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claim in Surat on Wednesday that rapists are hanged within three days, seven days, 11 days and a month under his administration was met with counter-claims from Opposition leaders and other prominent figures on social media, many of whom called him out for what they say is a blatant lie.

2012 Delhi gangrape case: Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar hail Supreme Court's verdict
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2012 Delhi gangrape case: Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar hail Supreme Court's verdict

The Supreme Court on 9 July rejected review petitions filed by three of the four convicts, saying it lacked grounds for a review.

Maneka Gandhi rejects Delhi govt's project to install CCTVs in DTC buses, calls it a 'waste of public money'
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Maneka Gandhi rejects Delhi govt's project to install CCTVs in DTC buses, calls it a 'waste of public money'

"Molestation on buses is about (inappropriate) touching. It will not be picked up by the CCTVs since buses are so crowded. It is just a waste of money," the Minister for Women and Child Development told the media.

2012 Delhi rape victim's mother advocates death penalty for rapists, says society has progressed but 'daughters' still not safe
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2012 Delhi rape victim's mother advocates death penalty for rapists, says society has progressed but 'daughters' still not safe

Parents of Jyoti Singh Pandey, the paramedic student who was raped and murdered in 2012, on Saturday, advocated death penalty for rapists and said that though society had progressed, "our daughters are not safe"

Kathua rape and murder case: The perversity of labelling the eight-year-old victim as 'the new Nirbhaya'
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Kathua rape and murder case: The perversity of labelling the eight-year-old victim as 'the new Nirbhaya'

The 8-year-old victim of rape and murder in Kathua is not the new Nirbhaya, because there should be no Nirbhaya. Let’s never forget that.

West Begal horror: Tribal woman gang-raped, iron rods inserted in private parts; Opposition slams Mamata Banerjee
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West Begal horror: Tribal woman gang-raped, iron rods inserted in private parts; Opposition slams Mamata Banerjee

A 28-year-old mentally challenged tribal woman was gang-raped in Dehaband area in West Bengal’s South Dinajpur district, media reports said

In 'ideal chief minister' Naveen Patnaik's Odisha, no justice for 14-year-old victim of gangrape
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In 'ideal chief minister' Naveen Patnaik's Odisha, no justice for 14-year-old victim of gangrape

Naveen Patnaik cannot flaunt his award of 'Best Administrator' or 'Ideal CM' unless he acts swiftly and gives justice to the 14-year-old rape victim.