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Actress assault case: PC George stokes controversy with remarks against survivor
India

Actress assault case: PC George stokes controversy with remarks against survivor

The former MLA had earlier also made alleged distasteful statements against the survivor and openly extended support to Dileep, the eighth accused in the sensational case

Acquitting Bishop Mulakkal, Kerala court says 'inconsistent versions' pose questions on survivor's credibility
India

Acquitting Bishop Mulakkal, Kerala court says 'inconsistent versions' pose questions on survivor's credibility

The court said that the survivor’s claim that she was raped on 13 occasions under duress cannot be relied on the basis of her solitary testimony

Notice to sexual assault survivor necessary while deciding offender’s bail plea, orders Delhi HC; calls for sensitisation of trial court judges
India

Notice to sexual assault survivor necessary while deciding offender’s bail plea, orders Delhi HC; calls for sensitisation of trial court judges

Courts cannot ignore issuing a notice to victims in sexual assault cases while deciding bail pleas of offenders, the Delhi High Court has held, noting that survivors were not being informed in a majority of matters

Why it is absolutely essential to deem rape a medical emergency
Health

Why it is absolutely essential to deem rape a medical emergency

Though there are government guidelines in place for “medical emergency for rape victims”, few rape survivors get the medical attention they need.

'Feel like rape survivor': Karnataka Assembly Speaker not first politician to make bizarre comment on rape
Politics

'Feel like rape survivor': Karnataka Assembly Speaker not first politician to make bizarre comment on rape

Politicians and ministers often make callous statements on rape and drawn the anger of the public at large. Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar is not the first to make such remarks in poor taste.

Maharashtra police arrests 50-year-old man for allegedly raping minor in Thane's Bhiwandi
India

Maharashtra police arrests 50-year-old man for allegedly raping minor in Thane's Bhiwandi

A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour near Thane in Maharashtra, police said.

'Give me justice or I will commit suicide': Rae Bareli rape survivor writes letter in blood to Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath
India

'Give me justice or I will commit suicide': Rae Bareli rape survivor writes letter in blood to Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath

A rape victim from Rae Bareli has reportedly written a letter in her blood to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, demanding action against those responsible for her state.

Mumbai teenage rape survivor's child dies 48 hours after birth; mother still under treatment
India

Mumbai teenage rape survivor's child dies 48 hours after birth; mother still under treatment

A baby boy born to a 13-year-old rape survivor died barely 48 hours after his birth at a government hospital in Mumbai, doctors said.

Mumbai teen rape survivor delivers baby as doctors find abortion too risky after two days of Supreme Court nod
India

Mumbai teen rape survivor delivers baby as doctors find abortion too risky after two days of Supreme Court nod

A mere two days after the Supreme court allowed a 13-year-old rape survivor to terminate her 31-week pregnancy on medical grounds, she delivered her child

Supreme Court allows 13-yr-old Mumbai rape survivor to abort her 32-week-old pregnancy
India

Supreme Court allows 13-yr-old Mumbai rape survivor to abort her 32-week-old pregnancy

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a 13-year-old alleged rape survivor to terminate her 32-week-old pregnancy after taking note of a medical report.

Supreme Court allows 13-year-old Mumbai rape survivor to terminate pregnancy
Mumbai

Supreme Court allows 13-year-old Mumbai rape survivor to terminate pregnancy

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a 13-year-old rape survivor from Mumbai to terminate her 31-week-old pregnancy.

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on PIL to permit 10-year-old rape survivor to terminate pregnancy
India

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on PIL to permit 10-year-old rape survivor to terminate pregnancy

SC on Monday issued notice to the Centre and others on a plea seeking its permission to allow a 10-year-old rape survivor to terminate her 26-week-old pregnancy.

Uttar Pradesh: Woman gangraped by four men at gunpoint in Meerut
India

Uttar Pradesh: Woman gangraped by four men at gunpoint in Meerut

A 40-year-old woman was allegedly raped at gunpoint by four men in Meerut on Sunday

SC judgment denying HIV positive rape survivor right to terminate pregnancy overlooks her reproductive autonomy
India

SC judgment denying HIV positive rape survivor right to terminate pregnancy overlooks her reproductive autonomy

This week, the Supreme Court declined to permit a Patna-based woman to legally terminate her pregnancy, citing danger to her life. The woman is 26 weeks pregnant, a rape survivor and HIV positive.

Bombay High Court calls for compensation for rape survivors' children
India

Bombay High Court calls for compensation for rape survivors' children

In October 2013, the Maharashtra government introduced the Manodhairya scheme which envisaged the provision of compensation as well as rehabilitation, counselling support, medical and legal aid to women who are survivors of violent crimes such as rape, acid attack, and assault.

Begum Jaan's message about rape and its survivors is deeply troubling: Here's why
Bollywood

Begum Jaan's message about rape and its survivors is deeply troubling: Here's why

Begum Jaan isn’t so much a testament to headstrong women fighting their ground as it is a thoroughly misguided insinuation that certain kinds of sacrifice are more powerful and honourable than others. And that the alternative — of being raped and surviving rape — is worse than death.

TV actor Pankhuri Awasthy opens up on harassment episode, will play rape survivor on screen
Entertainment

TV actor Pankhuri Awasthy opens up on harassment episode, will play rape survivor on screen

Pankhuri Awasthy admits that she was initially scared to object to sexual harassment in public places. A recent episode in Bengaluru changed that.

An open letter to the teen survivor of the Bulandshahr rape: Be very angry, do not be ashamed
India

An open letter to the teen survivor of the Bulandshahr rape: Be very angry, do not be ashamed

Within few hours, television, newspaper and digital medai, all over the country flashed the headlines, ‘Mother daughter gang raped on NH 91 in Bulandshahr.’

Syllabus has changed, but how will future docs learn sensitivity towards rape survivors?
India

Syllabus has changed, but how will future docs learn sensitivity towards rape survivors?

It has to do with attitudes: it doesn’t help that forensics classes on rape are roughly only 20 minutes long

Mumbai cop suspended after 'lewd' comments on rape survivor's underwear
Mumbai

Mumbai cop suspended after 'lewd' comments on rape survivor's underwear

Mumbai police inspector Anil Avhad, from the MHB police station, was suspended after he made objectionable remarks about a rape survivor's underwear.