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Mar 17, 2019
Father of 3-year-old’s tuition teacher allegedly rapes minor in Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh areaDelhi Deputy Commissioner of Police said, "A 3-year-old girl was raped in Punjabi Bagh area allegedly by the father of the tuition teacher living in the victim's neighbourhood. The accused has been arrested."
Mar 13, 2019
Uttar Pradesh: Minor abducted, raped in Bulandshahr while returning from wedding; two persons detainedAccording to reports, the accused had kidnapped the girl and then raped her in Jahangirabad area of Bulandshahr. The incident took place while the girl accompanied by her brother was returning from a wedding ceremony.
Mar 02, 2019
Jailed Saudi women activists, who complained of custodial torture, to now face trial for 'national security violations'Several people with knowledge of their arrest said that some of the women's rights activists who were detained have been subjected to caning, electrocution and others were also sexually assaulted.
Feb 28, 2019
No Nation for Women: Journalist Priyanka Dubey on her searing reportage on rape in IndiaJournalist Priyanka Dubey spent six years travelling across India to document cases of rape and sexual assault. Her reportage, compiled in a book, presents a stark picture of the problem, and looks at the path ahead.
Feb 24, 2019
Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Six of seven girls, who escaped Bihar childcare institution, found in DarbhangaOpposition parties flayed the NDA government in Bihar, alleging that five of the girls were "witnesses" in the Muzaffarpur scandal and claimed their escape was a "conspiracy" hatched by the ruling dispensation to protect "big shots".
Jan 30, 2019
Karnataka: Women-led march to Bengaluru, demanding liquor ban in state, to end with silent protest at Vidhana Soudha todayThe 200-kilometre march, where protestors were demanding a liquor ban in Karnataka, was held under the banner of the Madya Nisheda Andolana, a women-led anti-alcohol movement. It started from Chitradurga on 19 January.
Jan 26, 2019
Rohit Shetty's Simmba is a throwback to Hindi films' depiction of rape as 'entertainment'Growing up on a diet of Hindi films, it’s hard to have missed the depiction of on-screen sexual violence on women, what it entails and how they should feel following the violation — that is, if they aren’t killed or commit suicide.
Jan 04, 2019
'Consensual sex of live-in partners not rape if man fails to marry': SC ruling tackles sensitive issues like consent, but lacks nuanceWhile the Supreme Court judgment takes a hard look at consensual relationships, rape, and consent itself, and is progressive to some extent, it lacks nuance. The Supreme Court, on 22 November, 2018, held that if a person had not made the promise to marry with the sole intent to seduce a woman to indulge in sexual acts, such an act would not amount to rape.
Dec 18, 2018
India’s first women-only party launched with aim to fight for reservation in Parliament, against workplace harassmentA 36-year-old doctor and social activist launched a women's only party to fight for issues like reservation for women in Parliament and harassment of women at workplace.
Oct 07, 2018
Smriti Irani says Naveen Patnaik deprived Odisha of PMJAY benefits; BJD says state scheme offers better facilitiesIrani said that Patnaik "rejected" the Ayushman Bharat scheme despite the fact that over 60 percent of Odisha's women and children suffer from anaemia and the state ranks number one in the birth of stunted children.