DECEMBER

  • Not a juvenile at 16: Will a change in the law be enough of a deterrent? 4 days ago

    A juvenile in the age group of 16-18 will be tried as adults for heinous crimes after the Union Cabinet cleared a proposal to effect. More than two years after a young girl in Delhi was brutalised and murderously assaulted by six people including a minor in a moving bus...
  • Minors accused of heinous crimes to be tried as adults as Union Cabinet clears changes to Juvenile Justice Act 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A juvenile in the age group of 16-18 will be tried as adults for heinous crimes after the Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to effect. More than two years after a young girl in Delhi was brutalised and murderously assaulted by six people including a minor in...
  • Delhi High Court refuses plea to lift ban on airing BBC gangrape documentary April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined an interim prayer of a law student seeking lifting of ban on telecasting the controversial BBC documentary on the December 16 gangrape case convict's interview. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also observed that the Information...
  • WCD Ministry replaces MHA as nodal agency for Nirbhaya Fund April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has made the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry the nodal agency for the Nirbhaya Fund in place of the Ministry of Home Affairs, which could utilise only one per cent of the pool set up after the brutal gangrape of December 16, 2012 in the...
  • Women lawyers move SC against December 16 gangrape case advocates March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: An association of women lawyers on Friday mentioned in the Supreme court a petition seeking action against two advocates for making derogatory remarks on women in a BBC documentary on December 16 gangrape case. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu said it would hear the matter...
  • Delhi HC to hear plea to put December 16 gangrape documentary CD on record March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on Wednesday a plea seeking to place before it a copy of the controversial documentary on the December 16 gangrape case. The application to place a CD of the video and other documents was mentioned before a bench of justices...
  • Independent filmmaker arrested for screening banned documentary March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: An independent filmmaker who allegedly screened the controversial documentary featuring an interview of a December 16, 2012, gangrape convict despite orders prohibiting the same was arrested by police. Police on Saturday had registered an FIR in this connection under Section 188 of IPC (disobedience to order duly promulgated by...
  • Wrong to ban rape documentary, says Kiran Bedi March 11, 2015

    Washington: Former top cop and BJP leader Kiran Bedi has said that the controversial BBC documentary on the Delhi gang rape case need not have been banned by the government without watching and analysing it, as it meets the "needs of crime prevention strategies" in chauvinistic segments of Indian society. The...
  • German professor rejects Indian intern due to 'rape problem' March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: An Indian student's internship request was rejected by a professor in Germany citing "rape problem" in India, prompting a sharp reaction from the German envoy to India who condemned it saying India was not a "country of rapists". Professor Beck-Sickinger of Leipzig University in Free State of Saxony had...
  • Delhi High Court refuses urgent hearing of PIL to lift ban on Nirbhaya documentary March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to give urgent hearing to a PIL seeking lifting of the ban on telecast of a controversial documentary featuring an interview of one of the four convicts in the December 16 gangrape case. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru...
  • Commercial benefit from Nirbhaya documentary will stir up protest:Smriti Irani March 8, 2015

    Raipur: Expressing displeasure over the controversial BBC documentary 'India's Daughter', Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said that deriving "commercial benefits" out of a brutal incident would definitely trigger an outrage in the country. "I feel that the kind of outrage evoked after that (December 16, 2012 gangrape) incident, today...
  • US premier of BBC documentary 'India's Daughter' to be attended by Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto March 7, 2015

    New York: The BBC documentary, depicting the aftermath of the brutal gangrape and murder of Nirbhaya in 2012, will have its US premier next week and will be attended by Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto in a show of support for the film banned in India. The...
  • Show cause notice issued to defence lawyers by Bar Council of India March 7, 2015

    The Bar Council of India has issued show cause notices to the two defence lawyers ML Sharma and AP Singh over their outrageous statements featured in the Nirbhaya documentary. They have been asked to reply in three weeks time. "We have issued the show cause notices to ML Sharma and...
  • Shocked over show cause notice by Bar Council of India: Nirbhaya case defence lawyer ML Sharma March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bar Council of India has issued show cause notices to the two defence lawyers ML Sharma and AP Singh over their outrageous statements featured in the Nirbhaya documentary. They have been asked to reply in three weeks time. Expressing shock over Bar Council's action against him, lawyer ML...
  • Bar Council of India to meet to discuss 'anti-woman remarks' by lawyers March 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bar Council of India (BCI) will hold a meeting of its executive committee on Friday evening to discuss the "anti-woman remarks" made by certain lawyers, including a defence counsel of the December 16 gang-rape convict. "Considering the seriousness of the matter we have decided to hold the meeting...
  • Government sends legal notice to BBC March 6, 2015

    YouTube has blocked the access to the controversial Nirbhaya documentary. The government has sent a legal notice to the BBC. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "We had requested BBC not to air the documentary but they have gone ahead. We'll look into the legalities and take appropriate action." ...
  • US support India's efforts to address gender-based violence March 6, 2015

    Washington: The US on Thursday said it supports Indian efforts to address "gender-based violence" in the aftermath of the horrific rape and murder of Nirbhaya, but refused to comment on the latest controversy surrounding the BBC's documentary on the issue. "We have not seen the documentary in question and cannot comment...
  • Anti-women remarks by lawyers: BCI head terms it unwarranted March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Bar Council of India (BCI) Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra on Thursday termed "unwarranted" the alleged anti-women remarks of certain lawyers, including a defence counsel of the December 16 gangrape convict. The BCI Chairman, however, said the lawyers' body cannot initiate action on its own without any complaint. "Unless and...
  • Don't shoot the messenger: Why we need to watch BBC's banned documentary 'India's Daughter' March 5, 2015

    At the fag end of BBC's much discussed and now banned documentary 'India's Daughter' defence lawyer Anil Singh points out "There are some 250 cases of murders and rapes against some of sitting members of the parliament registered in court. No one takes note of those? Why only take action...
  • Delhi rape convict's remarks 'unspeakable': UN March 5, 2015

    United Nations: The remarks by one of the Delhi gangrape convict blaming the victim for the assault are "unspeakable", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson has said, stressing the need for men to get involved in halting violence against women. Ban's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric refused to further comment on the remarks made...
  • Nirbhaya documentary rocks Parliament March 5, 2015

    The documentary featuring an interview with Nirbhaya's rapist has been banned in India and now the Home Ministry is planning legal action against the filmmaker. ...
  • Parliamentarians condemn interview of 2012 Delhi gangrape convict: Who said what March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Parliamentarians unitedly expressed their anger and condemned the interview of one of the convicts of 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder of a young girl, Mukesh Singh, by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin. MPs of both the Houses raised the issued and demanded that government take strict action in this regard and...
  • Delhi court orders ban on broadcasting documentary on Delhi gangrape March 4, 2015

    After a huge row over the interview of the 16 December gangrape convict Mukesh Singh in the documentary 'India's Daughter', a Delhi court has ordered ban on its broadcast. The Delhi Police has registered an FIR and moved the court to stop the broadcast. ...
  • Nirbhaya case: Should the documentary's broadcast be stopped? March 3, 2015

    After furor over the interview of one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case, the Home Ministry is in damage control mode. Mukesh Kumar, who is on death row in the rape case, showed no remorse for the rape during the interview he gave to British filmmaker Leslee...
  • Nirbhaya case documentary: It angered me that rape convict felt no guilt, says Sania Mirza March 3, 2015

    Tennis ace and UN Goodwill Ambassador to end violence against women Sania Mirza said that she was angry that the rape convict Mukesh Singh was able to give an interview where he did not show any remorse. During a special show on Women's Day 'She Rocks', Mirza said, "When I...
  • BBC filmmaker Leslee Udwin talks about the procedure to get interview of rapist Mukesh Singh inside Tihar Jail March 3, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, BBC filmmaker Leslee Udwin talks about the procedure that she followed to get the interview of 2012 Delhi gangrape convict Mukesh Singh inside the Tihar Jail. "The DG of Tihar Jail was thrilled and understood objectivity of documentary. Everyone has to understand what goes in...
  • Nirbhaya case: Inside the mind of a rapist March 3, 2015

    Two years after the violent rape that horrified the nation, one of the rapists Mukesh Singh who is on death row for the rape and murder of Nirbhaya, said, "Don't fight rape, allow it..." A chilling statement from a documentary by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin details portions of a 16...
  • Delhi Police files FIR, to move court in filming of documentary inside Tihar jail in Nirbhaya case March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police will move court against airing of a BBC documentary interviewing one of those convicted in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case. "This was a ghastly crime and the law has been broken, we shall investigate the case. We are going to move the court against...
  • Had permission from MHA, Tihar Jail authorities to interview Delhi gangrape convict: British filmmaker March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: BAFTA award winning Director and Producer Leslee Udwin on Tuesday claimed that she had followed all instructions and had permission from Ministry of Home Affairs and Tihar Jail authorities to interview 2012 Delhi gangrape convict. As part of her documentary 'India's Daughter', Leslee had interview Mukesh Kumar, who...
  • Nirbhaya's parents outraged after convict blames women for rapes, Home Ministry steps in March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: After furor over the interview of one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case, the Home Ministry is in damage control mode. Mukesh Kumar, who is on death row in the rape case, showed no remorse for the rape during the interview he gave to British...