Domestic Violence

  • Shabana Azmi starts work on a short film on domestic violence 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, who often raises her voice on gender issues, Saturday began work on a short film on domestic violence. "First day of filming for #Nasheed Faruqis short film#OUTSIDE on domestic violence. Looking 4ward 2 b directed by a girl I've seen as a child,"...
  • Provide 33 per cent reservation to women in police: Centre to States August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Inspired by Gujarat government, the Centre has urged all the states to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in their police forces to effectively deal with cases of sexual violence and crime against women. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to Chief Ministers of...
  • Government considers proposal to give power to arrest to NCW July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place and plans to extend NCW's jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry of Women and Child Development...
  • Rhea accuses Paes of domestic violence June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Model Rhea Pillai has filed a case of domestic violence and harassment against her estranged live-in partner ace tennis player Leander Paes and his father in a local metropolitan magistrate court. "Pillai has filed a case of domestic violence against Paes, his father Vece Paes and has sought monthly maintenance...
  • Unique mobile app 'SIF' to save male domestic violence victims June 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Men who are at the receiving end of domestic violence or charged with false rape cases need not feel left out any more. Help has come via a mobile app. An NGO working for protection of men's rights has come up with a unique mobile application and a dedicated helpline...
  • What happens when a woman starts abusing a man in public? This video changes the way we see domestic violence May 26, 2014

    When we talk about domestic violence, the first image that flashes in the head is of a woman being beaten up by a man at home. This video might change the way you see domestic violence. In a staged prank, a hidden camera recorded the reactions of public when a man...
  • Techie couple faces arrest for torturing a minor domestic help April 29, 2014

    Bangalore: A minor girl was rescued from a techie couple's house in Electronics City by the police and an NGO last week. The employers, a techie couple, are alleged to have brutally abused the girl who worked as their domestic help. The child is now under the care of the...
  • Indian-origin tech CEO Gurbaksh Chahal convicted of kicking his girlfriend 117 times, escapes jail time, ordered community service April 25, 2014

    An Indian-origin tech CEO, who pleaded misdemeanor, domestic violence and battery charges, escaped without any jail time and was asked to do community service despite kicking his girlfriend 117 times, recorded in the security footage of his home, the Huffington Post reported. RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chahal, 31, dodged 45 felony counts...
  • Power of 49: Story of Rashmi Anand who fought domestic violence February 27, 2014

    The Power of 49 campaign has been designed to encourage women to vote this election. CNN IBN joins hands with Tatas and their latest 'jaago re' campaign to put the woman voter on the political centrestage. This week's theme of the campaign is 'women and domestic violence'. ...
  • Artist's work shows Barbie as a victim of domestic violence, with a bloody lip and a black eye February 25, 2014

    Artist Samantha Humphreys has documented a series of disturbing pictures of domestic violence using an icon of female perfection - the Barbie. The series 'What If?' by Humphreys was featured in the Speaking Out Exhibition at Embrace Arts, University of Leicester. Since then, the series has been receiving worldwide media...
  • New amendment in law makes wife beating legal in Afghanistan February 7, 2014

    The Guardian reported on Thursday that Afghanistan has legalised domestic violence by changing a law so it will become impossible for anyone to testify against relatives. This effectively gives sanction to honour killings. The change in legislation has been passed by the Afghan Parliament and now awaits President Hamid Karzai's signature....
  • Maine police investigating screams find happy pig February 5, 2014

    Maine: Police responding to reports of screaming coming from a home in Maine didn't find a victim of domestic violence as they feared. Instead, they found an amorous pig. State police say a woman called last week after hearing what she believed to be a fight coming from a neighbour's home...
  • Mumbai: Adnan Sami moves HC to furnish fresh sureties for bail January 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Pakistani singer Adnan Sami moved the Bombay High Court on Monday seeking permission to furnish two fresh sureties in keeping with a condition imposed on him while being granted anticipatory bail in a domestic violence case filed by his estranged wife Sabah Galadari. Two persons who had stood surety for...
  • Woman beaten to death by in-laws, family hold protest January 3, 2014

    The kin of a woman who was allegedly beaten to death by her in-laws held a protest on Friday with her body at the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police here in Saharanpur district seeking action against the accused. A police official said that a large group of people from the...
  • Man arrested for murdering wife over property dispute January 3, 2014

    A person was arrested on Friday for allegedly killing his wife over a property dispute, the police said. Identified as Dilip Pahwa (54), the accused allegedly killed his wife Santosh Pahwa (50) by attacking her with a sharp-edged weapon on December 19 last year, when she was at her cast iron...
  • Employment of domestic workers to be on agenda for talks: US December 25, 2013

    The US on Wednesday said employment of domestic workers will now be on agenda for the bilateral talks with India with which it is in conversation to "determine the way forward" in resolving the 14-day-long diplomatic row. "The Department of State is in conversation with the Government of India on determining...
  • Watch: Girls in bondage October 16, 2013

    Recently, a 50-year-old woman was arrested in Delhi for allegedly brutally abusing her teenaged domestic worker. The 15-year-old girl from Jharkhand had alleged that her employer would beat her up every day. Such is the case of thousands of girls from Jharkhand who end up as domestic help. ...
  • 'Abused goddesses' spread message against domestic violence October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Three award-winning ads with images of bruised Hindu goddesses - Saraswati, Durga and Lakshmi - attempt to spread a strong message against domestic violence in India."Pray that we never see this day. Today more than 68% of women in India are victims of domestic violence. Tomorrow it seems...
  • Om Puri gets bail, leaves for shooting in Britain September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Om Puri, who was accused by his wife Nandita of domestic violence, breathed a sigh of relief when he was finally granted bail. In addition to bail granted Saturday morning, he has been allowed to leave the country on professional assignment. The beleaguered actor was expected to leave for...
  • Domestic violence case: Om Puri's bail plea disposed by court August 31, 2013

    The sessions court on Saturday disposed of the anticipatory bail application filed Bollywood actor Om Puri, who is accused of assaulting his wife, after he told the court that he wants to withdraw the plea. The move comes after Mumbai police told the sessions court that Puri has been only charged...
  • Om Puri lying about being out of town, alleges wife August 29, 2013

    Journalist-columnist Nandita Puri, who filed a police complaint of domestic violence against her husband and actor Om Puri, on Wednesday claimed he was lying when he said he was out of town when he allegedly beat her. "All lies... He is lying and he was in Mumbai. After the incident, he...
  • Domestic violence case: Om Puri says his wife is hysterical August 27, 2013

    A day after actor Om Puri's estranged wife Nandita filed a case of domestic violence against him, the actor denied all the charges and called her hysterical. He also said she is very dominating. ...
  • Om Puri still missing, search on, says Mumbai Police August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Om Puri is not traceable, a police officer said Tuesday, adding the actor was being sought in the wake of a domestic violence complaint filed by his wife. Om Puri's wife Nandita lodged a complaint against him on Aug 23 at the Versova Police Station. "When Nandita Puri had come to...
  • UNICEF launches initiative on violence against children August 1, 2013

    United Nations: UNICEF on Wednesday launched a new initiative on violence against children, calling on the international community to speak out against it. The 'End Violence Against Children' initiative seeks to build on growing popular outrage following attacks against children, including the 2012 shooting of then 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai in...
  • Assaulted by 'alcoholic' husband for years, woman sets herself, 2 kids ablaze July 31, 2013

    In a heart rending incident, a woman set herself and her eight-month-old and two-year-old daughters ablaze in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh late on Tuesday, police said. The woman took the extreme step after a spat with her alcoholic husband, who would often beat her up after getting drunk, police said. Gudiya,...
  • Husband chops off wife's fingers in Manipur; absconding July 19, 2013

    Imphal: A husband chopped off three fingers of his wife when he attacked her with a sword in interior Thoubal district of Manipur, official reports said on Friday. The wife, 47-year-old Thoibi Devi was rushed to a private clinic where she is undergoing treatment. The husband, Tolen Khomba, is absconding after the...
  • Kerala: Father, stepmother torture five-year-old child for 2 years July 18, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another instance of brutalities against children, a five-year-old landed at a government hospital in Kottayam in Kerala after being allegedly tortured by his father and stepmother for two years. The state government has adopted the child and lodged an attempt to murder case on the father and...
  • Married or not, domestic violence act binding, says Kerala HC July 17, 2013

    Kochi: In a significant ruling, the Kerala High Court has held that a woman is entitled to get protection under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act even if she was in a live-in relationship. 'What was intended under Sect 2(a) of the Act was a...
  • Tamil Nadu: Man stangulates wife, burns her body July 15, 2013

    Erode: One person hailing from Karnataka was on Monday arrested for allegedly strangling his wife to death and burning the body a week ago, police said. Police said the accused Kongalayiah of Chamrajnagar in Karnataka,came to Arasur and stayed there with his 25-year-old wife. He was working in a private firm...
  • FTP: Is the veil of silence over domestic violence being broken at last? July 12, 2013

    Former Miss World and actress Yukta Mookhey has lodged an FIR against her husband Prince Tuli for alleged domestic violence. ...