Abuse

  • If you saw someone being abused, will you help? Indian public reaction to racial abuse of a student from the North-East caught on hidden camera 19-04-2014 11:28 AM

    Cases of racial abuse in India have picked up in the last few years. People from the north-eastern states have found themselves ridiculed and harassed in public just because they look different. They have been subject to atrocious words describing their features. Although using some of these words is punishable...
  • Is there no end to human cruelty? Students charged with animal abuse after holding dog upside down, forcing it to drink beer 13-03-2014 11:19 AM

    Authorities say two students at a New York state college were charged with animal abuse after a dog was held upside down over a keg and forced to drink beer. Police say one of the College at Brockport students held the black Labrador retriever over a keg and apparently forced...
  • Tribal school superintendent, husband arrested for sexual assault of minor girls 11-03-2014 08:09 AM

    Police on Monday arrested a residential school's superintendent and her husband, who were absconding in connection with alleged sexual abuse of minor girls at the facility in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district. Neeta Naag, superintendent of the Kanya Ashram (residential school for tribal girls) in Dhanora village of the naxal-affected district, was...
  • Fresh guidelines outlined on medical care to rape victims 04-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • The Kidnapping Child Experiment: Yousef Erakat tests people on how they would react if a child was being abducted in front of them 12-02-2014 12:31 PM

    YouTube user Yousef Erakat decides to make a video of how people would react if a child is being abducted in front of them. The video, titled The Kidnapping Child Experiment, features a child posing as someone who is being abducted. He runs to different people on the road and...
  • Did Sushma Swaraj just insult an entire community inadvertently with her 'flat nose' racial slur? 05-02-2014 03:40 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party's Sushma Swaraj inadvertently insulted people from India's North East when she spiritedly defended them in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday with an inexcusable racial slur. Swaraj who rose to speak about the death of Nido Taniam, a youth from Arunachal Pradesh, who was beaten to death in...
  • Man, woman sentenced for trolling prominent feminist on Twitter 25-01-2014 02:18 PM

    London: A man and woman were jailed Friday for using Twitter to abuse a prominent feminist campaigner. The two were sentenced for sending vulgar and threatening messages to activist Caroline Criado-Perez. Judge Howard Riddle sentenced Isabella Sorley, 23, to 12 weeks in prison and 25-year-old John Nimmo to eight weeks....
  • 'You ruined my childhood', molested student tells her teacher on webcam; video goes viral on YouTube 22-01-2014 01:03 PM

    Los Angeles: A California educator has resigned after a woman accused her in a YouTube video of abusing her when she was a 12-year-old student, school authorities said on Tuesday, and police said they were looking into the allegations. In a video that went viral, 28-year-old Jamie Carrillo speaks into...
  • Pope Benedict XVI defrocked 400 priests in 2 years 18-01-2014 09:29 AM

    Vatican City: In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children, more than twice as many as the two years that preceded a 2010 explosion of sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond, according to a document obtained on Friday and...
  • Mumbai: Man arrested for employing, torturing 11-year-old girl 13-01-2014 11:57 AM

    Mumbai: A 38-year-old man has been arrested for employing and allegedly torturing an 11-year-old girl. The wife of the accused is still absconding. The police claim that the girl was being assaulted for over two years now. The police also say that the man and his wife also denied food...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Tutor allegedly accused of raping 11 minor tribal girls 04-01-2014 03:01 PM

    Eleven minor tribal girls residing in a students' hostel run by an NGO in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh, have alleged sexual assault by their tutor for the past five months, police said on Saturday. According to Nalgonda Superintendent of Police T Prabhakar Rao, a case was yesterday registered against...
  • Delhi: Homeless women battle not just the cold, but also abuse 24-12-2013 09:49 AM

    New Delhi: Thousands of homeless women and children spend their nights out on the streets of the national capital, battling not just the cold but also abuse and violence. With only six shelters for women, many who are forced to live in the open share horror stories of sexual assault...
  • User revolt forces Twitter to revert changes to block functionality 13-12-2013 10:13 AM

    New Delhi: Twitter encountered a user revolt for the first time as a public company after it tweaked its "block" function on Thursday, prompting an outcry from those who said the new policy empowered perpetrators of online abuse. Users could previously prevent their harrassers from following them or interacting with...
  • Caught on camera: SP leader forces official to hit himself with a shoe 12-12-2013 09:19 AM

    Mathura: In a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday morning, the district president of the Samajwadi Party from Mathura reportedly forced his own party corporator Mahendra Chauhan to hit himself with a shoe. The corporator was then made to do sit ups and beg for forgiveness. The incident took...
  • Kavdas orphanage case: Six convicted, two acquitted 06-12-2013 11:15 AM

    Mumbai: Almost three years after the case of 19 special children being starved, tortured and sexually abused at an orphanage in Kavdas first came to light, the Sessions court on Thursday convicted six accused and acquitted two in the case. It's been a long battle to get justice for these...
  • Two-third of women journalists face abuse or harassment: survey 03-12-2013 03:42 PM

    Bangkok: About two-third of women journalists have experienced abuse, harassment or threats at work, according to first global survey on violence against women working in the news media. The survey by the Washington-based International Women's Media Foundation and the London-based International News Safety Institute included 822 women media workers interviewed...
  • Political parties may face action for using abusive language: EC 29-11-2013 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: Taking serious note of the "plummeting" levels of political discourse during the ongoing Assembly polls in five states, the Election Commission has put all parties on notice and warned of action for repeated use of "intemperate and abusive" language while campaigning. "The Commission desires to put all political...
  • US Sikhs launch smartphone application to report abuse at airports 27-11-2013 10:41 AM

    Sikh activists in the US has launched an updated smartphone application to make it easier for Sikh passengers to report any abuse against them at American airports. The free, downloadable app called FlyRights, lets travellers instantly send their concerns to the US Transportation Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security...
  • 'Her wishes don't count': troubling commentary on the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case

    Neenaz's Space |  Neenaz Ichaporia
    The cacophony around the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault allegations has grown so loud that I feel we have missed the point of both the survivor's...

  • The Tehelka letters: Tarun Tejpal says it was a fleeting, totally consensual encounter 23-11-2013 03:33 PM

    As a special investigation team of Goa Police reached Delhi to question Tarun Tejpal who has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman colleague, conflicting reports emerged in the media of the nature of encounter between the Tehelka founder and the young woman. Tejpal issued an official statement on Friday...
  • Touching, whistling, innuendo: What is workplace sexual abuse and how to prevent it 23-11-2013 12:38 PM

    The allegation levelled against Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal has reignited the debate on the safety of women and protection against sexual harassment at workplace. Complaints of sexual abuse at the workplace are often ignored as minor misconduct rather than being reported as serious crimes that carry a penalty. Often women...
  • Workplace sex abuse: How to 'atone' for a 'lapse of judgement'

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    When a media organisation that champions the cause of the underdog is caught in sexual assault allegations and its head tries to pass off what...

  • Google blocks over 100,000 child abuse queries from search 18-11-2013 05:05 PM

    London: Google's executive chairman says the company has introduced software that will block links to child abuse material on the web. Eric Schmidt writes in Britain's Daily Mail that Google and other Internet companies like Microsoft have been working with law enforcement to stop pedophiles from sharing illegal pictures on...
  • Watch: Kids narrate their horrid tales of abuse 16-11-2013 04:33 PM

    Incidents of child abuse have risen significantly. In recent days, media reports have been suggesting a spurt on cases of child molestation. From neighbours allegedly abusing kids as young as three-years to teachers molesting students in classrooms - such incidents have not only brought shame to the society but also...
  • Two arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-month-old 16-11-2013 03:23 PM

    New Delhi: Two suspects have been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-month-old baby on Friday evening. The girl has sustained injuries and has been admitted to a hospital. The incident took place on Friday night at her home when her parents were away. (More details awaited) ...
  • TN: School teacher arrested for verbally abusing Congress woman MLA 15-11-2013 01:32 PM

    A private school teacher has been arrested for verbally abusing a Congress woman MLA while speaking on a live television show on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, besides making certain remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, police said on Friday. Casmirraj alias Tamil Dasan (45), residing at Mandaiveli in Chennai was...
  • Complaint filed against TV show caller for abusing Jaya, Congress MLA 15-11-2013 11:19 AM

    Chennai: Congress MLA Vijayadharani has filed a criminal complaint against a caller in a TV debate show who used abusive language against her and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. A 45-year-old Tamil teacher Casmirraj Tamildasan from Mandaveli in Chennai has been arrested for allegedly making the call. He has been...
  • Minor girls recount tales of exploitation, sexual abuse and trafficking 07-11-2013 08:33 PM

    New Delhi: As horrifying details continue to emerge in the domestic help murder case involving BSP MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Dr Jagriti Singh, several other cases of vulnerable girls have also come to light. An investigation by CNN-IBN reveals how hundreds of minors are trafficked and sold as...
  • Testimonies of BSP MP's maid reveal horrific tales of torture 07-11-2013 07:28 PM

    Horrifying details have emerged from another domestic help of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti Singh, who is facing murder charges in the death case of one of her domestic helps. The domestic help Meena Sardar has alleged that Jagriti spat on her food, served it on the floor and...
  • Third maid alleges inhuman behaviour by arrested BSP MP's wife 07-11-2013 05:42 PM

    In more details emerging in the murder case of the domestic help of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Dr Jagriti Singh, another domestic help Meena Sardar has alleged that Jagriti spat on her food, served it on the floor and forced her to eat it without using her...