ANTI RAPE LAWS

  • CJ Show: A mother demands punishment for a man who attempted to rape her three year old daughter. June 8, 2014

    CJ Nirmala, a community correspondent with Video Volunteers at Ranchi, met a mother whose three year old daughter was sexually assaulted by a 25 year old man who is known for carrying out crimes against women in the region. After repeated appeals by woman to seek justice and punishment for...
  • Defiant Mulayam says 'wrong' anti-rape law should be amended April 11, 2014

    Seeking to wriggle out of his controversial remarks on rape, Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Friday, said "no one respects women more than Samajwadi Party" but stuck to his stand that the "wrong" anti-rape law should be amended. "Today there is nobody in the country who respects women more than Samajwadi Party,"...
  • A year to Delhi braveheart's death which pushed for stronger antirape law December 29, 2013

    It's been a year to the death of the Delhi braveheart, which led to country wide protests. The brutality she suffered shocked the nation. People poured out onto the streets in protest demanding a change and pushed the system to give us a stricter law on sexual assault. ...
  • Remembering the Delhi Braveheart: Will tougher laws bring the change? December 29, 2013

    It has been a year since the Delhi braveheart passed away but despite massive protests there is not much that has changed on the ground. The one silver lining to the terrible tragedy was due to the public outrage, the nation has a revised law on sexual assault. ...
  • December 16 Delhi gangrape: How the case unfolded December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: It has been a year since that horrific gangrape of the Delhi braveheart. The sheer brutality of the crime shook the country and the nation saw unprecedented protests. On many occasions, the police even used force to stop the growing protests. Under intense media coverage, a fasttrack trial...
  • Delhi gangrape: The case that forced setting up of a new anti-rape law September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The nation is counting down to the verdict of the Delhi gangrape-murder likely to be delivered in on Tuesday. Following the outrage over the incident, India got a revised law on sexual assault. Getting that law and the system to work would perhaps be the perfect tribute to...
  • Protests, clampdown: How the Delhi gangrape got the nation outraged September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The brutality of the December 16 Delhi gangrape got the entire nation to step out and speak up. Despite the ill-advised police clampdown, the public pressure could just not be bottled in. Even as the braveheart battled for her life in the ICU, huge protests played out on...
  • SC issues notice to Centre on antirape law, says it is inconsistent July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre on a PIL that sought directions for fixing the age of consent of a wife at 18 years for having sexual relations with her husband. The SC issued the notice over section 375 of the IPC which defines...
  • Women misuse rape law to force lovers to marry them: Court May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Penal provisions on rape have been misused by some women who develop consensual physical relationship with their lovers and after the breakup file false rape cases to force them to marry them, the Delhi High Court has said. Justice Kailash Gambhir said rape law was often misused by...
  • News broadcasting fraternity condoles death of JS Verma April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: News broadcasting fraternity on Monday condoled the death of Justice (Retd) JS Verma who passed away after a brief illness. Justice Verma was appointed the first Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA), a self regulatory body set up by News Broadcasters Association on October 2, 2008. "In...
  • I will miss Justice Verma's advice, guidance, says PM April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday night described former Chief Justice of India JS Verma, who died here, as a "man of vast understanding" whose "generous advice and guidance" he will miss very much. Singh said Justice Verma was "held in great respect as a public figure not...
  • Delhi minor rape case rocks Rajya Sabha April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The shock over gruesome rape and brutality of a fiveyearold girl on Monday resonated in the Rajya Sabha with members cutting across party lines pressing for stern action, including death penalty, to deal with such crimes even if it needs a relook at the new antirape law. The...
  • We need a social revolution to eradicate rape: Dr Kiran Bedi April 22, 2013

    Can electoral and police reforms bring about change in state of women's safety in India? Dr Kiran Bedi, former IPS officer and now a prominent social activist, shared her perspective in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Just a few days ago when a conference on police reforms and public order...
  • Education will help address violence against women: Ranjana Kumari April 22, 2013

    Are the new antirape laws ineffective? Women's rights activist Ranjana Kumari joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. How to change mindset among small town men who come to work in metros? Asked by: Honey A. The most effective way of addressing violence is through...
  • Delhi: Why are crimes against women still continuing? April 19, 2013

    A 5yearold was abducted, kept locked up for days and systematically brutalised in New Delhi. The police initially refused to register an FIR and even slapped women protesting against this horrific incident. ...
  • India gets a new antirape law as President signs the Bill April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday signed the Criminal Law Amendment Bill which gives India a strong antirape law. The Criminal Law Amendment Bill was earlier passed by the two Houses of Parliament. The massive public anger and uproars following the December 16 gangrape of the Delhi braveheart forced the...
  • Zero tolerance against abuse of women: Nandita Sen March 26, 2013

    Actress Nandita Das joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the need for stronger antirape laws. Q. Madam, the country does not lack any laws; They have severe laws. They lack the implementation : Trials take lot of time and thus helping the accused: So do you feel the any new...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 19, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Anti-rape Bill new, progressive: Sushil Kumar Shinde March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today termed as "new" and "progressive" the Criminal Law Amendment Bill which was passed in the Lok Sabha despite several amendments being moved by members and emphasised that it will empower women. "The whole country was watching this Bill. I am happy that...
  • Anti-rape Bill to be introduced in LS on Tuesday March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre will bring the anti-rape Bill in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday after most of the parties voiced their opinion against lowering the age of consent for sex from 18 years to 16. The decision on the age of consent for sex will be taken in the...
  • Anti-rape Bill to be introduced in Lok Sabha tomorrow March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: With the contentious issue of age of consent remaining inconclusive, the anti-rape Bill will be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The age of consent will also be decided in the House. There has been sharp opposition over lowering the age of consent from 18 years to 16...
  • Live: Age of consent for sex will be 18 yrs, say sources March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: 2:35 pm: Age of consent will be 18 years with provision that a first time offender will be given probation of one year, say sources. Sources add that consenting sex between 16 to 18 years will constitute rape. Government will move the amendments and hopes to take it...
  • Anti-rape Bill: All-party meet today, govt to face hurdles March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: As the government struggles to find consensus on the anti-rape Bill, it is set to face opposition in the all-party meet primarily over lowering of the age of consent. The other contentious issues include stringent punishment for stalking and voyeurism. The protests after the December 16 Delhi gangrape...
  • Anti-rape law: BJP against lowering age of consent, say sources March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said it favours a strong anti-rape law but has certain reservations on some of the clauses in the Bill cleared by the Cabinet and will voice them in the all-party meeting here on March 18. "BJP agrees with most issues stated in...
  • Lowering age for consensual sex will lead to more rapes: Ramdev March 15, 2013

    Indore: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday said the Centre's decision to reduce the age for consensual sex from 18 to 16 years would affect the social order and increase rape cases in the country. Sex at 16 was not right for a person either physically or psychologically, Ramdev said while...
  • Cabinet clears the final draft of the anti-rape Bill March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The final draft of the anti-rape Bill, which proposes stringent punishment for rape, acid attack, stalking and voyeurism besides reducing the age of consent for sex to 16 years from 18, was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Thursday evening. "Anti-rape Bill has been cleared. All recommendations of...
  • India talks: 'Reducing the age of consent may create problems' March 14, 2013

    Residents of Chennai say reducing age of consent may create problems. They are also demanding harsher punishments for rapists in the anti-rape Bill. ...
  • I support 16 years as age of consent: Activist Kamla Bhasin March 14, 2013

    There is headway in the anti-rape Bill draft, which is all set to be cleared by the Cabinet after much debate within the ministries. The Cabinet will take it up on Thursday evening. ...
  • Age of consent reduced 16 in draft of anti-rape Bill March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: There is finally some headway in bringing India's tough new anti-rape law after much debate and differences within the Union Cabinet over provisions in the anti-rape draft bill. On Wednesday evening, the Empowered Group of Ministers led by Finance Minister P Chidambaram finalised changes to the draft and...
  • The age of sexual consent should be 16 yrs in India: Vrinda Grover March 13, 2013

    Human rights lawyer Vrinda Grover joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on new anti-rape Bill & whether it is right to lower the age of sexual consent from 18 to 16 years. Q. What is the entire point of reducing the age for consensual sex to 16?...