Anti Rape Protests

  • SC orders NHRC probe into police brutality against AAP protestors November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered an NHRC probe into alleged police brutality against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers who were protesting in Delhi against non-registration of an FIR in a rape case in June this year. A bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi allowed the plea of...
  • Kolkata: Neighbour accused of raping 24-yr-old differently-abled girl June 13, 2013

    Kolkata: The crime against women continues unabated in the country. In Bidhannagar, the IT hub of Kolkata, a 24-year-old differently-abled girl was raped allegedly by her neighbour on Thursday. The girl's mother has filed an FIR at the New Town Police Station. However, no arrests have been made yet. The suspect...
  • Kolkata: 'Detaining peaceful anti-rape protesters an attack on freedom of speech' June 13, 2013

    Hundreds of women protested outside West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence against the recent rape and murder of a girl in Barasat. ...
  • Constable Tomar death: Anti-rape protestors' plea against FIR rejected May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed two separate petitions seeking quashing of the FIR and transfer of probe from city police to CBI in the case lodged for various offences, including rioting and death of constable Subhash Tomar during anti-rape protests in the capital. Turning down the plea...
  • Constable Tomar death: HC verdict on anti-rape protestors' plea on Thursday May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Wednesday give its verdict on two separate pleas seeking quashing of the FIR and transfer of probe from city police to CBI in the case lodged for various offences, including rioting and death of constable Subhash Tomar during anti-rape protests in December. Justice...
  • Delhi rape: Case against policeman for slapping protester April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has registered a case against an Assistant Commissioner for allegedly slapping a young woman during a protest against the rape of a five-year-old girl. BS Alhawat, the ACP who was suspended after he was caught on camera, was charged with causing hurt (section 323 of IPC) after...
  • SC slams Delhi Police, UP Chief Secy for crackdown on protesters April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has slammed the police crackdown on women. It pulled up the Delhi Police and sought an explanation from the Commissioner, Neeraj Kumar, on the use of force on young girls who were demonstrating at an East Delhi hospital against the alleged rape of a five-year-old....
  • News 360: Protests continue over minor's rape in Delhi April 22, 2013

    Protests against the rape of a 5-year-old girl in the national capital went on unabated on Monday despite the arrest of a second accused in the case. ...
  • Anti-rape protests continue in Delhi, RAF deployed at India Gate April 21, 2013

    Anger continued to rise in New Delhi over the rape of a 5-year-old, with protesters demonstrating near India Gate, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official residence 7, Race Course Road and police headquarters at ITO. ...
  • Constable Tomar death: Police to drop charges against 8 accused March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: In the case of the death of police constable Subhash Tomar, the Delhi Police has told the High Court that it will drop murder charges against the eight arrested individuals. The cross examination of the FIR against the arrested individuals is scheduled for Wednesday. Constable Subhash Tomar died...
  • Constable Tomar death: Why were innocents charged by Delhi Police? March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: More than a 100 days after arresting eight people on charges of murdering Constable Subhash Tomar at the India Gate protests, a U-turn by Delhi Police. Delhi Police has now told the Delhi High Court that the eight people arrested are not involved in the death. Eight people were...
  • Constable Tomar death: All 8 arrested are innocent, admits police March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has admitted in the High Court that the eight people arrested in connection with the death of a policeman during the anti-rape agitation at India Gate are innocent. Constable Subhash Tomar had died while a crack down on agitators was on. The eight accused had...
  • Anti-rape protesters may disrupt Republic Day parade: Police January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Anti-rape protesters demanding justice for the 23-year-old gang-rape victim may disrupt the Republic Day parade, a top police officer said in New Delhi on Monday. According to intelligence inputs, some groups have been identified that may try to create trouble during the parade. "We have got some inputs. We will...
  • Delhi HC notice to police on Sec 144 at India Gate January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Police were asked on Tuesday by the Delhi High Court to explain as to how a special executive magistrate can be vested with the power to impose prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC for up to six months despite the same being contrary to the fundamental...
  • 'Accused mustn't be allowed to become state witnesses' January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The family of the Delhi braveheart on Monday slammed the move by two of the six accused in the case to become state witnesses, saying this was being done to escape death sentence and wanted the plea to be rejected. "It is not right to allow two of...
  • Law must be amended to prevent those chargesheeted for rape from contesting elections: Srikant Sastri January 7, 2013

    Srikant Sastri, a Delhi-based entrepreneur and angel investor, has started a campaign called 'Save The Republic - Resign Before Jan 26th' on Facebook and Twitter to ask two MPs and 42 MLAs, accused of crimes against women including rape, to voluntarily tender their resignations before Republic Day. The data has...
  • Delhi gangrape: Time to look within ourselves? January 6, 2013

    New Delhi: It is an inescapable irony. Even though thousands braved freezing temperatures, teargas and lathicharge, demanding justice for the 23-year-old Delhi braveheart, not a single passerby had stopped to help her and her male friend, as they lay bleeding on the road on that cold winter night of December...
  • Anti-rape protest: People take out midnight march in Hyderabad January 6, 2013

    Hundreds of women gathered in Hyderabad on Saturday night and marched around the iconic Hussain Sagar lake claiming their right to walk on streets in the night without fear. ...
  • Constable Tomar death: Plea seeks quashing of FIR against 8 January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday admitted a plea seeking the quashing of FIR that had been filed against eight persons over police constable Subhash Tomar's death during the anti-rape protests that erupted following the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old physiotherapist. The writ petition claims that a CCTV footage...
  • Anti-rape protesters continue to throng Delhi streets January 4, 2013

    As Delhi Police on Thursday filed its chargesheet in the gangrape and murder case of 23-year-old paramedical student, protesters continued to throng the streets in the city to keep up the momentum for making the national capital a safe city for women. ...
  • Gangrape: Youth protests a positive sign, say Murthy and Basu January 4, 2013

    Infosys Chairman Narayana Murthy has said that value-based education should be made a part of the school curriculum. ...
  • India welcomes New Year on sombre note, protests to continue January 1, 2013

    New Delhi: It's the first day of 2013, and India welcomed the New Year on a mournful and sombre note. Big get-togethers were cancelled and candle-light marches were organised in memory of the 23-year-old braveheart, who died thirteen days after a most brutal sexual assault. Protest marches continued at Jantar Mantar...
  • Delhi: Anti-rape protests continue at Jantar Mantar December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Many at Jantar Mantar on Monday continued their anti-rape protests for a safer environment for women, boycotting the New Year's celebrations and maintaining solidarity with the 23-year-old woman who lost the battle for her life on Saturday due to the injuries she sustained during a brutal gangrape and...
  • Nationwide anti-rape protests continue; Delhi braveheart laid to rest December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Anti-rape protests and strict punishment for the six accused in the brutal gangrape and murder of the 23-year-old Delhi braveheart continued on Sunday too even as her last rites were performed in extreme secrecy in the national capital. Prayers, candle-light vigils and rallies as part of spontaneous peaceful protests...
  • Delhi: Anti-rape protesters clash with police, 5 detained December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Five people were detained after the peaceful protest at Jantar Mantar demanding speedy punishment for the rapists of the 23-year-old braveheart was marred by violence on Sunday. A group of protestors clashed with the police on being denied permission to take out a march. The Rapid Action Force was...
  • Man strangles sister-in-law after rape attempt December 30, 2012

    Jaipur: A man was on Sunday arrested in Rajasthan for strangulating his 23-year-old sister-in-law after a failed rape bid December 25, police said. The victim died in a hospital on Saturday. Police said the accused escaped thinking the woman had died. However, she was rushed to SMS hospital in Jaipur in...
  • Delhi: Protesters vent anger against police December 30, 2012

    A group of protesters clashed with police on Sunday at Jantar Mantar during a demonstration demanding speedy punishment for the rapists of the girl who died after battling for life. ...
  • Make roads safer for women: Protesters at Jantar Mantar December 30, 2012

    Anti-rape protests continued across the nation on Sunday to demand safety for women. ...
  • Anti-rape protests: 5 Delhi Metro stations reopened December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Five out of the ten metro stations in Central Delhi, that were closed down for an indefinite period in the wake of the death of the gangrape victim, were opened this afternoon. The stations which opened are Pragati Maidan, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, Rajiv Chowk and Patel Chowk. However,...
  • Indian-Americans hold candlelight vigil for Delhi braveheart December 30, 2012

    Washington: Braving chilly weather, Indian-Americans gathered at the Gandhi Statue here to hold a candlelight vigil for the 23-year-old Delhi braveheart, who died after battling for life, 13 days after being most brutally raped by six men aboard a moving bus, as US media slammed the "reprehensible crime" saying half...