Anti Rape

  • Defiant Mulayam says 'wrong' anti-rape law should be amended 11-04-2014 06:17 PM

    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...
  • December 16 Delhi gangrape: How the case unfolded 16-12-2013 09:15 AM

    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 fast-track trial...
  • SC orders NHRC probe into police brutality against AAP protestors 19-11-2013 02:58 PM

    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...
  • Delhi gangrape: The case that forced setting up of a new anti-rape law 10-09-2013 09:26 AM

    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 10-09-2013 08:51 AM

    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 anti-rape law, says it is inconsistent 10-07-2013 02:14 PM

    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...
  • Kolkata: Neighbour accused of raping 24-yr-old differently-abled girl 13-06-2013 08:58 PM

    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...
  • Kolkata: 'Detaining peaceful anti-rape protesters an attack on freedom of speech' 13-06-2013 07:59 PM

    Hundreds of women protested outside West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence against the recent rape and murder of a girl in Barasat. ...
  • Women misuse rape law to force lovers to marry them: Court 25-05-2013 10:22 PM

    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...
  • Constable Tomar death: Anti-rape protestors' plea against FIR rejected 09-05-2013 06:27 PM

    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...
  • Constable Tomar death: HC verdict on anti-rape protestors' plea on Thursday 08-05-2013 09:51 PM

    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....
  • Delhi rape: Case against policeman for slapping protester 25-04-2013 08:46 PM

    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)...
  • SC slams Delhi Police, UP Chief Secy for crackdown on protesters 25-04-2013 12:55 PM

    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....
  • The Last Word: Remembering Justice JS Verma 23-04-2013 09:50 PM

    Justice JS Verma, one of India's most highly regarded chief justices, died at the age of 80 on Monday. ...
  • News broadcasting fraternity condoles death of JS Verma 23-04-2013 10:50 AM

    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....
  • I will miss Justice Verma's advice, guidance, says PM 23-04-2013 12:55 AM

    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...
  • News 360: Protests continue over minor's rape in Delhi 22-04-2013 09:43 PM

    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. ...
  • Delhi minor rape case rocks Rajya Sabha 22-04-2013 07:18 PM

    New Delhi: The shock over gruesome rape and brutality of a five-year-old 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 anti-rape law. The...
  • We need a social revolution to eradicate rape: Dr Kiran Bedi 22-04-2013 07:13 PM

    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...
  • Education will help address violence against women: Ranjana Kumari 22-04-2013 06:43 PM

    Are the new anti-rape 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 education. Gender...
  • Anti-rape protests continue in Delhi, RAF deployed at India Gate 21-04-2013 07:13 PM

    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. ...
  • Delhi: Why are crimes against women still continuing? 19-04-2013 10:48 PM

    A 5-year-old 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 anti-rape law as President signs the Bill 03-04-2013 12:58 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday signed the Criminal Law Amendment Bill which gives India a strong anti-rape 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...
  • Parliament passes anti-rape Bill 21-03-2013 04:36 PM

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  • FTN: Anti-rape bill: Are male politicians trivialising crimes against women? 20-03-2013 11:59 PM

    The historic anti-rape Bill was finally passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Bill fixes the age of consent for sex at 18 years and the first offence of stalking is bailable. Two amendments, seeking life term for trafficking of children and life imprisonment for acid attack, were defeated. ...