Anti Rape

  • Move over pepper sprays! Anti-rape jeans, wrist watches, and underwear: 5 creative anti-rape inventions by Indians June 29, 2014

    There is not a single week that goes by without the news of a horrifying rape case in some part of the country. After the horror of December 2012 when a girl was gang raped in a moving bus in the heart of Delhi, the youth decided to protest against...
  • 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 anti-rape 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 fast-track trial...
  • 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...
  • 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 anti-rape 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • The Last Word: Remembering Justice JS Verma April 23, 2013

    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 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Delhi minor rape case rocks Rajya Sabha April 22, 2013

    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 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 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Delhi: Why are crimes against women still continuing? April 19, 2013

    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 April 4, 2013

    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 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 anti-rape 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...
  • Shinde defends anti-rape Bill as MPs question its efficacy March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: MPs raised questions over efficacy of the system in dealing with cases of sexual crimes committed by influential people like politicians as the newly passed anti-rape bill had no such provision. Responding to these questions in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said the Criminal Law...
  • Parliament passes anti-rape Bill March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliament on Thursday passed the much awaited anti-rape Bill after the Rajya Sabha gave its nod on Thursday. The Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, will now become a law once President Pranab Mukherjee ratifies it and issues a notification. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill,...