Police Apathy

  • Government considers proposal to give power to arrest to NCW July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place and plans to extend NCW's jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry of Women and Child Development...
  • Two minors rape 8-year-old girl, parents allege police apathy June 18, 2014

    An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two minors causing her grievous injuries in a remote part of Allahabad district. The parents of the victim alleged that the police were reluctant to file their complaint.  The incident occurred on Tuesday in Sarai Madan village in the district's trans-Ganga region, SHO of...
  • Karnal: Allegedly drunk policeman caught on camera shooting doctor August 28, 2013

    Karnal: In a shocker from Haryana, an allegedly drunk policeman was caught on camera shooting an on duty doctor at a trauma centre. The police officer allegedly pulled out his revolver and shot the doctor after the doctor refused to give him a fake medical report. The doctor escaped unhurt...
  • MP: Police refuse to accept woman's written sexual assault complaint June 14, 2013

    Bhopal: In a shocker from Madhya Pradesh, the state police refused to register a case of attempted murder and sexual assault against assailants after a woman was allegedly beaten up by over a dozen people and her knee caps broken while resisting rape. The 27-year-old, a mother of one, is...
  • UP: Female police officer caught on camera slapping 3 women May 31, 2013

    Aligarh: Another instance of violence against women by the Uttar Pradesh police has surfaced. A policewoman in Aligarh was caught on camera thrashing three middle-aged women. The women had gone to the police station to question why their sons were kept in the police station for three days on complaint...
  • Drinking at public places is unlawful, says Kiran Bedi May 14, 2013

    Kiran Bedi said that drinking in public places by girls and boys is unlawful after a policeman and a local woman were caught on camera slapping a young girl at Ghaziabad police station. The girl had been detained by the police after locals complained that she was found drinking with...
  • Delhi: Teen who was slapped by policeman to meet Shinde April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Class XII student Beenu Rawat, who was slapped by a Delhi Police officer while protesting the rape of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi, will meet Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Friday to demand the dismissal of errant police officers. The 17-year-old Rawat will meet Shinde in his office...
  • NHRC notice to UP Police over beating, detention of rape victims April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The NHRC said on Tuesday that it has sought reports from the Uttar Pradesh government over its role in the alleged beating and detention of two rape victims in the state. "Notices have been issued to the state chief secretary and DGP (director general of police) calling for...
  • Lieutenant Governor, Delhi CM, Police Commissioner must resign: Bedi April 21, 2013

    Kiran Bedi demanded a change in the leadership in Delhi government and police saying they have lost trust of the people in the city. ...
  • Rapes expose police failure: Human Rights Watch April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The brutal rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi "has again exposed the failure of police training and reform in India", Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. "Enacting strong laws are simply a first step but it needs the government to focus urgently on implementation if it is...
  • Delhi rape: BJP women activists protest outside Sonia's residence April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Over 30 BJP women activists were detained on Sunday when they staged a protest outside Congress president Sonia Gandhi's residence against the rape of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi. The activists of BJP's Mahila Morcha marched from party headquarters on Ashoka Road to Sonia's 10, Janpath residence....
  • Delhi govt, police have lost people's trust: Kiran Bedi April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi, Kiran Bedi, country's first woman IPS officer and social activist, on Sunday demanded a change in the leadership in Delhi government and police saying they have lost trust of the people in the city. She...
  • Delhi: Anger erupts in Delhi against police in minor's rape case April 20, 2013

    Protesters took to the street in the national capital on Saturday, demanding justice for the 5-year-old, who was brutally raped, assaulted, nearly killed and kept captive by a man in east Delhi, bringing back memories of the events that unfolded after the rape of a 23-year-old woman. ...
  • Shocked to hear about Delhi minor rape: Advani April 20, 2013

    Anger over the rape of a minor girl in Delhi kept rising in the national capital even as several protesters took to the streets demanding justice. BJP veteran LK Advani on Saturday called the incident shocking. ...
  • Minor raped, shake-up at topmost level of Delhi Police likely April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Saturday hinted that there may be a shake-up at the topmost levels in the Delhi Police in the wake of recent incidents, including protesters entering his house and their conduct against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Talking to reporters in Rashtrapati...
  • Delhi minor rape: Accused arrested; survivor stable April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: A 25-year-old youth allegedly involved in the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi was arrested in Muzzaffarpur in Bihar by the police on early Saturday morning. Manoj Kumar was apprehended from Chiknouta, his in-law's village, at around 2:00 am from Muzaffarpur in Bihar, about 50 kms...
  • Rape accused of minor earlier booked for trespassing April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The elusive suspect in the case of rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi was also allegedly involved in a trespass case, police said on Friday. Manoj Kumar, who is in his mid-twenties, is involved in a case of trespassing in Gandhi Nagar. He allegedly had a dispute with...
  • Delhi: Man rapes 5-year-old, survivor in ICU April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: A toddler is battling for her life after she was allegedly brutally raped in the capital. The five-year old girl has been admitted to the ICU and is believed to be critical. Her family said that her throat was slit and the doctors said that the toddler is...
  • UP: Uproar as minor rape survivor is put behind bars April 9, 2013

    Bulandshahr: A ten-year-old rape survivor was put behind bars by the Bulandshahr police in Uttar Pradesh when she approached them for help. The child and her mother had gone to a women's police station to file the complaint of the rape. The child and her mother, who spent several hours behind...
  • Exclusion of marital rape from the govt ordinance denies a woman's autonomy over her own body: Sucheta De February 6, 2013

    How does the exclusion of marital rape from the govt ordinance impede the women's rights movement in India? All India Students' Association's National secretary Sucheta De joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. The purpose of law is to act as a deterrent to...
  • The Last Word: How do political parties respond to Justice Verma report? January 24, 2013

    In a detailed and scathing report the 3-member Justice JS Verma Committee has called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the IPC to deal with crime against women particularly rape cases. ...
  • Agenda For Change: Has the Verma panel attacked the heart of patriarchy in India? January 23, 2013

    In a detailed and scathing report the Justice JS Verma Committee has called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the IPC to deal with crime against women particularly rape cases. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 23, 2013

    Justice JS Verma Committee has called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the IPC to deal with crime against women particularly rape cases....
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Gopal Subramaniam January 23, 2013

    A month after the brutal Delhi gangrape and murder, the Justice Verma Committee submitted its recommendations to check crimes against women on Wednesday. The report has suggested changes in an entire gamut of laws to bring speedier justice for crimes against women. ...
  • Justice Verma panel rejects chemical castration for rapists January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Justice JS Verma Committee rejected the suggestion of chemical castration of rapists as it considered handing down such a punishment would violate human rights and that mutilation of the body is not permitted under the Constitution. "We note that it would be unconstitutional and inconsistent with basic...
  • Law enforcement shouldn't be tools of politicians: Justice Verma January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In a detailed and scathing report the three-member Justice JS Verma Committee has called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to deal with crime against women particularly rape...
  • Is he a good Samaritan or a crook? Court asks police October 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked police to clarify if a man who helped a victim of a roadside brawl was a criminal as alleged by police or a good Samaritan. Taking suo moto cognizance of a report in Mail Today on August 3, a division Bench comprising...