Rape Laws

  • SC bars lawyer held guilty of sexual harassment from its premises 22-04-2014 06:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred an advocate from entering its premises after he was held guilty of sexual harassment. Advocate CS Nagesh was barred from entering the court premises for a period of six months. As per the new rape law of India, sexual harassment can attract...
  • Men, Mulayam and misuse of women-centric laws 14-04-2014 02:06 PM

    He didn't know me but he cried over the phone like a 10-year-old when he spoke to me. He said, "Didi my only mistake was being in a relationship with her for a year. My friends told me she has several other partners and I started distancing myself. Thus began...
  • 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...
  • The Last Word: Does focus on rape laws, gay rights, AAP show 2013 as a year of people's power? 24-12-2013 10:14 PM

    The year 2013 has seen a rise in people's participation in various issues ranging from strong rape laws to the recent protest against the Supreme Court order on Section 377. The year also witnessed the infamous IPL spot fixing scandal. People's anger against the government even led to the emergence...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Should revisit laws if people don't get a sense of justice: Delhi LG on gangrape verdict 03-09-2013 01:10 PM

    New Delhi: Expressing dissatisfaction with the punishment given to the juvenile convicted in the December 16, 2012 gangrape case, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung said if people do not get a sense of justice, the law should be revisited. "We are a little unsatisfied with the quantum of punishment that he...
  • Need to review rape laws for juveniles, says Lt Governor Najeeb Jung 02-09-2013 10:51 PM

    New Delhi: Unhappy with the three-year sentence to the juvenile convicted in the brutal December 16 gangrape, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday said there was a need to review laws for juveniles, including the age limit in cases of heinous crimes. "I am not satisfied with it (the verdict)....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 19-03-2013 11:55 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • I support 16 years as age of consent: Activist Kamla Bhasin 14-03-2013 03:47 PM

    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. ...