Rape Victims

  • Never said rape victims should be punished, says Abu Azmi 13-04-2014 02:25 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Samajwadi Party chief Abu Azmi on Sunday clarified his remarks on consensual sex saying that his comments were distorted. He said that he has in no way advocated punishment for a rape victim and rapists should be handed out the strictest punishment. Azmi said, "They had asked...
  • Rape victim immolates herself out of frustration 03-04-2014 05:39 PM

    A married woman immolated herself on Thursday in frustration after a kangaroo court asked a young man who allegedly raped her to seek her forgiveness instead of punishing him in Malda district. The woman, a mother of two children, died at the Malda Medical College and Hospital after battling for...
  • UP government announces Rs 5 lakh compensation each to Muzaffarnagar rape victims 01-04-2014 08:12 AM

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday announced a compensation of Rs five lakh each to seven women, who were raped during Muzaffarnagar riots. The state government has decided to give Rs five lakh each, to seven rape victims in Muzaffarnagar district, official sources said. The government has also decided to...
  • Rape victim pours petrol on herself, threatens to commit suicide outside IG's office 14-03-2014 03:13 PM

    A woman in Kota reached Inspector General's office on Friday after pouring petrol on herself.The woman claimed that she was raped by two men on 26th February in a locality that falls under Anantpur police station area. On hearing the news, police officials reached the spot before she set herself...
  • Satyamev Jayate: Are doctors really asked to treat rape victims with suspicion? NGO releases excerpts from forensic books 06-03-2014 09:35 AM

    CEHAT (Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes), the research centre of Anusandhan Trust, that is involved in research, training, service and advocacy on health, released a series of documents after the second season of TV show Satyamev Jayate aired last Sunday. Some guests invited to the first episode...
  • Fresh guidelines outlined on medical care to rape victims 04-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Four months on, no rape accused arrested 15-01-2014 07:56 AM

    Muzaffarnagar: Four months after six women came forward and registered cases of rape, none of the accused have been arrested till date. The Special Investigation Team handling these cases has asked the police to nab 22 accused, some of whom were roaming freely when CNN-IBN team traveled to Phugana village...
  • Kolkata gangrape victim's funeral held amid political turmoil 01-01-2014 09:23 PM

    Kolkata: The funeral of the 16-year-old gangrape victim who succumbed to her injuries took place on Wednesday evening in Kolkata amid much political protests. The victim had died yesterday, after almost a week of setting herself ablaze. The gangrape and subsequent death of the victim had enraged public in the...
  • Kolkata Police threatened us to leave city, says rape victim's father 01-01-2014 07:06 PM

    Kolkata: The family of the 16-year-old gangrape victim on Wednesday alleged that they have been threatened to leave the state by the city police along with the body of their daughter and sought security for themselves. The parents along with some Left leaders, met West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan...
  • Panchayat orders minor rape survivor to marry accused's 8-year-old son 05-09-2013 12:45 PM

    A caste council in Rajasthan has ordered the parents of a six-year-old rape victim to get her married to the eight-year-old son of the man accused of the rape, police said on Thursday.The incident occurred at Keshavpura in Kota, 250 km from Jaipur. The 40-year-old man, identified as Kailash, raped...
  • Woman claims 3 of 5 accused in the Mumbai gangrape case raped her too 03-09-2013 09:43 AM

    Mumbai: Another case has come to light in Mumbai where the five people accused in the Mumbai gangrape case also allegedly made another girl their victim. The survivor was allegedly gangraped on July 31 in the same Shakti Mills compound where the photojournalist was gangraped. The girl has identified 3...
  • 30 Minutes: Diaries of rape survivors 02-09-2013 09:40 AM

    The rape victims share their trauma and the stigma that they go through after they survive the untoward incident. ...
  • Compromise between victim, rapist can't reduce jail term: SC 27-08-2013 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: A compromise between a victim of a rape case and the perpetrator should not be a ground for awarding lesser punishment to the convict as this trend exhibits "stark insensitivity to the need for proportionate punishments", Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The court also said religion, race, caste,...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices 24-08-2013 02:45 PM

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...
  • Delhi: Taekwondo trainer's home open for all those left on streets 20-08-2013 01:03 PM

    New Delhi: An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. The shelter located in Delhi's Vasant Kunj area provides love and care to the mentally challenged, elderly, differently-abled,...
  • CJ Show: A child rape victims fight for justice 19-08-2013 12:04 PM

    A child rape victim from Hisar narrates her ordeal and her fight for justice that has been eluding her since that fateful day. She was gang-raped by young men from her locality and has been living in a constant threat ever since. Police has failed to deliver Justice to her....
  • Rape victim commits suicide, kin alleges murder 07-08-2013 09:29 PM

    A 16-year-old rape victim was found hanging today from the ceiling at her residence at Garinda village of Sikar district, 160 kms from here, police said. The girl was raped in July this year by Nayoom (19) after which her father lodged an FIR against him, they said. He was...
  • Why no special schemes for rape victims, SC asks govt 05-08-2013 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Taking a note of the compensation offered to rape victims, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the government why a special scheme has not been designed for the victims of such a henious crime. The apex court asked the central and the state governments if there are any...
  • Teen rape survivor moves HC, says govt should raise her child 08-06-2013 07:29 AM

    New Delhi: All of 19, a teenaged girl was abandoned by her family after being raped by a neighbour last year. Weak and helpless in the ninth month of her pregnancy, she wants the state to take care of her child. "I've no money or means to support the child....
  • NHRC notice to UP Police over beating, detention of rape victims 23-04-2013 05:49 PM

    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...
  • Death Penalty is no sign of an uncivilized society

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Morality and prudence are polar opposite virtues, which when hold hands deliver political master strokes to those who wield them. For the heinous crimes of...

  • Rape row: Are politicians adding insult to injury? 28-12-2012 10:00 PM

    Politicians have made shameful and shocking statements over heinous crime like rape and the victims of it. ...
  • No country for rape victims

    Write Corner |  Anubha Bhonsle
    I had a friend, let's call her 'B'. She was assaulted outside her home. We were just out of college. Like most assaults, the perpetrators...