RAPE

  • VK Singh becomes butt of sarcasm in Lok Sabha over age issue 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs General (retired) VK Singh, who as Army Chief was embroiled in a prolonged legal battle with the then government over his age issue, on Wednesday became a butt of sarcasm in Lok Sabha when Congress leader Shashi Tharoor took a dig at...
  • Bengaluru: Six-year-old girl raped by high school boys 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: A 6-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two high school boys at Bannerghatta near in Bengaluru, police said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday when she was playing with her brother and the boys, they said. The boys took the girl to an isolated place nearby and raped her....
  • Woman recounts marital rape horror 5 days ago

    Amid the politics of gender and the debate over the implementation of a law on marital rape, more women are revealing the horror a marriage becomes when a husband becomes a rapist. ...
  • After molestation-death of a minor, eight men gangrape 23-year-old girl in Moga 5 days ago

    Moga: Punjab's Moga is yet again in news for the wrong reasons. In a shameful incident on Tuesday, eight men gangraped a 23-year-old girl even as the city is yet to come to terms with the tragic death of a teenager who died after she was thrown off a bus...
  • Plea questions different compensations for male, female rape victims 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the city government on a plea challenging the Delhi Victim Compensation Scheme for discriminating between male and female victims of rape. A division bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Ashutosh Kumar sought response from Delhi government while hearing a...
  • Experts discuss marital rape in India 5 days ago

    India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. ...
  • Is India ready to treat marital rape as a crime? 5 days ago

    India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. ...
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  • What the law says on marital rape 6 days ago

    Sir Matthew Hale, Chief Justice in 17th Century England, said, "the husband cannot be guilty of rape committed by himself upon his lawful wife, for by their mutual consent and contract, the wife hath given up herself this kind unto her husband which she cannot retract." He asserted that, upon marriage,...
  • Marital rape should be made a crime, Centre’s views not in good taste 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A rape is a rape regardless of the relationship between the rapist and the victim. Is it acceptable that in a civilised society a man can force a woman to satisfy his urge just because he has had consensual sex in the past with the woman?‎ This is...
  • Centre says marital rape not a crime as marriage is sacrosanct in India, activists cry foul 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. Upping the ante against marital rape, DMK MP Kanimozhi said that it...
  • Oxford University rape victim writes open letter to attacker 1 week ago

    London: An Oxford University student allegedly raped near her family's home in north London in April has struck back with an open letter to her attacker in which she refuses to change her behaviour or to become a victim. The 20-year-old victim waived her right to anonymity with 'A Letter to...
  • Concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India: Government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated as a sacrament or sacred as per mindset of the Indian society, government on Wednesday said. "It is considered that the concept of marital rape, as understood internationally, cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context...
  • Delhi Court acquits man in rape case, says wife won't allow husband to commit such a crime in her presence 1 week ago

    New Delhi: No woman would allow her husband to establish physical relations with another in her presence, a Delhi court has said while acquitting a man of the charge of raping his widowed sister-in-law in front of his wife. "It is improbable that the wife of accused would keep on gagging...
  • Goa court seeks update on absconding former Minister Fransisco Miccky Pacheco April 27, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Police on Monday said they have been unable to trace absconding former Minister Fransisco Miccky Pacheco who has been convicted in an assault case and faces arrest as a local court sought update on the case. The court asked police to update it tomorrow about steps taken to trace...
  • UK: Daughter tells her 'rapist father' she loves him as he is taken to jail April 25, 2015

    Derbyshire: A girl in United Kingdom who was repeatedly raped by her father for several years still says she loves him. The man who cannot be named for legal reasons has been jailed for 15 years after fathering a child with his own daughter. He started to sexually abuse his...
  • Mumbai: Two policemen suspended for arguing over jurisdiction after rape of a 5-year-old April 25, 2015

    Mumbai: In yet another shameful incident, a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Mumbai's Antop Hill on Friday. Two policemen have been suspended after the incident. The girl had been sent out to buy groceries. At midnight, she was found on the road crying and bleeding. CCTV footage shows the girl...
  • J&K: All four convicts who raped and killed Tabinda Gani in Kupwara in 2007 given death sentence April 24, 2015

    Kupwara: All four convicts in the rape and murder of 13-year-old school girl Tabinda Gani in Kupwara have been given death sentence by a local court in Jammu and Kashmir. The brutal rape and murder took place eight years back in 2007 when the four men brutalised the teenager when...
  • Kupwara: Sentencing of four convicts in Tabinda Gani rape and murder case today April 24, 2015

    Kupwara: Eight years after the brutal rape and murder of 13 year old school girl Tabinda Gani in Kupwara, a local court will handover the quantum of sentence to four convicts. Gani was abducted, raped and brutally murdered by four men in 2007 in Kupwara in Kashmir. The family of...
  • Delhi: Man molests American woman in beauty parlour, arrested April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: A 24-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly molesting an American woman while giving her a head massage in a beauty parlour in Great Kailash area of south Delhi. The incident took place on Wednesday evening and the accused, identified as Amit, managed to flee for the spot,...
  • Not a juvenile at 16: Will a change in the law be enough of a deterrent? April 23, 2015

    A juvenile in the age group of 16-18 will be tried as adults for heinous crimes after the Union Cabinet cleared a proposal to effect. More than two years after a young girl in Delhi was brutalised and murderously assaulted by six people including a minor in a moving bus...
  • We need to redefine masculinity in India: Aamir Khan April 23, 2015

    New York: As India continues to grapple with the problem of rape and violence against women, superstar Aamir Khan said the "balance of power" needs to change in India and the definition of masculinity should be redefined. Khan, 49, was in the city to speak at the prestigious sixth annual "Women...
  • Delhi Court fixes Uber rape case for May 1 April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday fixed May 1 for hearing the Uber cab rape case after it was informed that the Supreme Court has continued the stay on the proceedings till further orders. Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja deferred the hearing as the apex court has already summoned the...
  • Gujarat: Asaram's son Narayan Sai gets bail in rape case April 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday granted conditional bail of three weeks to Narayan Sai, son of self-proclaimed godman Asaram, who has been behind bars for more than a year in connection with a rape case filed against him by a Surat-based woman. Justice Paresh Upadhyay granted the relief to...
  • Gujarat HC rejects abortion plea of 28 weeks pregnant rape survivor April 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected the abortion plea of a 24-year-old rape survivor, who is 28 weeks pregnant. The court said that the foetus is a living being with a fundamental right to live and also that she must abide by the present law. The court has...
  • Bigg Boss contestant alleges rape in Udaipur hotel April 15, 2015

    Udaipur: In a startling revelation, one of the participants of TV reality show Bigg Boss has alleged that she has been sexually assaulted in a hotel in Udaipur. The participant, an actress, has alleged that she was raped in a five star hotel where she checked-in on April 11, 2015. She...
  • 24-year-old gangraped survivour fights to terminate her pregnancy: Does abortion law need to change? April 9, 2015

    A 24-year-old gangraped survivour in Gujarat approached the High Court to terminate her 27-week pregnancy. A judicial magistrate had earlier rejected the survivour's application for abortion as she was 24 weeks pregnant when she freed herself from custody of her abductors. In a similar incident, the Punjab and Haryana High...
  • Uber rape case: Will lay down law on whether accused has right to recall witness, says SC April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will lay down a law as to whether an accused has got the right to get witnesses recalled for their re-examination in a criminal case. "We are going to lay down the law that whether witnesses can be recalled at the...
  • Cabinet will take up Juvenile Justice Bill for discussion today, say sources April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will take up Juvenile Justice Bill for discussion in the meeting on Tuesday evening, sources said. Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has recommended that juveniles should be treated at par with adults in case of heinous crimes like rape. The matter...