Self Defence

  • BS Bassi wants compulsory self-defence training for girls July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Saturday pitched for compulsory self-defence training for girls from the age of seven years even at the expense of saying "goodbye" to regular subjects so that she can be able to "hit back" if somebody dares to misbehave with her. "I want to...
  • Watch: CJ explains the use of pepper spray for self defence December 16, 2013

    It's been one year since the gruesome gangrape of a student in Delhi. Agenda for Change was a CJ initiative started to highlight incidents of violence against women. Here's an account of a young woman on what she does for her self defence. ...
  • Watch: Tips and tricks of self defence for women December 12, 2013

    It's been almost a year since the gruesome gangrape and murder of a student in Delhi but even a year later the safety of women still remains a big concern. Payal Aggarwal, a resident of Delhi and a martial arts expert, turns citizen journalist to give you some easy tips...
  • Delhi: 17-year-old youth beaten to death over kite flying August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: A 17-year-old boy was beaten to death and his friend badly injured in Harsh Vihar area of North-East Delhi here when a group of youths attacked them to take revenge over a petty issue, police said on Sunday. "The deceased, identified as Rajan Chand was flying kite from...
  • Delhi schoolgirls to get self-defence training December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Anger and outrage in the city against the gangrape of a 23-year-old girl has caused the civic agency-run primary schools in New Delhi to announce that girl students and woman teachers would be trained to defend themselves. "A self-defence programme has been launched for girl students and woman teachers,"...
  • Jamia Millia Islamia provides self-defence training to girls December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The brutal gangrape in Delhi has put the focus on security for women. But there is one place in Delhi where school girls are learning the art of self-defence. A group of specially-trained women constables helps girls learn self defence. Sixteen-year-old Mariya Khan oozes confidence as she walks...
  • Killer wife freed on grounds of private defence February 12, 2012

    Madurai: In a rare instance, a woman who killed her husband after he attacked her in an inebriated state and also attempted to rape their daughter, has been set free by police on grounds of private defence. "Investigations proved that it was an act of private self-defence and to safeguard her...
  • 'Pak journalists can carry weapons for defence' June 1, 2011

    Islamabad: Journalists in Pakistan have been allowed to carry small fire-arms for self-defence in the wake of the murder of scribe Syed Saleem Shahzad, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Wednesday. He also promised to probe allegations about ISI's involvement in his abduction. Malik's assurance came while speaking to...
  • Chennai sex workers learn karate to fight abuse June 11, 2009

    Chennai: Sex workers of Chennai have to deal with physical abuse on a daily basis. But now they are looking to fight back and have discovered that the best defence, is a good offence. 28-year-old sex worker Anita (name changed) has been a victim of sexual abuse several times. But...
  • Female employees in BPOs to get iron fists March 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Good news for women BPO employees! They will soon be trained in self-defence techniques in order to equip them to face any security threat. Alarmed by the negative projection of the safety standards for female workers in the country's BPO industry, the National Association of Software and Services...
  • Krav Maga, the new way to stay fit June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Forget aerobics and other mundane ways to stay fit. Heard about Krav Maga? Krav Maga, a martial arts form, is the latest in self-defence and personal protection, and what's more, it keeps you fighting fit. ...