Stalking

  • Making stalking criminal offence hurried decision: Delhi court March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Making stalking a non-bailable offence after December 16, 2012 gangrape case was a hurried decision as several facets were missed out, a Delhi court said seeking a mechanism in place to look into the matter. The observation was made by the court of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau...
  • R...Rajkumar's 'gandi baat': Bollywood glorifies stalking. Again. December 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Our filmmakers do not seem to get the message despite a rise in acid attacks by rejected lovers and obsessive harassment when a woman requests that her privacy be respected. Film after film, the woman's 'no' has been translated by the lead man to mean 'yes' through some...
  • Photo journalist turns CJ, speaks about problems she faces as a woman photographer September 10, 2013

    Delhi based photo journalist Anshika Verma turns Citizen Journalist and talks about the difficulties and challenges she faces being a woman photographer while she is out on the field. ...
  • Delhi: Women helpline gets over 2 lakh calls in 4 months May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi government's 181 helpline for women in distress, which was launched in the wake of the December 16 gangrape, has received over two lakh calls in the last four-and-half months. Officials said most of the calls received by the round-the-clock help line were related to stalking, eve-teasing,...
  • Citizen Journalist Agenda for Change: Stories of rape survivors April 29, 2013

    On the citizen Journalist - Agenda for change special we focus on stories of women who have survived rape and are fighting for their rights. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Jilted lover hacks woman to death April 9, 2013

    Dharmapuri: In a shocking incident, a 23-year-old man on Monday hacked a woman to death when she refused to marry him, at a bus-stand in Dharmapuri, police said. The two had an affair while studying at college but the woman's parents had objected to the relationship and asked her to...
  • Stalker kills girl's father, attacks her mother April 3, 2013

    Nagpur: In a shocking incident, a man shot dead a professor whose daughter he had been stalking for some time. The professor was shot dead early on Wednesday morning. The man also attacked the girl's mother with an iron rod. She is said to be in a critical condition. The accused has...
  • FTN: Anti-rape bill: Are male politicians trivialising crimes against women? March 20, 2013

    The historic anti-rape Bill was finally passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Bill fixes the age of consent for sex at 18 years and the first offence of stalking is bailable. Two amendments, seeking life term for trafficking of children and life imprisonment for acid attack, were defeated. ...
  • Has the government diluted the anti-rape bill? March 19, 2013

    The historic anti-rape Bill was finally passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Bill fixes the age of consent for sex at 18 years and the first offence of stalking is bailable. Two amendments, seeking life term for trafficking of children and life imprisonment for acid attack, were defeated. ...
  • LS passes anti-rape Bill, age of consent 18 March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The historic anti-rape Bill was finally passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Bill fixes the age of consent for sex at 18 years and the first offence of stalking is bailable. Two amendments, seeking life term for trafficking of children and life imprisonment for acid attack, were...
  • Sharad Yadav says stalking women in India a norm March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav made a bizarre statement in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that bordered on gender bias and claimed that everyone has stalked women at some point in their lives. The politician went on to say that stalking is the norm in the country...
  • Anti-rape Bill to be introduced in LS on Tuesday March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre will bring the anti-rape Bill in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday after most of the parties voiced their opinion against lowering the age of consent for sex from 18 years to 16. The decision on the age of consent for sex will be taken in the...
  • Anti-rape Bill to face hurdles in all-party meet March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The proposed anti-rape Bill, which seeks to hand down stringent punishment for crimes against women, including rape and acid attack, and lower the age of consent for sex to 16, is set to face hurdles in an the all-party meeting convened by the government on Monday. Samajwadi Party,...
  • First arrest made for stalking under amended IPC section March 16, 2013

    Varanasi: As the government gets ready to present its anti-rape Bill in Parliament, first arrest for stalking under the amended section of the Indian Penal Code was made in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi on Saturday. A Mumbai police team arrested a man accused of stalking a woman, even after she moved...
  • Age of consent reduced 16 in draft of anti-rape Bill March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: There is finally some headway in bringing India's tough new anti-rape law after much debate and differences within the Union Cabinet over provisions in the anti-rape draft bill. On Wednesday evening, the Empowered Group of Ministers led by Finance Minister P Chidambaram finalised changes to the draft and...
  • Indians spy on, stalk ex-partners online: McAfee February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Indians are more likely to check their partner's email accounts, stalk their ex-partners on Facebook and Twitter and even post pictures of private moments online, compared to their global counterparts, says a survey by security software maker McAfee. The survey titled 'Love, Relationships, and Technology: When Private Data Gets...
  • Maharashtra: Two stalk widow, drive her to suicide January 11, 2013

    Nashik: Fed up of being stalked since November 2012 by two unidentified persons, a 43-year-old woman committed suicide at her residence here, police said on Friday. Nirmala Bhaskar Shinde, a widow, who was staying with her 17-year-old nephew Roshan Pawar after her husband's death, took the extreme step on Thursday...
  • Alwar: Upper cast men harass girl for going to college January 10, 2013

    Alwar: In a yet another story of crimes against women, a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Alwar, Rajasthan alleges that she was stalked and molested by upper caste men in her village because she wanted to study in college. "Boys harass me on my way to college just because I belong...
  • Violence stalks women workers in Afghanistan September 30, 2012

    Kabul: Muzhgan Masoomi's attacker stabbed her 14 times with a thick blade used to slaughter animals, tearing wide gashes in her flesh before leaving the government worker for dead on the outskirts of the Afghan capital. With a severe limp and no control over her bladder - caused by the blade...
  • Indian-origin man stalking Facebook founder February 9, 2011

    Boston: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has obtained a restraining order against an Indian-origin man, who was allegedly stalking the billionaire CEO and his family and asking for financial assistance for his ailing mother. In the restraining order, a judge has ordered Pradeep Manukonda, 31, to remain...
  • 70-yr-old woman stalks 79-yr-old man June 20, 2007

    Tokyo: A 70-year-old Japanese woman has gone on trial for bombarding a 79-year-old man with over 200 love letters, repeatedly cleaning his family tombstone and breaking a stalking ban, media reported over the weekend. Prosecutors told a court in Ibaraki prefecture in eastern Japan the defendant had forced her way into...