Author Archives: Asmat Khan

What is behind India’s rape problem?

A number of rape cases in India in the past few months have put a spotlight on the issue of gender-based attacks in the country. Experts say deep-seated patriarchy has created a “second-class” status for women in India. Anti-rape protest in India India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected appeals of all four men involved in the 2012 New Delhi bus ...

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One woman reports a rape every 15 minutes in India

Women reported almost 34,000 rapes in 2018, according to the annual crime report released by the Home Ministry. One woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on average in India in 2018, according to government data released on Thursday, underlining its dismal reputation as one of the worst places in the world to be female. The highly publicised gang rape ...

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What is behind India’s rape problem?

A number of rape cases in India in the past few months have put a spotlight on the issue of gender-based attacks in the country. Experts say deep-seated patriarchy has created a “second-class” status for women in India. Anti-rape protest in India India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected appeals of all four men involved in the 2012 New Delhi bus ...

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Mentally challenged minor girl raped, killed by brother, his friends

JAIPUR: A mentally challenged girl was allegedly raped and killed by her brother and his three friends in Manoharpur area of Jaipur district, police said on Saturday. The four suspects, aged 19-21, took the minor to a nearby forested area on May 17 and allegedly raped her. They then allegedly strangled her to death and dumped the body in a ...

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Indian girl gang raped by 7 during lockdown

Despite strict lockdown measures in India, a 19-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by seven men, including three minors in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday evening. Indian tweeps have shared “shocking” news reports of the crime that took place in Betul village. The victim was reportedly raped about 4km from her village. According to the police, she had ...

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In lockdown, Delhi continues to record rape cases

New Delhi: Between 1 April to 15 April, when India continued to be in lockdown, the Delhi Police received 21 reports of rape. Deserted roads and markets, empty offices while everyone stays indoors — this has been the country for the past three weeks due to the lockdown. Yet, in this time, crimes such as burglaries, vehicle thefts and even ...

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India rape: Six-year-old victim’s eyes damaged in attack

Police in India have launched a manhunt after a six-year-old girl was abducted outside her home in Madhya Pradesh state and raped. The attacker inflicted severe injuries to the child’s eyes, in an apparent attempt to stop her identifying him. She is in a critical condition in hospital in Jabalpur city, police told the BBC. The state’s Chief Minister Shivraj ...

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Jharkhand minor girl accuses friend, eight others of rape

DUMKA: A 16-year-old girl has alleged that nine persons raped her in Dumka district, after a friend misguided her to take a shortcut through a jungle, a police officer said on Thursday. Superintendent of Police Y S Ramesh said raids have been conducted to nab the culprits after the girl, who is currently hospitalised, filed a complaint with the police ...

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US Woman Raped At Yoga Centre In Rishikesh

Rishikesh: A 33-year-old woman from the US was allegedly raped by a man at a yoga centre in Uttarakhand’s Rishikesh, police said on Thursday. The accused has been identified as Gitansh (26), an attendant at Rishikeshnath Yogashala, they said. According to the complaint lodged by the woman, she was raped by Gitansh on the night of March 10 after he ...

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2 Delhi men convicted in ‘Gudiya’ gang-rape case

A Delhi court on Saturday convicted two men of abducting and raping a five-year-old girl in east Delhi in 2013, an incident that came close on the heels of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student, with the judge saying that the “most grotesque” crime shook the collective conscience of the community. Manoj Shah and Pradeep Kumar ...

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