Author Archives: Asmat Khan

Four charged with gang rape of woman, teen daughter

PATNA, India — Police arrested four people for allegedly gang-raping a woman and her 14-year-old daughter after tying the woman’s husband to a tree at gunpoint in eastern India, a police officer said Friday. Crimes against women have been rising in India despite a toughening of laws. India has been shaken by a series of sexual assaults since 2012, when ...

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‘Children home girls drugged before rape’

PATNA: The minor girls living at the government-run ‘children home’ on Sahu Road in Muzaffarpur were being allegedly drugged regularly before being raped. Quoting the rape survivors, a police officer said on Wednesday they were given two tablets after their dinner. “They told police one tablet was white and the other was pink,” the officer said, adding the victims would ...

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Renowned Malayalam writer atones for Kathua rape

KANNUR (KERALA): In an atonement against the Kathua gang rape, noted Malayalam writer and Sahitiya Akademi award winner, K P Ramanunni, today performed a symbolic ‘Sayana Pradakshinam’ (prostration) at a temple in nearby Chirakkal today. This was a penance against the brutal rape and murder of the 8-year-old muslim girl inside a temple at Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir in ...

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‘Do you have rapists in uniform?’: Why SC asked Indian Army this haunting question

It is a question that will loom large on the moral hold of the Indian Army on the democratic republic. Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 18, asked the armed forces, “Do you have rapists in uniform?” in relation to amicus curiae Maneka Guruswamy’s scathing report on atrocities perpetuated by members of the armed forces in Manipur, hiding behind the controversial ...

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428 cases of Rape registered against Indian Army in IOK

In Indian occupied Kashmir, the puppet administration has revealed that the Indian government not granted sanction to prosecute army or paramilitary personnel in a single case of human rights violations during the past 28 years. According to Kashmir media service, the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, in a written reply submitted to the so-called Kashmir Assembly disclosed that 482 such ...

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India’s rape culture: the survivors’ stories

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4-Year-Old Raped and Brutally Assaulted by Young Relative near Mumbai

A four-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted and raped by her 19-year-old relative in Uran, a coastal town in Raigad district around 48km from Mumbai city. The incident occurred around 5pm, and the accused, whose name has been withheld to protect the child, was arrested later the same day, the police said. “The accused is related to the child and lived ...

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Man held for trying to rape mother in India

A 25-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attempting to rape his mother, police said today. Circle Officer City Sumit Shukla said the incident took place on Friday night, when an ice cream vendor Kesri (25) in an inebriated state attacked his 45-year-old mother and tried to rape her. The mother somehow rescued herself and alerted her neighbours, who caught the ...

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Rape as communal violence in India

In 2013, a coalition government led by the Indian National Congress, the then United Progressive Alliance (UPA), had approved a draft Communal Violence Bill. The bill made communal violence, including hate propaganda, punishable by law and also allowed for prevention and control of communal violence, speedy investigation and trials, and rehabilitation of victims. It also held public servants accountable for ...

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16-year-old girl burned to death after rape in India

PATNA, India — Indian police on Saturday arrested 14 people suspected of kidnapping, raping and burning to death a teenage girl, the latest in rising crimes against women in India despite toughening of laws. District Magistrate Jitendera Singh said the accused abducted the girl from Chatra, a village in eastern Jharkhand state, while she was attending a wedding ceremony on ...

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