Author Archives: Asmat Khan

India and the world’s rape problem

Miranda Husain India has a rape problem. That much, we all know. Yet it was all supposed to change following the case of Jyoti Singh, the young physiotherapy student who was brutally and quite literally raped to death back in 2012. Then, India appeared united, saying no more and never again. Here, on this side of the border, we took ...

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Witnesses film Indian woman’s rape instead of helping

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted on a street in India in broad daylight, but the reaction from passers-by made the attack more harrowing. A DRUNK man raped a woman in broad daylight on a street in India over the weekend — and instead of trying to help, onlookers pulled out their phones and videotaped the heinous crime. The sex attack ...

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Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian SC rules

India’s supreme court has struck down a law allowing men to have sex with children as young as 15 provided the pair are married. But the court stopped short of revoking an exception in the country’s criminal law that permits rape in marriage, currently the subject of separate legal proceedings. A two-judge bench of India’s highest court was responding to ...

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Victim’s silence regarding rape, not proof of consent: Delhi HC

Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal made the observation while rejecting a rape convict’s defence that the victim’s silence about the incident proved consensual sexual relations. The silence of a rape victim cannot be taken as proof of consent for sexual relations, the Delhi High Court has observed while upholding a mans 10-year jail term for raping a pregnant woman. Justice Sangita ...

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FIR filed against Shera for allegedly issuing gang-rape threat

Only a few weeks ago, Salman Khan was mired in a controversy on the reality show Bigg Boss 11 which he hosts, when one of the evicted contestants Zubair Khan filed a complaint against the Bollywood superstar, accusing him of threatening on the show. Now, a woman named Shabnam Sheikh has filed an FIR against Salman’s bodyguard Shera accusing him ...

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Popular Indian guru arrested over alleged rape of law student

A popular spiritual guru has been arrested in India for the alleged rape of a 21-year-old woman, Indian media report. Falahari Maharaj is accused of raping the law student at his ashram in Alwar, a village in Rajasthan state. The self-styled “godman” faces 10 years in prison if convicted. Last month controversial Indian guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced ...

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Gangrape survivor kills self after more rape threats

Police initially suspected that the girl killed herself over a domestic fight but later arrested five men in connection with the case. A 15-year-old girl committed suicide after the men who allegedly gangraped her threatened her with rape again. The incident took place in Baghpat district of western Uttar Pradesh. Initially, police suspected that the girl killed herself over a ...

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BPO executive arrested for rape

GURUGRAM: A 19-year-old youth, who claims to be working with a BPO, was held on Saturday for allegedly raping a minor girl for the past six months and threatening to kill her. He will be produced before a duty magistrate on Sunday. The accused was identified as Nasir,originally from Indore and living in Devilal Nagar. He allegedly raped a 17-year-old ...

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One more held in ECR gang-rape

CHENNAI: Four days after a 20-year-old woman was gangraped on ECR, at Nedumaram near Cheyyar in Kancheepuram district, police on Friday arrested one more person in this connection. Police, who had earlier believed the crime was committed by four people, confirmed that six men had sexually assaulted the woman after beating and chasing away her friend on Monday. The arrested, ...

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Child’s baby ‘was fathered by second uncle’

A 10-year-old Indian rape victim, who gave birth to a baby girl in August, had been made pregnant by one of her uncles, police say. Police are filing charges against the suspect – who is the second uncle of the girl’s to be accused of raping her. The first uncle has already been held and charged with raping the girl. ...

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