Author Archives: Asmat Khan

Mother, daughter jump off running train to escape gang rape

A 40-year old woman along with her 15-year old daughter jumped off a running train, when a group of men tried raping the daughter, while they were on board a local Indian train, Howrah-Jodhpur Express, late Saturday night. The mother and daughter were travelling from Kolkata to Delhi. Around 10pm, four to five men pounced on the girl when she ...

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Indian women still unprotected five years after gang-rape that rocked nation

Complaining to police about her gang-rape was the beginning of a new nightmare for Kajal. Officers detained the young woman from Madhya Pradesh state in central India. They beat her with a stick, she says, until she agreed to drop the charges. She was abandoned by her husband and threatened by the accused men. “I have lost everything and everyone ...

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One minor held for rape every 4 hours in India

BENGALURU: At least one juvenile is arrested on charges of rape every four hours on an average in India since the last three years. Similarly, one juvenile is apprehended every two hours for assault on women with intent to outrage their modesty. Five such juveniles are charged with one cognizable crime or the other. Union home ministry’s latest data reveals ...

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India rape: Bystanders ignored Vishakhapatnam attack

By Geeta Pandey What would you do if you saw a woman being raped in front of you? Would you intervene and help her? Or, would you keep walking, or make a video on your mobile phone which could lead to his identification and arrest later? That’s a question that’s being asked in India after a woman was raped on ...

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Woman Raped In Broad Daylight On Footpath

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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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