Author Archives: Asmat Khan

Eight-year-old girl raped by minor brother in Delhi

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her elder brother, also a minor, in northwest Delhi’s Adarsh Nagar, the police said on Wednesday. On Monday, the police received information from a local hospital that a girl, who was bleeding profusely from her private parts, had been brought in, a senior officer said. The girl told a counsellor that her elder ...

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India is the most dangerous nation for women, says poll

Pepper spray, safety apps and covered clothing – a mental list Kanika Johri checks off before stepping out of her house in New Delhi, dubbed “India’s rape capital”. These are also must-haves for her friends and family in India, where official data show nearly 40 crimes against women take place every hour. For Johri, 28, who worked for seven years ...

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5 female activists gang-raped at gunpoint

NEW DELHI — Five female activists working for an organization backed by a Christian missionary group were gang-raped at gunpoint in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand this week, police said on Friday. The women were accompanied by four men and two nuns as they performed a street play to raise awareness of human trafficking in the Khunti district on ...

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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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