Author Archives: Asmat Khan

Indian judge acquits actor of rape, saying a ‘feeble no’ may mean ‘yes’ to sex

A high court judge has acquitted an Indian man of rape ruling a “feeble no” may mean “yes” to sex. Delhi High Court Justice Ashutosh Kumar set aside the rape conviction of Indian actor and director Mahmood Farooqui on Monday, The Washington Post reports. Mr Farroqui was convicted of raping a Columbia University student in his Delhi home last year. ...

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Indian Editor charged with rape

A court in India has charged Tarun Tejpal, the former editor of Tehelka magazine, with raping a colleague. A trial court in Mapusa in the western state of Goa charged Mr Tejpal with rape, sexual harassment and wrongful restraint. He has pleaded not guilty. His unnamed accuser has alleged that he assaulted her at an event organised by Tehelka in ...

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Man beaten to death for attempting to rape schoolteacher in Assam

Rajen Kura allegedly tried to rape the teacher when her cries for help alerted villagers in Sonitpur district. Nearly 50 people gathered and started beating him with sticks. He succumbed to injuries later in a hospital. The Sonitpur incident is the latest sexual assault on women teachers at government schools, who are posted away from their homes, and have raised ...

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India is rape capital of the world, Pakistan tells UNHRC

GENEVA: A Pakistani diplomat told the United Rights Commission (UNHRC) that India has become the ‘rape capital of the world’ as 327,000 crimes against women were registered in a single year in India, most of these involving rape or rape attempts. Availing right of reply at the current 36th Session of the Human Rights Council, diplomat Murk Aijaz told quoting ...

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Indian guru arrested on rape charges

A popular guru was arrested Saturday by police in north-western India for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman. The second such arrest in the country in recent weeks has triggered fears of more rioting by supporters. Numerous gurus in India attract massive followings, with devotees often making long and arduous pilgrimages to attend their religious teachings The 70-year-old Falahari Maharaja was ...

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India court blames ‘promiscuous’ rape survivor

A recent Indian court order suspending the jail terms of three young men guilty of gang-rape and blackmail, even labelling the victim as “promiscuous”, stands out for being regressive, writes the BBC’s Geeta Pandey in Delhi. A two-judge bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court awarded bail to three law students from the elite Jindal Global Law School who ...

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17-year-old girl abducted, gang-raped for 10 days

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh): A 17-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and gang-raped for ten days at a stretch at Bedia village in Uttar Pradesh’ Muzaffarnagar. A complaint has been filed by the victim’s family . According to the police, the victim was kidnapped by four persons and taken to a secluded spot, where she was raped repeatedly for days. She was ...

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School manager, teacher held for rape of student

Sikar Police on Tuesday arrested two persons accused of raping a schoolgirl several times over three to four months at a school in Ajeetgarh and forcing her to undergo an abortion. “We arrested a school manager from Ajeetgarh and a teacher from Jaipur’s Kotputli,” said Neem ka Thana Circle Officer Kushal Singh, who is investigating the case. They are being ...

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It’s a school again. Now, a teacher held for rape

GURUGRAM: Close on the heels of the Ryan horror, the city was racked by yet another atrocity in a school, after a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped digitally by her school teacher inside the premises in the evening on Wednesday. The survivor, a Class IV student, approached police with her mother the same evening. Based on the mother’s complaint, a ...

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Woman alleges rape by son in Batala sub division of Gurdaspur

Batala, An elderly woman was allegedly raped by her son at a village in this sub division under the Gurdaspur district, the police said today. The 70-year-old lodged a complaint with the police yesterday, they added. According to officials, the woman informed that she has four sons and three daughters. She had been living with her bachelor son while her ...

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