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What is behind India’s rape problem?

A number of rape cases in India in the past few months have put a spotlight on the issue of gender-based attacks in the country. Experts say deep-seated patriarchy has created a “second-class” status for women in India. Anti-rape protest in India India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected appeals of all four men involved in the 2012 New Delhi bus ...

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One woman reports a rape every 15 minutes in India

Women reported almost 34,000 rapes in 2018, according to the annual crime report released by the Home Ministry. One woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on average in India in 2018, according to government data released on Thursday, underlining its dismal reputation as one of the worst places in the world to be female. The highly publicised gang rape ...

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What is behind India’s rape problem?

A number of rape cases in India in the past few months have put a spotlight on the issue of gender-based attacks in the country. Experts say deep-seated patriarchy has created a “second-class” status for women in India. Anti-rape protest in India India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected appeals of all four men involved in the 2012 New Delhi bus ...

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In lockdown, Delhi continues to record rape cases

New Delhi: Between 1 April to 15 April, when India continued to be in lockdown, the Delhi Police received 21 reports of rape. Deserted roads and markets, empty offices while everyone stays indoors — this has been the country for the past three weeks due to the lockdown. Yet, in this time, crimes such as burglaries, vehicle thefts and even ...

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One woman reports a rape every 15 minutes in India

Women reported almost 34,000 rapes in 2018, according to the annual crime report released by the Home Ministry. One woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on average in India in 2018, according to government data released on Thursday, underlining its dismal reputation as one of the worst places in the world to be female. The highly publicised gang rape ...

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What is behind India’s rape problem?

A number of rape cases in India in the past few months have put a spotlight on the issue of gender-based attacks in the country. Experts say deep-seated patriarchy has created a “second-class” status for women in India. Anti-rape protest in India India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected appeals of all four men involved in the 2012 New Delhi bus ...

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Rape after rape after rape, but nothing ever changes in India

As Indians, including law makers in Parliament, rejoice in a particularly Indian phenomenon — the fake encounter of four men in Hyderabad who had allegedly raped a 23-year-old veterinarian Dr Priyanka Reddy and burnt her to death — India, if you forget the window dressing, has emerged as the rape capital of the world. Just as the rape/murder of Reddy ...

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No Stranger to Crime: 93% Rapes in India Committed by Persons Known to the Victim

New Delhi: As many as 32,559 rapes were reported in India in 2017 and the accused were known to the victims in 93.1% of the cases, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data released on Monday said. According to the report, of the 30,299 such cases, the accused were members of the victim’s family in 3,155. As many as 16,591 ...

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India named the most dangerous country in the world for women

An annual poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation titled ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Countries for Women’ ranks India at number one, with Syria, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Somalia also in the top five. The results were based on interviews conducted with women across six key areas, namely healthcare, discrimination, cultural traditions, sexual violence, non-sexual violence and human trafficking. Nations ...

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Death penalty in India rape cases a ‘ploy,’ say rights activists

DELHI: An Indian parliament ruling prescribing the death penalty for those convicted of raping a girl under the age of 12 has been criticized by rights activists, who call the legislation “hurried” and “not in the larger interests of the society.” The legislation, which also tightened the law dealing with sexual offenses, follows a nationwide outcry after the rape of ...

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