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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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Why Is India Unable To Control Alarming Number Of Rape Cases

The brutal gangrape of a seven-year-old girl in Mandsaur last week came as a chilling reminder of the infamous abduction, gangrape and brutal murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu earlier this year in January. A week later, a four-year-old girl was found lying in a secluded place in a village in Satna, Madhya Pradesh. She was raped by ...

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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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‘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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