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2016 saw 106 rapes a day, Delhi the capital here too

NEW DELHI: In 2016, India recorded 106 rapes a day, once again highlighting the continuing rise in crimes against women in the country despite a series of court rulings and toughening of laws to deal with the menace. A large number of those raped (2,116) were girls in the age-group of 0 to 12 years and in 36,859 (94.6%) of ...

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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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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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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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A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India, This is what she learned

Vidhi Doshi In India, many consider them “monsters.” Madhumita Pandey was only 22 when she first went to Tihar Jail in New Delhi to meet and interview convicted rapists in India. Over the past three years, she has interviewed 100 of them for her doctoral thesis at the criminology department of Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom. It all ...

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Two-thirds of rape victims in state are minors: Govt data

The state has revised the criteria for those who can avail the scheme and increased the maximum financial assistance to Rs 10 lakh in cases where victims were mentally challenged or then suffered traumatic injuries after gangrape. In the last four years, nearly 7,000 victims of rape and sexual abuse have sought compensation under the state government’s Manodhairya scheme which ...

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Women in India are 40 times more likely to die of sexual assault

A recent study conducted in three major Indian cities and one American one has sown that women in India are 40 times more likely to die after being a victim of sexual assault than female victims in the U.S. The study was conducted by researchers from the Tata Institutes of Social Sciences in India and Sweden as well as the ...

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Only one in four rape cases in India ended in conviction in 2016

Nagaland (72.7%) and Mizoram (70.6%) had the best conviction rates in 2015 – the year for which latest data were available – while Jammu and Kashmir (7%) and Gujarat (10.1%) had the worst In 2016, one in four rape cases in India ended in conviction – lowest since 2012–according to national crime data. India’s conviction rate for rape, at 25.5%, ...

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