User: anjana Topic: E-Governance
Category: Women-Harassment
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Nithari killings: Special CBI court convicts Moninder Singh Pandher, Surinder Koli in 7th case 22.7.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
A special CBI court in Ghaziabad today convicted businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surinder Koli in one of the cases of the sensational Nithari killings. Judge Pawan Kumar Tiwari said the sentence would be pronounced on July 24. The case relates to the killing of Pinki Sarkar (20). Pandher and Koli were held guilty of kidnapping, rape and murder in the case. Police had discovered 19 skeletons from Pandher's house in Nithari in Noida on December 29, 2006. Pandher and Koli were charge-sheeted in 16 of the 19 cases, while three were closed for want of evidence. Most of the victims were young girls. Prior to Pinki Sarkar case the two were convicted and sentenced in six cases, while nine are in various stages of trial, public prosecutor Jaiprakash Sharma ...
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CBI to probe alleged gangrape and murder of 16-year-old girl in Himachal 22.7.2017 TOI: India
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Kerala MLA Vincent booked on charges of rape, abetment of suicide 22.7.2017 Rediff: News
A case for abetting suicide had been registered against the MLA on the basis of the complaint of the 51-year-old woman, who had attempted suicide at nearby Balaramapuram last week after she was allegedly harassed by Vincent.
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Sexual assault case: Congress MLA Vincent arrested 22.7.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
The police on Friday filed a report before the local court, informing it about addition of fresh charges pertaining to rape (376 IPC) and stalking (354D IPC) in the first information report.
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Kerala Congress MLA M Vincent arrested for rape 22.7.2017 TOI: India
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LIVE! Let China, US mind their own business: Mufti on third-party intervention 22.7.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Rapist to be tried as per bio age, not mental age, of survivor: SC 22.7.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Protection of Child against Sexual Offences Act 2012 (POCSO) cannot be invoked to prosecute a man for raping a mentally-challenged adult victim, whose under-developed brain is akin to a child's. A victim's plea to prosecute her rapist under the stringent act was denied by the top court on Friday. Taking a stand contrary to its March ruling, the court also abated proceedings against the sole accused — Santosh Yadav — who died during trial court proceedings. Taking a humanitarian view, the SC had then ruled that proceedings in a case involving rape of a woman with mental disability would continue despite the sole accused being dead. The top court judgment came while deciding on a case where a 38-year-old woman, suffering from cerebral palsy, who was allegedly raped by Yadav. Nina (name changed) wanted her case transferred from the trial court to a special court hearing POCSO cases. Nina, though biologically an adult, is mentally eight years old. After the incident in ...
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10-year-old rape survivor moves Supreme Court for abortion 21.7.2017 TOI: India
The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, permits abortion till the foetus is 20 weeks old. Many women discover serious problems with their pregnancy after crossing the legally permissible period of abortion and have been moving the apex court seeking permission to end their pregnancies.
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POCSO cannot be invoked for raping adult with child-like brain: Supreme Court 21.7.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The stringent POCSO Act to deal with sexual offences against minors cannot be invoked to prosecute a man for raping a mentally-challenged adult victim having an under-developed brain like a child, the Supreme Court today ruled. The apex court said that according to Section 2 (d) of the POCSO Act, the term "age" cannot include "mental" age as the intent of the Parliament was to focus on children, i.e persons who are physically under the age of 18 years. Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 deals with the sexual offences against those below 18 years of age. "On a reading of the POCSO Act, it is clear to us that it is gender neutral. In such a situation, to include the perception of mental competence of a victim or mental retardation as a factor will really tantamount to causing violence to the legislation by incorporating a certain words to the definition. "By saying 'age' would cover 'mental age' has the potential to create immense anomalous situations without there being any ...
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Once hounded by a cyber stalker, this Mumbai woman now conducts workshops on online harassment 21.7.2017 DNA: Opinion
There are stories we read on the internet or watch as part of a television show of a couple that falls in love and everything seems perfect. Then all of a sudden, there is a twist in the tale where it is revealed that one of the partners lied about everything in the relationship, including where they worked and what they did in their spare time. This partner usually has a say in everything you do, shatters your self-confidence, and isolates you from your friends and finally dumps you when you have nobody left in the world. While we wish these stories existed only in fiction, there are cases that have happened in real life. Take the case of Mumbai resident Akancha Srivastava. Last year, Akancha wrote a blog titled, “` Love, Trauma & Life With A Sociopath ”, which was shared over a million times thanks to the power of social media. To cut a long story short, Akancha, who runs a brand consulting firm out of Mumbai, was introduced to a fellow entrepreneur in 2015. Over a period, he charmed his way into her ...
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Rape, stalking charges slapped against MLA 20.7.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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HC quashes rape case, holds relationship was consensual 20.7.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The Bombay High Court quashed a criminal case of rape against a man, holding that the accused and the victim were both in a consensual relationship and thus if they have agreed upon an amicable settlement, the criminal courts should not be burdened. A division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Sarang Kotwal set aside the case registered by the Trombay Police station against Abulaas Khan, observing that, "The FIR reveals that the relationship between the accused and the woman was consensual. Hence, the offence under section 375 (rape), is not made out. Consequently, we find that no purpose would be served by keeping the subject FIR pending except burdening the criminal courts which are already overburdened." The court though directed Khan to deposit Rs 10,000 with the Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, within four weeks, as cost. The police had registered a case last year, acting on the complaint filed by the woman. However, during the probe's pendency, the parties with the help and intervention of ...
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'Anyone who speaks against Trinamool is an enemy' 19.7.2017 Rediff: News
'Even Mamtadi would react to the rising statistics of crimes against women and rape with the same horror as I did if she stops being a politician protecting her position and looks at the problem as a woman.'
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7 needles removed from kid’s body in 2 hours 19.7.2017 TOI: Cities
Doctors at SSKM hospital managed to extract seven needles from the body of a three-year-old girl who was allegedly made a voodoo doll by a man practising black magic. The operation lasted for more than two hours.
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'Organised identity-based lynching is happening in urban India' 19.7.2017 Rediff: News
Senior SC advocate Sanjay Hegde tells Amit Agnihotri why the draft Masuka law is necessary.
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'Terrorism should not be branded Hindu or Muslim' 19.7.2017 Rediff: News
'They have the same pet peeves, the same ruse, the same beliefs, the same justifications.'
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DCW summons Delhi Soccer Association prez 19.7.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday summoned the president of Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) after the latter failed to come up with an explanation in connection with the alleged complaints of sexual harassment by several women football players against the Vice President of the association. Earlier, the commission had sent two notices to the association with one of them expired on Monday. "The DSA did not respond to our notices seeking information about the details in connection with the case even after we sent them two notices in last two months. DCW has summoned the president of the association on Tuesday," a senior DCW official said. The DSA, however, denied the allegations levelled against its Vice ...
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Maharashtra to hike compensation for rape and acid attack survivors 19.7.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
In a major relief for victims of acid attacks and rapes, the Maharashtra State Cabinet has decided to hike the compensation awarded to them under the 'Manodhairya Yojana.' The state government will relax the norms in the compensation and rehabilitation scheme to grant more benefits to women and children who were victims of such crimes. It also decided to change the norms for the 'Mazhi Kanya Bhagyashree' scheme, which aims at preventing gender discrimination and female foeticide, by covering more beneficiaries. The cabinet on Tuesday decided to increase the compensation given to women or children who faced permanent disability, mental handicap, or serious injury in an acid attack to Rs 10 lakh from the previous limit of Rs 3 lakh. Of this, 75 per cent will be kept as fixed deposits in a bank while the remaining 25 per cent will be handed over to the victim immediately through cheque. The scheme, which covers victims of rapes, child sexual assault, and acid attacks, will be applicable with retrospective ...
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Great grandson of Bal Gangadhar Tilak booked for rape in Pune 19.7.2017 TOI: India
Police have launched a probe into a complaint lodged by a woman lawyer on Monday that she had been repeatedly raped since 2015 by Congress member Rohit Tilak, the great grandson of freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
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Tilak’s great-grandson booked for rape in Pune 19.7.2017 DNA: Popular News
A member of freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s family has landed in trouble as a 41-year-old woman has lodged a complaint of rape against him. The complainant in the case has alleged that Rohit Tilak, the great-grandson of Lokmanya Tilak, forced her into having unnatural sex. The complaint was registered at Vishrambaug police station on Monday night. According to the police, the complainant is a divorcee and she knew Tilak for the past few years.  In her complaint, the woman claimed that, after befriending her, Tilak gave her a false promise of marriage and sexually exploited her. The woman also alleged that he forced her into having unnatural sex.  “In her statement, she has alleged that when she became pregnant, Tilak physically assaulted her and forced her to abort the child,” a police officer from Vishrambaug police station told DNA.  Based on the complaint, the police have registered a case of rape under section 376, unnatural sex under section 377, and under other relevant sections of the Indian ...
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