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Mehbooba govt clears two ordinances, makes rape of minors below 12 years punishable by death in J&K 24.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Amid growing protests over Kathua rape and murder case, Mehbooba Mufti government cleared two ordinances making rape of children below the age of 12 punishable by death and rape of the women under the age of 16 punishable by life imprisonment. Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 and the Jammu and Kashmir Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance, 2018 was cleared in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday in Jammu. Since Jammu and Kashmir has a special status in the Indian union under Article 370, the laws made by centre are not directly applicable in the restive state. Therefore the Mehbooba Mufti government has decided to promulgate its own ordinances to make rape of the minors punishable by death. According to Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, committing rape on women under 16 years of age has been made punishable with rigorous imprisonment for 20 years and may extend to life sentence, which shall mean remainder ...
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Make your sons more responsible: PM on incidents of rape 24.4.2018 Rediff: News
Modi also pitched for a social movement to ensure the safety of women and girls.
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Saroj Khan defends the casting couch 24.4.2018 Rediff: Movies
'When you are an artiste, why will you sell yourself?' asks Saroj Khan.
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Death for child rape: Ordinance shows govt's determination, but make sons more responsible, says PM Modi 24.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the promulgation of an ordinance on rape demonstrated his government's determination to act on the issue, but stressed that people had to respect their daughters and make their sons more responsible for an atmosphere of safety. Modi also pitched for a social movement to ensure the safety of women and girls while addressing a rally here. "Shivraj ji (Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan) just referred to the capital punishment provided in the ordinance for rape against minors and I could see that it (the remark) received cheers from everyone present here," he said. "There is a government in Delhi which listens to your voice and takes decisions. So, the Centre has made a provision for capital punishment to the monstrous intent," he said while referring to the recent ordinance. The Union Cabinet on April 21 approved the ordinance under which the death penalty could be awarded to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years of age, amid a nation-wide ...
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India is profoundly sick and I don't know if it will get better 24.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'When a country's humanity and morality levels are this low, it has a disease so deadly that it could die,' says Mitali Saran.
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Ordinance on rape hailed 24.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Ordinance on rape hailed
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'The Uniform Should Be Above Religion' 24.4.2018 Rediff: News
'The political leadership is not realising that it is dividing the uniform on the lines of religion.'
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Surat rape case: Dead woman was 11-yr-old victim’s mum 24.4.2018 DNA: Top News
The Surat police confirmed on Monday that the unidentified woman’s body that was recovered on April 9, exactly three days after the 11-year-old girl’s body was found, belonged to her mother. The DNA reports finally confirmed it and police have lodged a case of double murder in the matter. The key accused, Harshsai Gurjar, was nabbed by Ahmedabad Crime branch from Rajasthan on Friday and was taken to Ahmedabad, finally handling him to Surat police. During primary interrogation, it was revealed that he was not alone while executing the crime. During the investigation of Surat police, two more names were revealed. They are Kuldeep and Hari Om Gurjar (cousin of Harshsai). Both the accused are absconding and search for them is on. According to Surat police, it was revealed that mother and girl belonged to Delhi and a broker named Kuldeep had brought them to Rajasthan and sold them to Harshsai for Rs35,000 as bonded labourers. After Harshsai brought the mother and daughter to Surat, he got them work in a ...
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Relative, others rape 16-year-old girl in a moving car in Noida 24.4.2018 DNA: Top News
 A 16-year-old girl has alleged that she was gang-raped in a moving car in Noida by a group of men including one of her relatives, last week. The police have registered a case and efforts to nab the accused are underway.  The incident came to the fore just two days after the Union Cabinet approved the amendment in the POCSO Act, putting a stamp on awarding death penalty to the rapists of children below 12 years of age. According to the police, the girl, a student of class 11, has mentioned in her complaint that the incident took place on April 18 when she was walking back home from her school. “She had missed her school bus, so she had started walking by the road. A few minutes later she was approached by the victim’s distant relative Naveen, a fellow classmate and another boy. They offered to drop the victim to her home so the girl hopped into their car,” said a senior police officer.  Later, the trio stuffed a cloth into her mouth and took turns to rape her. Then they made her drink a laced drink ...
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Death for child rape: Did you carry out any study, thought about consequences to victim- Delhi HC to Centre 23.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Delhi High Court asked the Centre today if it had done any research or scientific assessment before coming out with an ordinance to award death penalty for rape of girls below the age of 12. The high court was dealing with an old PIL that challenged the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act of 2013, in which a penal provision -- minimum of seven years of jail term -- for a rape convict was included and the court's discretion to award less than that was taken away. "Did you carry out any study, any scientific assessment that death penalty is a deterrent to rape? Have you thought of the consequences to the victim? How many offenders would allow their victims to survive now that rape and murder have the same punishment," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar asked the government. The Union Cabinet, two days ago, cleared the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, which proposes stringent punishments, ranging from a minimum of 20 years to life term or death, for rape of girls ...
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Mumbai: Bandra rickshaw drivers protest Kathua and Unnao rapes 23.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
A rickshaw driver's union called for a signature campaign protesting the brutal Kathua rape case on Monday morning. The rickshaw drivers were seen in uniform standing with placards outside Bandra railway station and were also shouting slogans in support of anti-rape culture in India. A few of the slogans were also made in support of the Unnao rape case that took place in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district.  In the Kathua rape case, an eight-year-old girl was abducted, gang-raped and murdered in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, in January this year. The charge sheet filed, in the beginning of April, revealed the brutalities subjected to the minor in Kathua that allegedly took place inside a temple, not far from the residence of the child. While in the Unnao case, an 18-year-old woman was allegedly raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in 2017. The father of the rape survivor died on April 9 in police custody. In the aftermath of the rapes of minors in India, protests have erupted all over the country ...
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Bareilly: 8-year-old girl raped by 14-year-old boy, minor arrested 23.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
Even after amendment of POCSO Act awarding death sentence for raping of minor girls upto age 12, , the Uttar Pradesh Police is failing to curb growing cases of rape against minor girls of this age-group. In yet another case, an eight-year-old minor girl was raped by a 14-year-old minor boy in Bareilly district. The incident was reported from Sarania village under Sibiganj Police Station in Bareilly district. The minor girl was playing in a nearby field alone when the boy grabbed her and raped. The boy fled from crime scene leaving the minor girl bleeding profusely. Hearing her shrieks, the family member rushed her to the hospital and informed the police. Ironically, both the victim and the accused are minors and were studying in the same school . The police have arrested the accused boy who has confessed to his crime. A case under POCSO Act has been registered at the Sibiganj Police Station against the boy. The Sibiganj Police said that the incident had occurred on Sunday evening and the family members ...
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Indore model recounts shocking sexual harassment ordeal, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan promises justice 23.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
An Indore-based model and blogger has narrated an incident of sexual harassment, wherein two men allegedly tried to pull her skirt while she was driving a two-wheeler. She took to social media on Monday to delineate the incident that took place on a busy road in Indore. "This happened today. Two guys tried to pull my skirt while I was on my activa and said, "dikhao Iske niche Kya hai?" I tried to stop them and lost control and met with an accident. It happened on one of the busiest roads of Indore, and nobody tried to stop them." She further said the incident had left her 'numb and speechless.' "They ran away, and I couldn't even see their number. I've never felt so helpless. I'm not the kind of girl who will just sit and watch. Those fiends ran away, and I couldn't do anything. My friends took me to a nearby cafe and I tried my level best to let this incident go. Not because I'm weak, but for those thirty min, I wasn't ready to deal with it. I was numb. I was speechless." "What I want to wear is my ...
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'Two guys tried to pull my skirt': Indore model details sexual harassment 23.4.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
'Wearing a skirt doesn't give you the right to behave like that,' the model wrote on her social media.
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Rally on crimes against women held at Haflong 23.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Rally on crimes against women held at Haflong
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Stringent anti-rape ordinance promulgated 23.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Stringent anti-rape ordinance promulgated
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LIVE! AIADMK to join hands with BJP? Signs are visible, says TN ruling party 23.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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22-yr-old held for trying to molest minor girl in Jewar 23.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
A 22-year-man was arrested for allegedly trying to molest a 7-year-old girl in Jewar area of Greater Noida on Sunday morning. Locals caught hold of the accused and thrashed him before handing him over to the police. The accused was sent to jail under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code and POCSO Act. According to the police, the accused has been identified as Monu (22), a labourer by profession, who was arrested by the locals for trying to lure the girl with the intentions to abduct her. "The incident took place at around 9:30 am when Monu was walking by a banquet hall in the village and he approached a girl standing outside her house. The accused lured her on the pretext of giving her candies and caught hold of her hand," said Ram Sen Singh, Station House Officer (Jewar). Locals gathered on the spot when the victim raised an alarm. Monu tried to flee the spot but was nabbed by the locals and thrashed. Later, a police call was made to the police. "Monu was handed over to the police and on the basis of ...
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For Ahmedabad women, stalking is biggest form of harassment 23.4.2018 DNA: Money
Guess what is the biggest form of harassment that women in city faces? Stalking! Analysis of calls made to the women helpline number 181 show that most women from the city who call the helpline complain of stalking. What is interesting is that the trend is true for Ahmedabad and not for the state. Across Gujarat, it is physical assault on women (domestic violence) that tops the list, with stalking coming a distant second. All forms of stalking (physical. telephonic, cyber and social media) together accounted for the highest number of distress calls to the helpline from Ahmedabad. Physical violence came second. It should be noted that if each type of stalking were to be considered separately, telephonic stalking (1489) would still top the list followed by physical assault (1104) in the second spot. The data shared by Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) about calls and van despatch in response to distress calls shows that for the three years of 2015, 2016 and 2017, the helpline received 3634 ...
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Death for child rape: Tough law kicks in, rape cases pour in 23.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
A new law for death to those raping children below 12 came into force in India on Sunday, in response to days of unspeakable brutalities and subsequent outrage across states. More cases of rape and murder of kids poured in through the day, and shock mounted further when Union Minister Santosh Gangwar questioned "a brouhaha over one or two cases that sometimes cannot be stopped." "These cases are unfortunate, but sometimes, they cannot be stopped. The government is active and prompt everywhere. Everyone can see that it is taking action," said the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment. "But it's not fair to create a brouhaha if one or two cases take place in such a big country. It should be understood that the government is taking effective steps," he told reporters in his Parliamentary constituency Bareilly.        President Ram Nath Kovind promulgated an ordinance to provide stringent punishment, including the death penalty, for rape of children below 12. The latest outpouring ...
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