User: campaigns Topic: Attacks on Women
Category: Bangalore
Last updated: Nov 17 2017 12:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bengaluru: Auto driver molests 21-year-old girl over argument 17.11.2017 India Today| Must Read
The woman said that the driver molested her in a fit of rage after they had an argument.
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17-year-old girl gang-raped in Bengaluru lodge; four arrested 15.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A 17-year-old girl was abducted and gang-raped by four men for 10 days at a lodge in Whitefield. The Whitefield division police rescued the girl on November 4 and have arrested the four men. The arrested are Raghavendra (26), native of Udupi, and his friends Manoranjan Das (52) from West Bengal, who was running the lodge on lease, Sagar (22) from Davangere and Manju Raj (32) from Mysuru, the police revealed. According to police, prime accused Raghavendra had recently befriended the victim, a PU girl student. He took the girl to the lodge on October 26, the police said. The victim, however, in her complaint stated that she was waiting at Kadugodi railway station for a female friend to attend a party. Two men turned up claiming they were sent by her friend to take her to the party. The victim accompanied the duo to the Classic Inn lodge. The girl was then sexually assaulted by Raghavendra followed by his friends Das, Sagar and Raj. The accused kept the victim locked in one of the rooms for 10 days, the ...
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Most calls to ChildLine pertain to begging and child labour 13.11.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Next comes physical and emotional abuse
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November 11, 2017: News at a glance 11.11.2017 Zee News : India National
Here is what is making headlines today.
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Woman passenger alleges sexual harassment by three Air Asia employees, says they threatened of rape 11.11.2017 Zee News : States
The woman was travelling from Ranchi to Bengaluru on Nov 3 when the incident took place.
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Film society in Karnataka sets up panel to deal with sexual harassment 11.11.2017 Hindu: News
Suchitra Film Society in Karnataka sets up an Internal Complaints Committee at their suggestion
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Passenger accuses pilot and cabin crew of harassment 10.11.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Files complaint against private airline
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Film association in Karnataka sets up panel to deal with sexual harassment 10.11.2017 Hindu: News
Suchitra Film Society attracts many women volunteers
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Turbulence in air 7.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Some believe that the job of a flight attendant is a glamorous one. The chance to travel around the world, visit new places and meet people from different cultures can perhaps be quite exciting. But with many incidences of passengers misbehaving with flight attendants, the profession has a dark side too. The recent report of a 19-year-old engineering student of Bengaluru assaulting an air hostess in an Indigo flight is garnering a lot of attention and youngsters in the city are voicing out their opinion. Vasundhara Agarwal, an entrepreneur, opines, "It is not too hard to respect an individual and one needs to learn that. Its high time people start respecting women regardless of their job. The increasing incidences of sexual harassment at workplaces against women is indeed a cause for concern." She points out that being in the hospitality industry, it is a flight attendants job to be polite to passengers. But this should not be taken for granted. "Generally, if a person is getting uncomfortable with ...
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Alcohol abuse causes 10% of disease burden in youth 6.11.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Study in Kerala points to rise in drinking among women
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Martial arts trainer 'uses hypnosis to rape colleague for 18 months' 2.11.2017 deccanherald.com

A martial arts trainer is accused of raping a 39-year-old married colleague for almost one-and-a-half years by hypnotising her. Police said the case came to light lately.

The woman, a resident of Yeshwantpur, learnt martial arts at the institute in Amarjyothi Nagar and landed a job there. She came in touch with a colleague named Debabrata Dutta. In a complaint to the police, the woman said Dutta used hypnosis to sexually assault her for almost 18 months. When she realised what had happened, he threatened to kill her if she disclosed the matter to anyone, she added.

Police said they had opened a case and were looking out for Dutta who is also married and has two children. The woman also has two children.

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Man presumes wife dead in attack, surrenders 30.10.2017 deccanherald.com

A 34-year-old man surrendered before the Peenya police, presuming his wife dead after he attacked her on Monday night.

The neighbours found Pushpa in a pool of blood and rushed her to a nearby hospital.

The police said the suspect Raghu, who works in a private company, had married Pushpa a year ago. The couple used to have frequent fights. On Monday evening, the couple had a heated argument over some issue. Pushpa collapsed after Raghu attacked her with a machete. Raghu thought that she was dead and surrendered to the Peenya police.

The suspect is said to have confessed to killing his wife. The police, during the investigation, found Pushpa was undergoing treatment at a hospital, the police added.

The police have arrested Raghu and the statement of Pushpa will be recorded once she recovers, said the police.

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One for the road 29.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The spotlight was firmly trained on women at a panel discussion in the Bangalore Literature Festival 17 on Sunday afternoon which spoke about women travelling alone and what this entails. The panel comprised of Sri Lankan humourist Chhimi Tenduf-La, German poet and rapper Jessy James LaFleur, editor Meenal Baghel and author Pilar Maria Guerrieri. Draped in a bright orange sari, Jessy stole the show with her humorous anecdotes and witty observations about how India is perceived across the globe. The spoken word artiste talked about her mothers first reaction when she announced her decision to study in India, specifically Coimbatore. "My mother told me Please dont get raped. I went Wow, is that what you have to say to me? But I understand. What we read in newspapers about India is really bad even though the situation in the West is not particularly safe for women either," said Jessy. She went on to add, "I come from Germany and a high percentage of women there are subject to sexual assault. But India ...
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When women journalists became victims of social media trolls 28.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
"I was shamed and had my pictures posted on toilet walls and got torrential abuses 24/7 and even got deadly threats over phone," said Sindhu S, Asianet news anchor while recalling a traumatic phase of trolling and abuse at the Bengaluru Literature Festival on Saturday. Sindhu was speaking as part of a panel discussing trolling and shaming of women journalists on social media. Sindhu was joined by Nidhi Razdan, Laxmi Murthy, and Ammu Joseph on the panel. Sindhu narrated an incident where she had moderated a discussion on whether celebrating Mahishashura Jayanthi could be considered an act of treason. Sindhu had posed this query to a panel comprising Congress MP Anto Antony, CPM MP M B Rajesh and Kerala BJP spokesperson V V Rajesh. Sindhu said that almost 98% of the people who called her up and abused her had actually not seen the discussion on television. Someone had spread the rumour on social media that Sindhu had found no fault with Durga being termed a sex-worker. After the incident, Sindhu was ...
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Man held for making lewd gestures at undercover lady cops 27.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A 22-year-old man was arrested for making inappropriate gestures at woman constables who were in disguise to catch those sexually harassing women. Hayaz Pasha was arrested from Coles Park near Fraser Town. Several women had complained to the Bharathinagar police that they faced sexual harassment from a few antisocial men during their walks in the park. Based on this, the police drew up a plan to tackle the problem. Constable Lakshmibai Vaghpodi and Home Guard Pushpa wore chudidars and went to the park around 5.30 on Wednesday evening. "Pasha made inappropriate signs at Lakshmibai and Pushpa. The two waited till they confirmed that Pasha made similar gestures at other women. Once he indulged in the act again, a Hoysala rushed to the spot and caught him," a police officer said. A resident of Tannery Road, Pasha works as a painter. In his statement to the police, Pasha said he was waiting to pick up his bike which he had given for servicing. He went to the park and was apparently drunk at the time, the ...
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Two men beaten up for misbehaving with woman 27.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The police have registered a case of sexual harassment against two men who misbehaved and assaulted a woman and a few youths who came to her rescue in north-east Bengaluru on Thursday. The woman, in her late thirties, and her minor son, ran a pushcart food outlet near the New Vivekananda School in Sahakarnagar, the police said. Police said the two men approached the woman and asked if she sold cigarettes. They left and returned after some time. On the pretext of buying food, one of them started touching her inappropriately. Even as she was trying to push him away, he continued with his advances. "He even pinched her waist and groped her," said an eyewitness Bharath, who is the complainant. Bharath was among a few youths who warned the duo against their behaviour. The duo then started assaulting the youths, leaving Bharath with a slash injury on his ear. Around eight people, including Bharath, then managed to overpower the two, gave them a sound thrashing before handing them over to the Kodigehalli ...
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State's transgender policy favours repealing Section 377 26.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Karnataka State Policy for Transgender-2017, which got the approval of the State Cabinet on Wednesday, envisages that all educational institutions have separate toilets for transgenders besides doing away with Section 377 of the IPC. Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said a five-year time line has been set to implement the provisions of the policy, which seeks to end discrimination faced by sexual minorities. The policy recommends that all levels of formal education system should have reservations for transgender students and a column in application forms for transgender identity. Jayachandra said that the Cabinet discussed whether transgenders should be allowed to use both "men" and "women" toilets but several ministers felt separate toilets would be more suitable. Interestingly, under the head 'law and legal support,' the policy talks about building up public support to strike down Section 377 (which criminalises unnatural sexual activities). It also talks ...
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Civic workers protest against abusive contractor 26.10.2017 Citizen Matters
Civic workers who gathered at the protest venue posed a few tough questions to the authorities, some of which went unanswered. ...
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Pourakarmikas protest over inaction in assault case 25.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Police are yet to arrest the main accused, who is a contractor
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Pourakarmikas to protest against abuse and sexual harassment by contractors 24.10.2017 Citizen Matters
A contractor emboldened by lax attitude of BBMP abused and harassed 37 women pourakarmikas. Poura Karmikas will protest against this in Bengaluru, asking to remove the contract system and justice for abused women. »
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