User: ssurekha Topic: sexual harassment
Category: women
Last updated: Apr 22 2018 01:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Spike In Sexual Assault On Minors: Assam Records 20 Cases In Two Months 22.4.2018 NDTV News - India-news
At a time there is nationwide outrage over a spate of rape cases, Assam has seen a spurt in cases of sexual assault against minors. At least 20 cases have been registered across the state in the past...
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Cabinet clears ordinance on death penalty for convicts in child rape cases 22.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The punishment for gang rape of a girl below 16 years will invariably be imprisonment for the rest of life, officials said
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Cell to address complaints of sexual exploitation in Tollywood 22.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Amid the raging row over casting couch in Telugu film industry, the Telangana government on Saturday decided to form a special cell to look into complaints of sexual exploitation.
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Ordinance ‘historic victory’, says Maliwal 21.4.2018 Hindu: Delhi
To end fast today after Centre gives nod to stringent rape law
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Academicians from across globe write to PM, express anguish over Kathua, Unnao rape cases 21.4.2018 General News
Over 600 academicians and scholars from across the globe have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing their anguish over the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, and accused him of maintaining "prolonged silence" over the "terrible state of affairs" in the country. The letter comes on a day the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to provide stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of rape of girls below 12 years, amid a nation-wide outrage over cases of sexual assault and murder of minors in Kathua and Surat, and the rape of a girl in Unnao. "We wish to express our deep anger and anguish over the events in Kathua and Unnao and the aftermath of these events; over the efforts of those administrating the relevant states to protect the alleged perpetrators of these monstrous crimes; over the subsequent profoundly distasteful efforts of rationalisation and the deflection and diversion that have been so much in evidence in the reactions of your ...
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Instead of death penalty, improve implementation of existing laws: Amnesty 21.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Human rights organisation Amnesty International India on Saturday termed a "knee-jerk reaction" the decision to introduce death penalty for those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12, calling on the government to improve implementation of existing laws to protect children from sexual abuse.
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Opinions by medical experts helped nail accused: CB 21.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
The Crime Branch (CB) on Saturday said it was on the strength of opinion furnished by medical experts that “it has been confirmed that the Kathua vict
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‘Death penalty will deter reporting’ 21.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Ordinance on rape a knee-jerk reaction: activists
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Kathua rape case: Medical experts confirmed victim was sedated and raped, claims J&K Police 21.4.2018 Zee News : States
The J&K Police on Saturday confirmed that the Kathua case victim was indeed sedated, sexually assaulted and subsequently murdered.
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Hidden figures: How women fare in India in health, education and economics 21.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
As people search for answers about what the incidents of violence against women say about them and the country, the reality is not hard to see
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Kathua girl's sedation, rape confirmed by medical experts: J&K Police 21.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Jammu and Kashmir Police's Crime Branch on Saturday said reports in a section of media regarding the Kathua rape-murder case were false and that medical experts had confirmed the sedation, sexual assault and subsequent murder of the eight-year-old girl.
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India to join 8 countries having sex offenders database 21.4.2018 General News
India will join a club of eight countries with a sexual offender database to monitor and track those convicted of such crimes, amidst growing criticism against it in the US, where it is pursued aggressively. The Cabinet today approved promulgation of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 to award death sentence to child rapists and said that the National Crime Records Bureau will maintain a national database and profile of sexual offenders. This data will be regularly shared with states and Union Territories for tracking, monitoring and investigation, including verification of antecedents by police. Many organisations such as the Human Right Watch and ACLU have spoken out against the sex offenders registry, claiming that it negates the concept of rehabilitation and perpetuates social stigma. "Government statistics (in the US) indicate that most sexual abuse of children is committed by family members or trusted authority figures, and by someone who has not previously been ...
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Punjab CM hails ordinance on death penalty for rapists of girls below 12 years 21.4.2018 General News
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today hailed as a revolutionary and necessary step an ordinance, approved by the Union Cabinet, to provide stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of rape of girls below 12 years, saying it would check such incidents across the country. Such criminals are a blot on the face of humanity and deserve no mercy, he said, adding that he was all for exemplary punishment in cases of rape of minors. The measure would act as a deterrent to the heinous crime, which had shaken the nation to the core in recent months, the chief minister said in a statement. While any incident of rape or sexual molestation was unacceptable in the Indian society, which has traditionally worshipped girls and women as goddesses, the rape of minors violates the basic tenets of humanity, Singh said. No sane society can tolerate such a situation, where rape of minors, including babies less than a year old, was being reported every other day, he ...
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Parents of 7-yr-old allege she was sexually assaulted at 21.4.2018 General News
Parents of a seven-year-old girl in Chhattisgarh's Raipur district have alleged that she was sexually assaulted at her school. The police, however, said rape or attempt to rape was not established in the preliminary investigation. The alleged incident took place at a private school on the outskirts of the city on April 18, Raipur Superintendent of Police Amresh Mishra told PTI. An FIR under IPC section 376 (rape) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered on April 19 based on the parents' complaint, he said. "So far, the medical examination report, CCTV footage at the school and the girl's statement recorded by the CWC (Child Welfare Committee) has not given any evidence supporting the claim of attempted rape," the SP said. Even the detailed medical examination of the girl conducted today ruled out rape or attempt to rape, he said. However, the possibility that she was groped by someone can not be ruled out, he said, adding that a team ..
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Swati Maliwal to end fast tomorrow 21.4.2018 General News
DCW chief Swati Maliwal announced she will end her fast tomorrow as the Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance to give stringent punishment, including the death penalty, to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years. "The prime minister listened to our demands and the demands of the country. So I have decided to end my fast at 2 pm tomorrow," Maliwal told her supporters this evening at the fast venue at Rajghat in New Delhi. "I am thankful to the prime minister for bringing this ordinance. I congratulate the people of this country for this victory," the Delhi Commission for Women chairperson added. Today was the ninth day of her hunger strike. Earlier today, Maliwal had tweeted she won't end her fast until "something concrete happens" to ensure safety of the girl child. "I will continue the fast until the ordinance is passed. Also police resources and accountability needs to be increased. Really sad that some channels are playing false news that I have broken the fast. Praying .
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"Far Away From Truth": Police Deny Claims That Kathua Girl Wasn't Raped 21.4.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The eight-year-old girl killed in Kathua this January was raped before she was strangled, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a statement to counter a media report and a video circulating on social...
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Cabinet nod to ordinance providing death penalty for raping girls below 12 21.4.2018 General News
The Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance to provide stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of rape of girls below 12 years, amid a nation-wide outrage over cases of sexual assault and murder of minors in Kathua and Surat and the rape of a girl in Unnao. New fast-track courts will be set up to deal with such cases and special forensic kits for rape cases will be given to all police stations and hospitals in the long term, according to the Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance cleared by a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 16 and 12 years. Death sentence has been provided for rapists of girls under 12 years, officials said quoting the ordinance. The minimum punishment in case of rape of women has been increased from rigorous imprisonment of seven years to 10 years, extendable to life imprisonment, they said. In case of rape of a girl under 16 years,
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Feature: Former U.S. taekwondo star waits a decade for her #MeToo moment 21.4.2018 Reuters: Sports News
(Reuters) - It has taken a decade, but Mandy Meloon, a two-time taekwondo world champion thrown off the U.S. national team in 2007 after accusing her coach of molesting her at age 16, has won a measure of vindication.
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Child rights activists oppose death penalty for rape of minors 21.4.2018 General News
Even as a number of leaders have advocated death penalty for rape of girls aged below 12, child rights activists across the country have come out against the government's decision to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for this purpose. The Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. The criminal law amendment ordinance seeks to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Evidence Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act to introduce a new provision to sentence convicts of such crimes punishment of death. "In a country where there is no certainty of conviction, this government wants to bring in more stringent laws. In a country where most rapes are perpetrated by family members, invoking death penalty will only increase the chances of acquittal. "Most of the cases will not be reported. There is a ..
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India approves death penalty for rape of girls under 12 21.4.2018 Reuters: Top News
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's cabinet on Saturday approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response to nationwide outrage in the wake of a series of cases.
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