User: tulir Topic: Child Sexual Abuse
Category: Child Sexual Abuse -- Abuse
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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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Finally! Facebook just released its long-secret rules on how it polices the service 24.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Facebook Inc released a rule book for the types of posts it allows on its social network, giving far more detail than ever before on what is permitted on subjects ranging from drug use and sex work to bullying, hate speech and inciting violence. Facebook for years has had "community standards" for what people can post. But only a relatively brief and general version was publicly available, while it had a far more detailed internal document to decide when individual posts or accounts should be removed. Now, the company is providing the longer document on its website to clear up confusion and be more open about its operations, said Monika Bickert, Facebook's vice president of product policy and counter-terrorism. "You should, when you come to Facebook, understand where we draw these lines and what's OK and what's not OK," Bickert told reporters in a briefing at Facebook's headquarters. Facebook has faced fierce criticism from governments and rights groups in many countries for failing to do enough to stem ...
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Death for child rape: Activists oppose govt's ordinance 21.4.2018 DNA: Top 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 reason why the death ...
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Sports Shorts: Boston marathon winner to turn pro 19.4.2018 Rediff: Sports
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
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Rape, murder dehumanise societies in profoundly dangerous ways, says UN Women chief 18.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
Acts of rape and murder "dehumanise societies" and letting the perpetrators of such crimes go unpunished is a "warning" sign for all, the head of UN's agency on women empowerment said, amid the outrage over Kathua and Unnao rape cases. UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said the statements by the UN Resident Coordinator in India and the "condemnation" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district and a 17-year-old girl in Unnao are "important" but even more important is the "action that follows". "To rape and kill children is to defy and violate fundamental aspects of our shared humanity. No rape and no murder is justifiable," Mlambo-Ngcuka said yesterday. She said acts of rape and murder "dehumanise societies" in ways that are profoundly dangerous. "If they go unchallenged and unpunished, they speak to a reduced value of human life and of an abdication of responsibility that are warning signs for ...
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Asaram case: Verdict to be pronounced in jail to avoid violence 17.4.2018 Rediff: News
The advocates will be permitted to remain present at the time of pronouncement of judgment.
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Will hanging rapists stop rape? 17.4.2018 Rediff: Columns
'The death penalty exists in India for murderers. Is it a deterrent and does it stop murders?'
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Fearing violence, Rajasthan govt wants verdict pronounced in jail 14.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
The verdict in the Asaram case will again test the will of the state. Police and administration are concerned about large number of Asaram’s supporters who will be gathering in Jodhpur on the day of verdict. After the widespread violence and chaos that followed after Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was found guilty, the state government has filed an appeal in the High Court and has urged it to pronounce verdict in the jail. The High Court has sought response from Asaram’s lawyer. Asaram has been lodged in Jodhpur jail for four and a half years for sexual assault on a minor girl... The hearing related to this case has been completed in the trial court and the court has fixed  April 25 to pronounce the verdict. During the period of four and a half years, a large number of supporters from all over the country have been continuously coming to Jodhpur when Asaram appears in the court. Local police administration suspects that large number of Asaram’s supporters are likely to arrive in Jodhpur on April 25. In ...
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Childline and POCSO e-Box Information at hand for 26 crore School children 12.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
National Council Of Educational Research And Training (NCERT) has published the information regarding Childline (1098) – 24x7 Helpline for children and POCSO E-box on the back side of the front cover of all the course books from class 6th to class 12th.
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Why urban Indian women turn down job opportunities away from home 12.4.2018 Sify Finance
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Asaram verdict nears, cops on high alert 12.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
Asaram’s supporters and police are waiting with bated breath for the April 25 verdict where the controversial godman will either be sentenced or acquitted in the sexual assault case of a minor girl.   The cops are on high alert as they fear widespread violence, similar to the one unleashed by Ram Rahim’s supporters, in case the verdict goes against the godman.  The apprehension of the police comes as Ram Rahim’s supporters put law and order out of gear a few months ago after he was convicted in a rape case. In fact, the police are of the opinion that Asaram’s supporters could turn out to be more dangerous than Ram Rahim’s.  Asaram’s supporters have been charged with attempting to kill nine witnesses, four of whom have died. They also allegedly attempted to murder a witness in the Jodhpur court premises. Whenever Asaram goes to court, his supporters flock in large numbers. They try to go near their guru and talk to him. Due to the fear of violence, in August 2015 the high court had ordered a hearing ...
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Study checks Child Sexual Abuse awareness of parents 11.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
A student of Home Science from Nirmala Niketan College conducted a study that shows that 80 per cent of mothers and 88 per cent of fathers believe that child care providers such as teachers and staff at daycare centres are the people who can sexually abuse a child. Manasi Bist took a sample size of 100 parents, 50 mothers and 50 fathers, in her research. Of these, 86 per cent were married and 14 per cent were single parents. With this study, Bist aimed to find out how aware parents were regarding child sexual abuse (CSA) of children between 2 to 6 years of age. On being asked about the reasons for a child being prone to child sexual abuse, a majority of the parents said that the child was lacking adult supervision (mothers 76 per cent; fathers 86 per cent), trusting adults easily (mothers 54 per cent; fathers 72 per cent). Other responses obtained from parents were child having some form of disability (mothers 20 per cent and fathers 34 per cent). When it came to the reasons for an adult sexually abusing ...
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Delhi: 7-year-old boy killed for resisting sexual assault, accused held 5.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
A 21-year-old man was arrested for allegedly abducting and killing a seven-year-old boy who had resisted the accused's attempt to sexually assault him in south east Delhi's Harkesh Nagar area, the police said today. A senior police officer said a complaint that the boy had gone missing was received at Okhla Phase III police outpost on April 2, following which a case was registered. During investigation, it was revealed that the missing child was last seen with Sandeep Singh, a local of Harkesh Nagar, on the day he was reported missing, the police officer said. Sandip was absconding and later traced at his brother in law's house in Noida. "During interrogation, Sandip confessed to kidnapping and murdering the boy when he resisted his attempt to sexually assault him," the officer said. The accused led the police to Ganda Nala in Okhla Phase III, from where body of the boy was recovered, he said, adding charges of murder under the IPC and relevant sections of the POCSO Act were added to the FIR registered ...
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Schemes for achieving gender Equality and Emancipation of Rural Women 5.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing various schemes/programmes for achieving gender equality and emancipation of women including rural women such as: BetiBachaoBetiPadhao (BBBP): to address the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and related issues of empowerment of women over a life-cycle continuum.
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Schemes for welfare of Women and Children 5.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) implements several schemes supporting for the welfare of the women and children including SC/ST and minority of different age groups.    SwadharGreh Scheme   MWCD implements SwadharGreh Scheme which targets the women victims of unfortunate circumstances who are in need of institutional support for rehabilitation so that they could lead their life with dignity.
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French trustee of school loses relief in sex abuse case 3.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
A French national, who is a trustee of an international school in the suburbs, lost the relief from arrest granted to him by a lower court in a case of alleged child sex abuse after the Bombay High Court struck off his bail on Monday. The HC termed the bail to the trustee, who is accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl, "perverse" and directed that the trial is completed in four months as the young survivor may not remember the exact incident if the case drags on. The 57-year-old accused was booked under the stringent Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act after the minor's parents approached the MIDC police in May 2017. He was arrested in November and was granted bail by the Sessions court the same month on the grounds that there was no "incriminating" evidence against him. Justice Revati Mohite-Dere held that the foreigner didn't deserve bail as he is in an influential position and might tamper the evidence. "Based on the statements of the girl, her mother and other ...
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How 1 Indian woman's Saahas is helping women in 196 countries 2.4.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
This is the story of Kirthi Jayakumar.
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Empowering women will enable them lead a life of dignity, respect and make informed decisions: Vice President 30.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has said that empowering women will enable them lead a life of dignity, respect and make informed decisions. He was addressing the gathering at the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Mahila Dakshata Samiti, in Hyderabad on March 30, 2018.
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Ministry of Women and Child Development holds First National Conclave on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection, and Mental Illnesses 28.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
With an aim to provide a comprehensive synthesis of research, service provision, and clinical practice in addressing psychological trauma and subsequent mental illnesses in Indian children and adolescents, First ever National conclave was held on 27-28th March,2018 by the Ministry of Women & Child Development, in collaboration with the Dept.
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LIVE! Life ban for Smith and Warner? 26.3.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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