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  • After outrage, Abu Azmi clarifies his controversial comments on rape

    After outrage, Abu Azmi clarifies his controversial comments on rape

    After making controversial comments on rape, Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi today clarified his statement saying he never said that rape victims should be punished.

  • Judge in Mumbai gang rape calls test on women archaic

    Judge in Mumbai gang rape calls test on women archaic

    The judge presiding over a gang-rape case in Mumbai complained in a judgment released on Tuesday that outdated practices were still being used in rape investigations, in defiance of reforms imposed last year to make the justice system more sensitive ...

  • New government guidelines ban insensitive 'two finger' tests on rape survivors

    New government guidelines ban insensitive 'two finger' tests on rape survivors

    The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing ...

  • One in five women raped in US: report

    One in five women raped in US: report

    About one in five women in the US has been raped in her life time, with nearly half of the victims subjected to sexual assault before the age of 18, a White House report said today.

  • Anger in New Zealand at 'close your legs' rape defence

    Anger in New Zealand at 'close your legs' rape defence

    Victims' rights advocates in New Zealand on Thursday condemned a defence lawyer who told a rape victim she should have "closed her legs" if she wanted to avoid having sex.

  • Kerala's unsafe homes: increasing rapes of minors

    Kerala's unsafe homes: increasing rapes of minors

    It's not only outside their homes, young girls and women are not safe even inside their homes. In Kerala, an increasing number of minor girls are becoming victims of rapes within their families, sparking major concern.

  • Farhan Akhtar: Fast-track courts need to speed up

    Farhan Akhtar: Fast-track courts need to speed up

    Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who launched the Men Against Rape and Discrimination (MARD) campaign earlier this year, believes that the concept of fast-track courts must live up to its name, thereby granting speedy justice to victims of rape.

  • Cleveland kidnapping victims endured decade of isolation, rape, beatings

    Cleveland kidnapping victims endured decade of isolation, rape, beatings

    Three young women newly freed from a decade-long kidnapping ordeal in Cleveland endured their captivity in the dungeon-like confines of a squalid house, where they were raped, starved, beaten and kept in chains by the man who abducted them, authoriti...

  • Why Pooja Bhatt has "no right" to talk about rape victims

    Why Pooja Bhatt has 'no right' to talk about rape victims

    Pooja Bhatt says many feel that she doesn't have any right to show concern over safety of women because she introduced Indo-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone into Bollywood.

  • 'Inapproriate': cops' response to allegations by 5-year-old's father

    'Inapproriate': cops' response to allegations by 5-year-old's father

    There was outrage in India today over the rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi, who is now in critical condition in hospital. The Delhi Police has suspended two officers for allegedly misbehaving with her father, who says he was offered Rs 2000 by c...

  • Sushma Swaraj voices concern over rape of five-year-old girl in Delhi

    Sushma Swaraj voices concern over rape of five-year-old girl in Delhi

    Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj today expressed concern over the brutal rape of a five-year-old in the national capital and police atrocities on some women protesting the incident.

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh deeply disturbed over five-year-old girl's rape in Delhi

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh deeply disturbed over five-year-old girl's rape in Delhi

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed his shock over a five-year-old girl's brutal rape in the capital. A statement released by the Prime Minister's Office says that the PM is deeply disturbed by the incident. Here is the full statement issued...

  • Delhi incensed, protests over five-year-old girl's rape and police response

    Delhi incensed, protests over five-year-old girl's rape and police response

    A five-year-old who was kept hostage, mutilated and raped by her neighbour, is fighting for her life at Delhi's famous AIIMS hospital. Doctors say she is now conscious, but still in critical condition.

  • Delhi Rape: 5-year-old girl's barbarous rape stirs protests, police offers weak defence

    Delhi Rape: 5-year-old girl's barbarous rape stirs protests, police offers weak defence

    Delhi rape: A five-year-old who was kept hostage, mutilated and raped by her neighbour, is fighting for her life in Delhi. The barbarous attack on her- she was violated with pieces of a candle and a bottle- have outraged the city, triggering large ...

  • Rape victims say US military justice failed them

    Former US troops who were raped during their time in uniform recounted their traumatic experiences at a Senate hearing and demanded changes to the military's justice system.

  • Rape victims can no longer be named in bail orders

    Rape victims can no longer be named in bail orders

    The Bombay High Court has ordered that the names of rape victims will no longer be disclosed in bail orders passed by it and the Sessions Court. Justice RC Chavan on Tuesday directed the registries of both courts to drop victims' names from all bail ...

  • Home Secretary expresses regret over gaffe of naming for Bhandara rape victims

    Home Secretary R K Singh has expressed his regret to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for the gaffe of disclosing the names of the victims of the Bhandara rape incident in Rajya Sabha over which the Minister faced huge embarrassment.

  • Bangladesh activists urge ban on rape victim 'finger test'

    Bangladeshi experts and activists on Monday urged the government to ban a "demeaning" physical examination of rape victims, saying the procedure is of no benefit in proving whether an assault has taken place.

  • Gang-rape survivor attempts suicide in court after case is adjourned

    In Delhi today, as a committee of legal experts stressed the need to introduce speedy trials for rape victims, in Gujarat, an alleged gang-rape survivor tried to commit suicide at court after the hearing in her case was adjourned to next month.

  • Scrap 'two-finger test' for rape victims, says Justice Verma report

    Scrap 'two-finger test' for rape victims, says Justice Verma report

    The Justice Verma committee today recommended the strict enforcement of sexual assault laws, faster rape trials and changes to the country's antiquated penal code to protect women in the wake of a fatal gang rape in New Delhi last month.

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