India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 4, 2015
In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that a child born out of rape will have inheritance rights over the property of the assaulter, the "biological father".
India News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 2, 2015
Women's rights activists hailed Thursday a Supreme Court ruling rejecting judge-ordered mediation between rapists and their victims, a legal move they said was common in the conservative country.
India News | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra, Edited by Anindita Sanyal (With inputs from agencies) | Monday June 8, 2015
The Delhi Government today said that its circular on the two-finger test - a vaginal test for rape survivors -- that generated much controversy, had been "misinterpreted". Health Minister Saytendra Jain said the government would prefer to clarify that the test was "banned for sexual assault victims".
AgenceFrance-Presse | Tuesday May 19, 2015
Victims attending the bail hearing reacted with anger to the judge's decision to allow Bob Hewitt to avoid prison for at least a month after his lawyers argued they needed more time to prepare his appeal.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Wednesday March 25, 2015
How low would a person have to sink to seek a 'cut' from the money being handed over to a rape survivor? Vinod Bhosale, an official from the Women and Child Welfare department, no less, could have the answer to that question. He was caught red-handed trying to extract Rs 20,000 from a rape survivor to hand over her Rs 50,000 cheque under a gove...
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Friday August 29, 2014
Delhi Government commissioned its first 'One Stop Centres' (OSCs) for victims of sexual assault on Thursday.
Hyderabad News | Written by Uma Sudhir | Wednesday August 27, 2014
The police say the gang often pulled the snake on victims to terrorize them into handing over cash.
India News | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra, Edited by Tasim Zahid | Sunday August 24, 2014
The families of the Badaun cousins- who were found hanging from a mango tree- have said that they will hang themselves from the same tree if "justice is not done in the case."
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 14, 2014
The Delhi High Court Wednesday ordered the city government to come out with a scheme that will enable victims of various crimes including rape to get compensation awarded by the legal services authority within a day.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 13, 2014
A 21 year-old-man was arrested in Madhavaram,Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu today for allegedly raping a minor girl after promising to marry her, police said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 21, 2014
After failing to exhume the bodies of Badaun rape victims for a fresh autopsy, the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI has now decided to send their personal belongings and vaginal swabs for DNA analysis at a laboratory in Hyderabad.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday July 15, 2014
Girls below 18 years of age have been the victims in most of the rape cases in the national capital and the majority of such cases have happened in residences or involved friends and acquaintances, says a study by Delhi Police.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday July 15, 2014
Girls below 18 years of age have been the victims in most of the rape cases in the capital and the majority of such cases have happened in residences or involved men known to them, says a study by Delhi Police.
India News | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas (with inputs from PTI) | Tuesday July 8, 2014
The Central Bureau of Investigation has decided to exhume the bodies of two young girls who were found hanging from a tree in a small village in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, in May this year.
Cheat Sheet | Devesh Kumar | Monday June 2, 2014
Even before the nationwide outrage over the abduction and gangrape of two sisters in Badaun could die down, father of one of the victims today alleged that close associates of the accused, all belonging to the dominant caste of their village, had threatened to unleash another wave of terror once media attention on the case subsided. "They say, once...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 1, 2014
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan will visit Badaun district in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow and meet family members of the two girls who were gangraped and murdered.
Elections News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Sunday April 13, 2014
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.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 4, 2014
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 it as unscientific.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 23, 2014
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 14, 2013
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.
South | Edited by Diana George | Tuesday September 10, 2013
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.
MekhlaS | Thursday August 29, 2013
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.
World News | Reuters | Thursday May 9, 2013
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, authorities said on Wednesday.
Chandni | Monday April 22, 2013
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.