Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicChild rape

Topic: Child rape

Rapists a burden, don’t deserve to live, says CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Condemns the alleged rape of an eight-year-old in Mandsaur by a man who abducted her from outside her school.

PMO asks Women & Child ministry to examine demand for chemical castration of child rapists

Women lawyers had written to the PMO saying chemical castration of child rapists in the rarest of rare cases is the need of the hour besides death penalty.

Child rape will now be treated as a criminal act that meets the test of ‘rarest of rare’

High acquittal rates, high drop-out rates due to delayed court procedures, and an absurdly lenient sentence in child rape cases is a travesty of justice.

Death penalty ordinance is a reactive and disproportionate response to child rape

With no victim support and protection systems in place, the field is open for the accused to threaten, intimidate, and pressurize the victim to retract.

Why the outcry over the 8-yr-old’s rape-murder is nowhere close to what we saw for Nirbhaya

Jammu-centric parties realise that supporting the alleged killers of the 8-year old will get you votes, supporting the call for swift justice won’t

Behind Arunachal’s new death penalty law is a 170% rise in child rape cases

Lack of legal awareness leads to low reporting of cases with police; lynching of two rape accused last month forced state assembly to amend law.

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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