Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicChild sexual abuse

Topic: child sexual abuse

More child internet users experiencing sexual abuse. Child-proofing, end-to-end safety is key

The stigma that still surrounds child sexual exploitation and abuse makes it likely that what we know is only the tip of the iceberg.

Majority of Indian schools don’t have means to prevent, combat child sexual abuse, survey finds

As part of OutLawed India’s initiative, we tracked the sexual abuse frameworks in schools across 200 Indian cities to measure the gap between the law and reality.

Why two WCD ministry bodies are sparring over ‘suicide’ of a teen ‘rape’ victim in Bhopal

The 17-year-old was among five girls, who had been allegedly raped by a 68-year-old Bhopal-based newspaper owner, Pyare Mian. 

‘Touching bums with sexual intent crime under POCSO’ — Mumbai court gives man 5 years in jail

The court convicted a 22-year-old man, rejecting his defence that he only touched the child's buttocks and not her private parts. The man was also fined Rs 10,000.

‘Absurd interpretation’ — experts say HC’s POCSO order in groping case wrong on many levels

In a 19 January judgment, Bombay HC’s Nagpur bench ruled that the act of groping a child’s breast, without any skin-to-skin contact, is not sexual assault under the law.

CBI arrests Kashmir resident for ‘running child sexual abuse racket’ with US-based wife

CBI said the accused targeted minors and allegedly uploaded pornographic videos and images over the dark web for financial gains.

UP suspends engineer after CBI arrests him for alleged sexual abuse of children

The arrested junior engineer, a resident of Chitrakoot district, is alleged to have victimised about 50 children in the age group of 5-16 years in the districts of Chitrakoot, Banda and Hamirpur

CBI books junior engineer from UP for alleged sexual abuse of 50 children over 10 years

The junior engineer of UP’s irrigation department was selling content of nefarious acts & is alleged to have victimised about 50 children in the age group of 5-16 years.

School kids in Pakistan are raped, killed. So Imran Khan govt and clerics recommend abayas

Police in Pakistan confirmed this week that three boys – aged eight and nine – who were missing for nearly three months were raped and killed.

To-hear-or-not-to-hear conundrum over Michael Jackson has brought out the ‘cancel culture’

Cancel culture is as hotly debated as it is variously defined, but in its essence is the self-ban on works of people who have done terrible things to others.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.