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CDs of Michael Jackson at a shop in Tokyo | Haruyoshi Yamaguchi/Bloomberg News

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.
School children during an awareness rally against sexual violence

Lapses by child welfare body blamed for sexual abuse of 13-yr-old girl by foster father in Assam

The 13-year-old was placed with the foster family in May 2018, but is now in a shelter.
Maneka Gandhi

Law ministry okays proposal to remove time limit to report child sexual abuse, says Maneka Gandhi

Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi wrote to law minister, saying that people should be allowed to lodge their complaint even ‘10-15 years later'.
Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi wants minors to be able to report sexual abusers at any age, experts split

Experts acknowledge challenge in proving child sexual abuse years later, but say at least discussion around suffering of the victim has started.

These are the Christian priests accused of rape across Kerala churches

From teenagers and nuns to a tourist accusing priests of rape, the Indian clergy, like the Roman Catholic Church globally, has been tainted by scandal.
G.S. Singhvi

Child porn weighed on my mind, says Supreme Court judge who upheld Section 377 in 2013

Justice G.S. Singhvi, senior in the two-judge bench who wrote verdict, has been criticised for “bias” and insensitivity towards LGBT community.
Schoolchildren participating in an awareness campaign against child sex abuse

Jealous of husband’s second wife, woman gets 9-year-old stepdaughter gang-raped and killed

The woman allegedly got her 14-year-old son and three other neighbours from Uri, Kashmir, to sexually assault the child.
Schoolchildren participating in an awareness campaign against child sex abuse

Parents of sexually abused children reject death penalty as solution to problem

Legal experts, activists say government’s death penalty ordinance is a knee-jerk reaction and ‘politics of distraction’.
A graphic showing the 2012 protests in Delhi

Backlash against rape has led to targeting younger, more vulnerable victims

The tussle between government and police in Delhi hampers women’s security initiatives.
School children holding placards and shouting slogans during an awareness rally against the sexual violence against women & children

A child who has harmed another sexually is likely to have been harmed

Modern scientific understanding and basic principles of juvenile justice require us to provide rehabilitation services to underage offenders

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.