Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicChild sexual abuse

Topic: child sexual abuse

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.

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.

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'.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.