Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicCrime Against Women

Topic: Crime Against Women

India urges UNSC to list terror entities involved in violence against women

Women-targeted violence distorts the very basis on which civilised societies rest, India said in a statement to the Security Council open debate on Women, Peace & Security.

‘Justice for Hathras victim’ pamphlet, news reports — UP Police ‘proof’ against Kerala scribe

Journalist Siddique Kappan and 3 others were arrested on their way to Hathras Wednesday and booked under the draconian UAPA.

‘Drunk on power’ UP Police will break the system beyond repair

UP Police already seems to show little regard for rule of law and due process. Now it is also going to be empowered with a special security force that can search and arrest without a warrant.

She left for BA admission, came back ‘dying’ — what happened to Balrampur ‘rape’ victim

Driven by her ambition to help her family pay off debt, the Balrampur 'rape victim' was eyeing a legal career. But her dreams came crashing down on 29 September.

Woman ‘gang-raped’ in Balrampur thrashed, her capillaries ruptured — postmortem report

No mention of vaginal injuries or fractures in post-mortem report of 22-year-old woman allegedly gang-raped in UP's Balrampur. Autopsy reveals injuries on chest and thighs.

Hathras woman’s family says they know what would have saved her — ‘being a Pandit or Thakur’

The family of the Hathras woman who died Tuesday after a brutal gang rape says nobody would have dared to do such a thing had she belonged to ‘Thakur or Pandit community’.

Yogi Adityanath’s Operation Durachari is another bad idea. Just like the Anti-Romeo squads

Whatever Yogi Adityanath’s masterstroke is, the central principle appears to be public shaming—it can unleash dangerous social vigilantism.

Road crossings in UP to display posters of accused involved in crime against women

An official spokesperson Thursday said the directions were issued by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to instil confidence among women and check crime against them.

Was raped & tortured by 139 men over 11 years, says 25-year-old Hyderabad woman, police begins probe

In her statement to the magistrate, the woman is said to have named student union leaders & members of the Telugu film industry, apart from lawyers and assistants to politicians.

Strangled & stabbed her, then tried to burn body — UP doctor ‘confesses’ to surgeon’s murder

Dr Yogita Gautam, 25, was found dead in Agra Wednesday. She was killed by her alleged partner after ‘she refused to marry him’.

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Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


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.