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The database keeps a record of offenders convicted under charges of rape, gang rape, POCSO and eve teasing.
A National Crime Records Bureau report shows a total of 8,934 students committed suicide in 2015, up from 8,068 the year before.
The CASC plea says shutting down internet services — as governments have been doing so far — is not a viable option.
The top court's observations came during a hearing on the alleged sexual abuse of 34 minors and women at a Muzaffarpur shelter.
Uttar Pradesh, the state with four of the world’s 10 most polluted cities, registered just two cases in 2016, NCRB data shows.
A report by Vidhi Center for Legal Policy has said that the NDPS Act has failed to meet its twin objectives of deterrence and rehabilitation in Punjab. That Punjab has a drug-abuse problem is well-known. According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) statistics, Punjab’s share of crimes in India under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act climbed from 9.2% in 2001 to a peak of 42.3% in 2013. Although the numbers have come down gradually since then, the figure was still 10 times more than Punjab’s all-India share in Indian Penal Code crimes in 2016. NCRB statistics also suggest that the law and order machinery in Punjab is trying its best to deal with the problem. Punjab’s share in total convictions under the NDPS Act also climbed with its increasing share in cases registered under the act. Punjab accounted for more than 30% of total convictions under the NDPS...
A survey by NGO Common Cause and Lokniti 21% of the respondents said they considered a policewoman more honest than a policeman, with 14% thinking the other way around. New Delhi: A greater number of Indians believe women police personnel are more honest than their male peers, but fewer choose to approach the ‘weaker gender’ for help, a study on citizen opinion of police has found. The survey was carried out by NGO Common Cause and Lokniti, a research initiative of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), among 15,563 respondents across 22 states in June and July 2017. According to the survey, 21 per cent of the respondents said they considered a policewoman more honest than a policeman, with 14 per cent thinking the other way around. Forty-three per cent of the respondents said both were equally honest, while 12 per cent said neither. However, only 15 per cent...
A survey by NGO Common Cause and Lokniti finds that, among India’s institutions, police are the least trusted, with faith particularly low among women, Dalits, Muslims and the poor.
In the three years since the Supreme Court scrapped the draconian Section 66A of the IT Act, Section 67, pertaining to the ‘publication or transmission of obscene material’, has emerged as an alternative.
Privacy is a basic human right, and even criminals have those. To undermine this capacity because vicious, punitive justice sells on primetime TV debates is to tear through the foundation that this country.
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