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The girl was found around three kilometres from her home | Photo: Manisha Mondal

6-yr-old Hapur rape victim identifies accused from photo, 8 police teams probe case

After the brutal rape of the 6-year-old girl, there is shock and disbelief in the UP village in Hapur district, where children would 'play around fearlessly'.
The Muzaffarnagar Police | Photo: Twitter @muzafarnagarpol

Minor boys from NE sexually abused in UP’s Muzaffarnagar ashram, ‘godman’ & disciple arrested

10 boys rescued, sexual abuse of 4 confirmed. Police said Bhakti Bhushan Govind Maharaj, owner of Gaudiya Math in Muzaffarnagar also physically beat children at the ashram.
Gujarat High Court | Photo: Commons

Young boys turn offenders ‘without realising consequences’: HC bats for awareness on POCSO

The Gujarat High Court has noted that 'right kind of understanding needs to be given, in the form of legal awareness' among children and college students.

Madhya Pradesh HC asks POCSO accused to plant trees for bail, trial court to track growth

In the order, Justice Anand Pathak said that this was a test case to 'address the Anatomy of Violence and Evil by process of Creation'.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC directs states to appoint exclusive public prosecutors in courts set up for POCSO cases

The apex court was hearing a petition with regard to 'alarming rise in the number of reported child rape incidents' after taking suo motu cognisance.
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Assistant to former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh charged with raping minor under POCSO

Om Prakash Gupta, who was Raman Singh's personal assistant, was arrested based on a complaint by a 16-year-old who alleged he sexually abused her for more than 2 years.
Unnao rape survivor's case

Fast-track special courts for rape cases remain non-starter as states cite fund crunch

After Hyderabad and Unnao incidents, Modi govt to once again push states to set up the fast-track special courts that will hear POCSO and rape cases.
People hold placards during a protest in New Delhi against the alleged rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad.

Call me a Sharia-loving jihadi, but I want rapists to be hanged

Those against death penalty for rape say it's the underlying cause of misogyny that should be targeted. But in a country of 1.3 billion people, where does one start?

Gangrape, sexual abuse by uncle, taunts — what UP girl went through before killing herself

The body of 21-yr-old was found hanging in Muzaffarnagar’s Badhiwala village on 5 October. She had 4 names, including that of the uncle, scribbled on her hand.
Unnao rape survivor's case

Unnao rape survivor’s case shows rural India needs a MeToo

Every remedial step available to Unnao woman was hindered by BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar and other men who kept making her complaint irrelevant.

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A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.


Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.