Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicRape cases

Topic: Rape cases

Why even 1,023 new fast track courts for rape and POCSO cases won’t be enough

An amount of Rs 767 crore has been approved under the centrally sponsored scheme to develop infrastructural facilities for Indian Judiciary for 2020-21.

In Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Haryana, rapes see 39% rise in 2017-19

Haryana has also seen a 46% increase in cases of cruelty against women, said Home Minister Anil Vij in reply to a question in the assembly on numbers of major crimes.

SC rules rape accused can only be convicted if victim’s testimony is of sterling quality

The Supreme Court noted that it could not lose sight of false cases & needed to protect the accused, even though ordinarily sole testimony of rape victim was enough for a conviction.

Sengar, Akbar, Tejpal: Hearings in these cases less about justice, more about victim shaming

Supreme Court outlawed two-finger test in 2013 but that's been replaced by "indecent and scandalous" questions posed to the victim in Tarun Tejpal's case.

7 years after 16 December gang rape case, rape conviction rate low at 32%

On 7th anniversary of the Nirbhaya rape and murder case, NCRB data shows that of 1,46,201 rape cases that went into trial in 2017, only 5,822 resulted in conviction.

Woman given talaq alleges ‘tantrik’ raped her after husband wanted to remarry her

Police arrested the woman's husband under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, which bans triple talaq, and the tantrik for the alleged rape.

Hyderabad encounter cheering reflects empty, episodic anger over rape. This is not healthy

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Burnt alive by accused, Unnao rape survivor in extremely critical condition

The Unnao rape survivor, who suffered 90 per cent burn injuries, was airlifted to Delhi to receive medical treatment.

Hyderabad ‘encounter’ of rape-murder accused chilling reminder of 2008 Warangal killings

Telangana police gun down four accused in Hyderabad veterinarian’s rape-murder in ‘encounter’ at exact spot they burnt the woman.

Rape survivor set on fire by 5 men, including the accused, in Unnao

Two of the accused were granted bail after the rape complaint was registered in March. All five have been arrested.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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