Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicRape trials

Topic: rape trials

Over 1,100 rape cases ended in compromise after going to court since 2014: NCRB

Over the years, compromise marriages have become institutionalised through laws and law enforcement.

16 December Delhi gangrape not the only delayed trial, SC to reassess justice system

SC bench headed by CJI Bobde demands information about sexual offence cases, says delayed rape trials have ‘created agitation, anxiety and unrest’ among people.

SC wants lower courts to speed up rape trials, but 26% judge vacancies make it difficult

Bihar tops list with 80% of judge posts lying vacant. Other large states are struggling too. Thus, implementation of the SC order appears extremely tough.

SC stays bail of 3 Jindal University students convicted of rape, but all are still free

Supreme Court stayed their bail, but the men were “not home” when police went to serve fresh arrest warrants issued by the trial court.

Laws repealed, but rape victims continue to face humiliating questions

Experts say defence lawyers always find ways to skirt around cross-examination regulations.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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