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Protests by college students and various organisations in Pollachi

There’s only one way to tackle India’s sexual violence epidemic – sex education

Unless Indians have conversations about sexuality, the issue of sexual abuse will never be addressed.

Hapur villagers find it hard to believe ‘rape story’ of a woman who married twice & eloped

For villagers of Shyampur Jatt in UP's Hapur, the 29-year-old 'rape' victim, who wears make-up, has a suspicious character and has ruined the reputation of the village.

J&K police file FIR against unknown people for naming 3-year-old ‘rape’ victim

Jammu and Kashmir police say probe will nail social media accounts responsible for using the real name of the victim, an act punishable by law.

Hapur rape horror — how 16 tormentors over 6 years forced woman to set herself on fire

The woman is currently admitted to a Delhi hospital with 70-80% burns. But she says even more than the rapes, it was society’s attitude to her that hurt.
File photo of BCI chief Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman

Statements of rape, sexual abuse victims shouldn’t be taken at face value: Bar Council head

Bar Council of India chairman says relying on woman's statement alone goes against spirit of justice. Comment comes in wake of sexual harassment charges against CJI Gogoi.  

Youth arrested for ‘raping’ 3-year-old girl in Kashmir isn’t a minor

Violent clashes break out in north Kashmir between security forces and civilians protesting against the ‘rape’ as politicians appeal for peace.
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Delhi High Court says serious cases cannot be quashed with settlements between parties

The Delhi High Court issued guidelines to criminal courts and mediation centres for dealing with cases of rape and economic fraud.
Protest against Kathua

NGO claims existing anti-rape law is not gender neutral, files plea in Supreme Court

It says Section 375 of IPC does not take into account sexual assault inflicted on men and transgender people.
People take part in a protest against Kathua and Unnao rape cases

Kathua anti-rape crusader accused of rape by JNU student

Top lawyer Indira Jaising refuses to represent Kathua anti-rape crusader Talib Hussain in separate case after rape allegations against him surfaced.
A protest against sexual assaultsin Kolkata | NurPhoto via Getty Images

Indian women understand hashtag #WhyIDidntReport only too well

Hashtag #WhyIDidntReport makes sense to Indian women raised on izzat and maryada

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".


An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.