Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: rape

Don’t misread SC judgment, not all early-age marriages are forced

SC judgment on sex with minor wife should not be interpreted as a tool for parents and community leaders to “tame” rebellious daughters.

After ruling sex with a minor wife as rape, SC needs to examine India’s child abuse law

The clause of the Indian Penal Code that allowed intercourse with married girls between 15 and 18 years was rendered irrelevant by POCSO Act before this decision.

Campus violence: Student handpicked by BHU contradicts ‘official version’

Women students from BHU describe how they were ruthlessly ‘trampled and shoved’ during the 23 September protest, where the police lathi-charged them.

Anyone here been raped and likes sex?

And smokes, drinks and has condoms in her room? Notion that young Indians leading liberated lives are asking for trouble needs revisiting.

‘Wild beast’, ‘no concern for humanity’: What the court said while sentencing Ram Rahim

The court was scathing in its criticism of the godman while sentencing him to 20 years in jail.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh seeks leniency, but gets 20 years in jail

The godman pleaded for mercy with folded hands before the court prior to being sentenced. After being sentenced to jail he complained of uneasiness.

Hours before Ram Rahim’s sentencing, dera stays tense but calm

Unfazed by curfew in Sirsa, a team from ThePrint found the godman’s followers carrying on with their daily routines.

Sirsa on total lockdown; people inside Ram Rahim’s dera told to leave

Police have inputs of about over 5,000 people being ready with petrol bombs, swords and rifles to retaliate in case of a forced evacuation

‘I will purify you’: What the two rape victims testified against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

The ordeal that the two rape victims had gone through at Ram Rahim’s dera as evidenced by court records

Gurmeet Ram Rahim: ‘Messenger of god’ who has a date with law

Uneasy calm in Punjab, Haryana as Dera Sacha Sauda chief tweets his intention of appearing in court for rape verdict

On Camera


Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.