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#MeToo wasn’t the first: Women-led movements aren’t new, especially in India

Long before #MeToo swept India, women successfully organised movements to protest issues like moral policing, sexist policies and sexual assault.
Muzaffarpur

Police locate 6 out of 7 girls who fled Bihar shelter home

Sniffer dogs and forensic experts were pressed into service to trace the girls who had fled the home situated around 100 km from Patna.
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Mumbai’s archbishop, who could be next Pope, accused of ignoring sexual abuse complaints

The victim’s father has alleged that though he met the family, Archbishop of Mumbai Cardinal Oswald Gracias took no action in the case.
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Virginity test of brides to be an offence soon in Maharashtra

Certain communities in the state follow a custom whereby a newly-wed woman has to prove that she was virgin prior to the marriage.
CBI is investigating the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case | PTI

‘If a child is sodomised, it isn’t nothing’: SC raps Bihar govt over shelter home case

The Supreme Court pulled up the Bihar government for its 'soft' handling of the shelter home case, and said it favoured a CBI probe instead.
Tinder

Indian women are getting assaulted on Tinder dates and no one knows how to stop it

Most women are reluctant to report matches from dating apps fearing retribution, which leaves the assaulters free to pursue others.
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On extramarital affairs, Flipkart & Walmart had very different points of view

Allegations against Binny Bansal arose just after Flipkart agreed to sell a controlling stake to Walmart.
metoo

It’s time we believed sexual assault survivors because perpetrators rarely say #ItWasMe

Confessions of sexual assault are rare. Are men any more likely to confess to sexual assault since #MeToo?
Asaram Bapu

Rajasthan High Court grants bail to woman co-accused in Asaram sexual assault case

Court said the prosecution failed to establish any direct link and evidence against Sanchita Gupta, who was earlier sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment.
Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Supreme Court associate justice nominee speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.~ Saul Loeb/Pool Bloomberg

The Indian Brett Kavanaugh who cannot be named

It is time Indian judges start cleaning up their own house as they pronounce landmark verdicts every day on gender equality.

On Camera

elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?