Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicSexual Assault

Topic: Sexual Assault

Kerala court granting bail to Chandran highlights sexism, misogyny within Indian judiciary

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Arrested for ‘child sexual assault’, convicted for child porn: Behind IAS officer’s IT Act case

In 2015, Maharashtra IAS officer Maruti Hari Sawant was arrested for alleged sexual exploitation of 4 minor girls, but court said last week the charges didn’t hold as ‘victims turned hostile’.

4 arrested for ‘drugging, sexually assaulting’ 3 minor girls in Delhi, had plans to ‘sell’ them

Delhi Police’s initial probe reveals a larger trafficking syndicate at play. A fifth accused, who lured the girls to the house where the incident took place, is yet to be arrested.

Rape not ‘ravishment’ — why courts should stop use of this archaic & patriarchal word

Judges across India often use 'ravished' or 'ravishment' as synonym for rape in judgments, despite its 'romantic connotations'. Word also used by a judge while discussing marital rape last month.

Confessions, curses & 5-rupee book: Seedy world of Andhra ‘pastor’ accused of raping followers

Anil Kumar alias Prem Das of Prema Swaroopi Ministries booked for alleged sexual assault, and arrested. His alleged crimes came to light when 28-yr-old woman approached police.

After Reddit post & flood of testimonies, ‘celebrity’ Kerala tattooist held for ‘serial sex abuse’

Multiple women have accused Kochi-based Sujeesh P.S., who runs ‘Inkfected’ tattoo studio in Cheranalloor, of rape and sexual assault. The tattooist’s family calls cases ‘fake’.

Father, son and the Kerala court — Bishop Franco is free, nuns now in a silent ‘fortress’

Kerala’s church community has split into a for-and-against divide.

Inconsistent statements, church rivalry — why Kerala court acquitted ex-Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Mulikkal was accused by a Kerala nun of raping her 13 times between 2014 & 2016, when he was the bishop of the Jalandhar Diocese. Nuns supporting complaint will appeal acquittal.

Gurugram woman, who filed 7 rape cases against 7 men, now held for ‘extortion’

The woman, an English Honours student at DU, was arrested after the mother of one of the men she got booked filed a police complaint against her in Gurugram.

Allahabad HC saying forced oral sex ‘less serious’ shows obsession with brutality in sexual offences

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On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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