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Schoolchildren participating in an awareness campaign against child sex abuse

5-year-old girl wasn’t ravished, says Mumbai court which disposed of sexual assault case

The court acquitted two accused, including a French national, saying that evidence of the victim is unreliable.
Representational image | Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

#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.
File photo of Cardinal Oswald Gracias | Commons

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.
Kalyan Krishnamurthy | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

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.

On Camera

2019 result

What can we expect from Narendra Modi in his second term?

The BJP-led NDA is set to come back to power as Narendra Modi’s party registers a landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.