Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicSexual offences

Topic: Sexual offences

‘Bura na maano’, but Holi is a great chance to teach children about consent

Bura na maano Holi hai’ is the defensive phrase used by adults for their children violating consent of passersby, usually women. But kids must be told better.

UK ex-politician & India critic Lord Nazir Ahmed found guilty of child sex offences

Lord Nazir Ahmed, convicted of sexually assaulting 2 minors in 1970s, resigned from House of Lords in 2020, before he could be expelled following a report in another sexual exploitation case.

No rakhis, suggesting marriage, discussing victim’s dress: New SC guide on sexual offence cases

Supreme Court has issued new guidelines for all courts to adhere to while passing bail orders in cases involving crimes against women. Also lists phrases that should be avoided.

65% death sentences by trial courts in 2020 involved sexual offences, study reveals

Research by Project 39A reveals that death penalties in trial courts, related to sexual offence cases, have been rising for the past five years. It has been the highest in 2020.

Only 2 woman judges in SC and 82 of 1,079 judges in HCs — judiciary has a gender problem

In a submission to SC Wednesday, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal noted that more woman judges were needed to avoid insensitivity in hearings of sexual offence cases.

What’s chemical castration — the punishment Pakistan plans to introduce for sex crimes

Chemical castration uses chemicals to reduce a man's libido by lowering testosterone — the predominant sex hormone in males.

Supreme Court seeks AG’s views on bail conditions for sexual offences as plea flags HC order

SC bench was hearing a petition against an order by Madhya Pradesh HC that asked an alleged molester to get a rakhi tied by the complainant as a bail condition.

Supreme Court wants Centre’s reply on plea seeking guidelines in cases of sexual offence

The petition said there have been instances where the falsely implicated have committed suicide.

Rajya Sabha passes POCSO amendment bill, includes death penalty for child sexual assault

The POCSO amendment bill which provides for fines and imprisonment to curb child pornography will now be sent to the Lok Sabha.

Govt approves amendments to POCSO Act with stringent measures to check child porn

Children should be protected from sexual offences and the Cabinet has approved amendments to various sections of the POCSO Act, said union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

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.