Thursday, 19 May, 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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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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