Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicSexual Violence

Topic: Sexual Violence

‘If a girl is alone, she’s not so believable’: Bihar’s mahila thanas are no place for women

Many rape victims in rural Bihar encounter indifference, suspicion, or even further victimisation at police stations. ThePrint traces 2 such cases in opposite ends of the state.

SubscriberWrites: Marital rape cannot be tolerated under the garb of upholding the institution of marriage

The institution of marriage, for whatever it is worth, should not be solely dependent on a woman losing her agency, writes Major Annuradha Phougat (retd).

3.9% Indian women who were ever married reported sexual violence from spouse, 9.7% in Karnataka

Indian law does not recognise marital rape as a crime. Delhi HC is hearing a batch of pleas challenging exception to marital rape under sexual assault laws.

Kerala’s sexual fantasies see a lot of couple ‘swapping’. But one case shows what it really is

Couples interested in 'swap' just turn to Messenger, Telegram, and Twitter DMs to find sexual partners. But in Kerala, it has reached a whole new level.

Here’s why sexual violence by humanitarians and peacekeepers keeps happening

Peacekeeping operations have a long history of predatory sexual culture. And the UN’s database shows that abusers come from all continents.

Supreme Court recognises sexual right of all women. So how is marital rape still legal?

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Rape is born in adolescent minds. But where does it end?

In ‘After I Was Raped’, Urmi Bhattacheryya writes about a 4-year-old girl, two Dalit women, an 8-month-old infant and a young professional and their stories of sexual violence.

No accused-victim compromise, more women judges — AG advises top court on sexual offence cases

In suggestions made to Supreme Court, Attorney General KK Venugopal calls for higher representation of women in judiciary to ensure more empathetic approach to sexual violence cases.

Dalit women often face sexual violence because of, yes, their caste

You will never, ever hear of a Dalit man raping an upper-caste woman. That alone tells you of the power dynamic of caste-based sexual violence.

Why Joe Biden accuser changed her sexual assault story. Holocaust testimonials offer clues

Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer, claimed that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993. Then her story changed.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

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.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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