Pendency of 1.6 lakh cases of crime against women and kids: Courts to be set up to fast-track them

Reddy said about 12,609 rape cases were registered under POCSO this year. Of this, charge-sheets have been filed in 6,222 cases while 2,397 cases are under investigation. “The Centre is going to set up fast track courts and a proposal in this regard will be placed before the cabinet in the coming days,” the minister […]

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Crime against women unusually high in state: Tripura HC Chief Justice

Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court Deepak Gupta today praised the governance by the Manik Sarkar government but said the crime against women was “unusually high” in the state. “Governance in the state is good. There is honesty at the helm of affairs. I find good roads, good libraries and good dispensaries even in remote […]

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“Eve-teasing, stalking violate woman’s right to life”

Eve-teasing and stalking violate women’s right to life and liberty and are a menace which makes them feel unsafe, a Delhi court has observed. The court also observed that eve-teasing and stalking are a “ridiculous form of enjoyment for men but physical and mental torture for women”. It said a large percentage of Indian women […]

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Court concerned over rise in cases of crime against women

A Delhi court has expressed concern over increasing cases of crime against women in the city while sending an auto driver to jail for 18 months for molesting and threatening a woman, saying it was a serious matter that females are not safe on roads even from auto drivers. Metropolitan Magistrate Ekta Gauba awarded the […]

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Prof sent to police custody in obscene letter case

A local court sent a professor of the Gujarat University to a one-day police custody here on Friday, in connection with a sexual harassment case, for allegedly writing obscene letters to three of his women colleagues. Sarman Zala (56), who heads the political science department of the Gujarat University, was arrested yesterday for sexually harassing […]

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Indian-American millionaire beats girlfriend 117 times, but ducks jail

Gurbaksh Chahal, India-born CEO of RadiumOne, a Silicon Valley company focusing on real-time advertising across web, mobile and Facebook, has dodged jail time even after beating his girlfriend 117 times. Chahal, 31, pleaded guilty to misdemeanour, domestic violence and battery charges last week, dodging 45 felony counts for the videotaped 30-minute beating of his girlfriend, […]

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Dec 16 gang rape case sentencing Friday

A fast track court, which has convicted four persons in the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder case, on Wednesday fixed September 13 for pronouncing the quantum of sentence to be awarded to them. Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna reserved the order on punishment after hearing arguments of the prosecution, which sought death penalty for the four, and […]

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Law to prevent crime against women soon: Sonia

A law to prevent crime against woman will pass soon in the country according to the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Sonia, who was speaking after the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ghani Khan Choudhury Institute of Engineering and Technology here in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, said the UPA government had taken various […]

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Supreme Court indicates speeding up hearing cases against women

“It will speed up hearing of appeals pending before it in sexual harassment and other cases related to crime against women all these things,” has been indicated by The Supreme Court of India. According to a bench comprising Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and justices J Chelameswar and Vikramjit Sen, “Please wait for a week. I have something […]

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Yet another gang rape in city

In yet another incident of crime against women in the West Bengal capital, a young woman was allegedly gangraped at Chetla in southern part of the city, police said today. The woman was forced to get into a car by a group of men last evening at Chetla and taken to an undisclosed location where […]

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