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Woman at Fault: Media failed to see a drunk woman forcefully kissing a cop as sexual harassment

Unwanted sexual advances are unwanted (and therefore harassment), irrespective of the gender of the victim and the assaulter. Unfortunately, we seem to forget that all too often. According to various reports, an inebriated woman from Kolkata allegedly kissed a policeman after she was pulled over for getting into an accident. Police said …

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 Women groups: Dowry Law raises concern

Hyderabad: Family welfare committees must not lack tooth, say lawyers and counsellors following the Supreme Court judgement of Thursday, which requires all cases reported under Section 498A of the dowry prohibition Act to be referred to welfare committees which would look into the merit of each case before arrests are made. …

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Jaipur and its All-Women Police Squad

All-women police units are shaking up the male-dominated force in Jaipur, hitting the streets to combat sex crimes and a pervasive culture of silence around rape. One such squad in Jaipur has been patrolling bus stops, colleges and parks where women are vulnerable to sexual harassment.  “The message we want …

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Karnataka: Dalit girl forced to become a Devadasi by parents

The police have arrested the parents of a ten-year-old girl and the priest of a local temple in Chittapur taluk for allegedly forcing her to become a Devadasi. The Dalit girl, who was forced to become a Devadasi five years ago, was rescued recently by the officials of District Child …

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Hyderabad: Army men allegedly asked Quamar Begum to remove her veil and assaulted her brother

Ms. Quamar Begum, a resident of Siddique Nagar, First Lancers was passing through Military area of Mehdipatnam along with her brother, Abdul Nabi and other relatives after getting her son examined in the hospital. She was stopped and asked to produce gate pass which she did not have. She was …

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New Delhi: Speech therapist rapes 5-yr-old girl

A 30-year-old speech therapist has been arrested for allegedly raping a five-year-old patient in an institute in Rohini, police said today. The accused was arrested yesterday on the complaint of the girl’s mother, they said. The incident came to the fore on Friday after the child tried to narrate her …

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Woman files rape case against BJP leader for kissing her in a woman in moving bus

The woman has filed a case of rape against the BJP functionary, identified as Ravindra Bawanthale, in question. According to reports, the alleged incident took place in bus in Chandrapur area of Gadchiroli district. In the video, obtained from the CCTV cameras installed inside the bus, Bawanthale can be seen forcing upon …

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London: Hate Crime against Muslim woman, 56 year old jailed

A 56-year-old man has been jailed for over a year for ripping off a Muslim woman’s niqab or the full-face veil during an expletive-ridden racist assault at a shopping centre in the UK following the divisive Brexit vote. Peter Scotter, 56, of Sunderland, shouted “You are in our country now” when he attacked …

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U.S. Visas denied to Afghanistan’s All-Girl Robotics Team

It’s not easy to get robotics equipment through customs in Afghanistan, but that didn’t deter this plucky bunch. For months, a team of six teenage girls has been scrambling to build a ball-sorting robot that will compete in an international competition. Other teams received their raw materials in March. But …

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