In a campaign to make India rape-free, Residents in Nagaland’s Dimapur are giving free lifts to people who need transportation at night. The idea, which started as a Facebook post by Aneiba Thou, has now turned into a full-fledged campaign as more people have decide to help others. Earlier, Thou had posted he would help anyone "facing problems in transportation at… read-more
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The Home Ministry has directed the states and Union Territories for compulsory registration of FIRs and immediate police action in "crime against women". It instructed to complete the investigation process in two months and warned of stringent actions in case of failure. It also asked states to monitor the cases on Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO) for follow-ups. The ministry recommended SOPs, issued by Bureau of… read-more
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A Panchayat in Jharkhand's Sahibganj instructed a couple to be stripped and paraded around with a garland of shoes for being caught in a compromising position by the villagers. After the Incident's video went viral, the police intervened and rescued the couple. The Panchayat also fined the man of Rs 5 lakh and stated that it is "its duty to protect the traditional systems intact."
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Agnimitra Paul, President, BJP Mahila Morcha West Bengal on September 22, launched a new campaign titled “Ar Noy Mohilader Asuraksha” (no more compromise in women’s safety) to address rising cases of violence against women. Under this campaign, women can register complaints on a toll-free number. Paul informed that Bengal is among the top three… read-more
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A five-year-old was raped and killed allegedly by her minor cousin brother in Jashpur District of Chhattisgarh, on July 24. This incident took place after the girl accompanied her brother to nearby village for grazing livestock. Family launched a search after the girl didn't return home and contacted Bagicha Police Station after which the accused was caught. He has been booked under several Sections of the Indian Penal Code.
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A 26-year-old man identified as Shrikant has been arrested by Vijay Nagar Police, Indore, for allegedly sneaking into girls hostels and PGs at night and tearing their undergarments that were kept inside almirahs. "Different persons were asked to keep a close watch and stroll in localities every night in search of intruder," said Tehzib Qazi, Police in-charge after receiving similar complaints from different localities.
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According to state Director- General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadava, there has been a massive drop of about 20.46% in incidents of crime against women in Haryana during the first six months of 2020. Rape rate has fallen by 18.18% while kidnapping and abduction rates show a reduction of 27.41%. "Covid-19 Lockdown has also contributed to fall of crime against women," he added.
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In a shocking case of brutality in Bangalore, a 78-year-old man beats up and breaks the arm of his 68-year-old wife, over a mere suspicion of her having an affair with the tenant, who is of her son's age. Earlier this year, his wife helped the new tenant cook during the COVID-19 lockdown phase, which in turn led to the man suspecting his wife of infidelity.
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A 19-year-old girl was drugged and raped by Rakesh, her father in Bellandur, Bangalore. It is reported that the girl who visited her father, was given a tablet for cough and cold, which put her to sleep. It was when the victim woke up, that she realised, she was raped by her father. The accused has been arrested after the victim filed a complaint.
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Crime against women in Rajasthan has seen a surge in various categories in May, where it had increased by 123 percent. Out of many crimes, domestic violence saw an alarming rise from 161 in April to 397 in May 2020. Experts said alcohol, lack of privacy, and household chores were some of the main reasons for domestic quarrels.
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