The WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh gave his remark to the wrestlers' five-day ultimatum for the government, demanding action against him. When asked about the immersion of medals by wrestlers, Bhushan said, "It's their stand, what can we do?" He also said the Delhi Police is investigating a case against him and if he is guilty, police will find evidence. Notably, Brij Bhushan is alleged of sexual assault.
In Palghar, a 15-year-old minor girl with special needs was found pregnant in Maharashtra region. As per sources, the girl with intellectual disabilities, was allegedly raped and assaulted, following which a case has been registered and an investigation started. Police have registered a case under Indian Penal Code section 376 (rape) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against an unidentified person
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Rakhi Sawant's husband Adil Khan Durrani has been sent to judicial custody by a Mumbai Court. The Oshiwara Police filed a case against Durrani based on an FIR registered by the Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant. As per sources, Sawant accused Khan of dowry, harassment, performing unnatural sex, financial fraud and torture. The police further said, they have evidence against Adil and started an investigation into the matter.
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James Franco, who stopped acting four years ago after a string of sexual misconduct claims, has returned. Franco will portray one of the main characters in Bille August's post-World War II coming-of-age drama Me, You. Franco will appear beside Tom Hollander, with the shooting commencing from September in Ischia. Five women had accused Franco of sexually exploitative behavior in January 2018, four of them were students at his acting school… read-more
Malayalam actor-producer Vijay Babu will reportedly file a defamation case against the woman who made sexual allegations against him. In a Facebook live on April 27, Babu said that he is a victim who did not do anything wrong. He also said that the woman has made multiple allegations against him since 2018, and he would share all the 400 screenshots of the chat in front of the court.
Delhi police arrested eight women and four men from Kasturba Nagar area, on February 1. As per police, a mother of 3-year-old was beaten and paraded with blackened face. She was also sexually assaulted on January 26. Notably, in November 2021, a 16-year-old committed suicide after being rejected by the victim, also his neighbour. The family of the teen blamed the victim and assaulted her as "revenge attack".
The National Crime Records Bureau on December 15 released the data about criminal cases against women. The data revealed that in 2020, crime against women, including sexual harassment and rape, declined to 3,71,503 from 2019's 4,05,326 cases. Of the total, the nation reported 28,046 rape cases in 2020 and 32,032 cases in 2019. In addition, the highest cases of rapes were reported in Rajasthan (5,310) and Uttar Pradesh (2,769).
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The Supreme court on November 18, set aside Bombay High Court's order that required a person to have “skin-to-skin contact” to be considered sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. Furthermore, the apex court said, the most important thing in convicting sexual offenders under POCSO is "sexual intent". The order came after a case when a child was groped with her clothes on, reports.
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The Goa Sessions Court which recently passed verdict on Journalist Tarun Tejpal rape case is now directed by the Bombay High Court to edit the references in the same judgement. Examining the observations of the victim as 'astonishing,' the Solicitor General regarded the judgement as a "criminal offence" citing that it revealed the identity of the victim. The sessions court exclaimed the victim's behaviour as non-normative.
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Shimla Additional Superintendent of Police, Praveer Kumar Thakur has been suspended from his post for allegedly sexually abusing a woman head constable and passing sexist remarks to female co-workers. Reportedly, the female constable filed a complaint on Praveer for molesting her at his residence after calling her to teach driving lessons for his wife. Meanwhile, transferring the case to CID, the Himachal Police has moved Praveer to police… read-more
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