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Crime Against Women

NCW Summons Hairstylist Jawed Habib For ‘Spitting’ On Woman’s Head

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

NCW (National Commission for Women) also asked Uttar Pradesh police to probe the veracity of a purported video, which shows hairstylist Jawed Habib spitting on the woman's head while styling her hair.

Bulli Bai App: Mumbai Cyber Police Detain Woman From Uttarakhand, Engineering Student Held In Bengaluru

Jan 04, 2022 PTI

The Bulli Bai application was auctioning photos of Indian Muslim Women online. Police have detained a woman from Uttarakhand and a 21 year old engineering student from Bangalore in connection with the case.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Speaks Against 'Bulli Bai' App, Calls It 'Communal Conspiracy Against India's Composite Culture'

Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the 'Bulli Bai' application (which is auctioning photos of Indian Muslim women) is a communal conspiracy against India's composite culture and it won't succeed.

Bulli Bai App Auctioning Muslim Women's Photos Invites NCW's Attention, Expedited Action Sought

Jan 03, 2022 PTI

Photos of Muslim women are being auctioned on an application named Bulli Bai. National Commission for Women has written to the Delhi Police to expedite its action against the app.

Rape Cases On Rise In Himachal Pradesh; Culprits Mostly Close Relations: Official Records

Himachal Pradesh is witnessing a steady increase in rape cases according to the state’s crime statistics of 2021.

28 December, 2021

NCW Chairperson Seeks Withdrawal Of JNU's 'Misogynist' Circular On Sexual Harassment


Girls are 'suppose to know how to draw a tangible line between them and their male friends,' said the circular issued by Jawaharlal Nehru University's Internal Complaints Committee.

27 December, 2021

Noida Police Welcomes Civilian Inputs To Create A Safe Space For Women

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Police Commissioner Alok Singh has issued instructions to launch a campaign for women safety, keeping in mind the winter season when the days are shorter, according to an official spokesperson.

16 December, 2021

Sex Scandal: Goa Minister Milind Naik Resigns, CM Assures Fair Probe


Milind Naik, the Urban Development minister of Goa has resigned following his name being brought up by Congress in a sexual exploitation case. CM Pramod Sawant has ensured a 'free and fair probe' in the case.

25 November, 2021

Dowry Case: Man Sentenced To Life For Killing Wife, In-Laws Jailed For 3 Years

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The convict Raju killed his wife by slitting her throat for not bringing enough dowry. It was brought up in the Muzaffarnagar court that the Raju's parents accompanied him in carrying out the crime. Raju has been imprisoned for life.

18 November, 2021

Prevented Public Hanging, POCSO Skin To Skin Judgement Quashed: 2 Times Attorney General Challenged HC Orders

Priyam Shukla

POCSO Skin to Skin Contact Case: This is the second time when an Attorney General of India has appealed on the criminal side of a High Court judgement. AG prevented a public execution in 1986 before this.

18 November, 2021

Supreme Court Quashes Controversial Skin To Skin Contact Judgement

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Supreme Court quashed a Bombay High Court judgement which acquitted a man under the POCSO Act saying groping a minor's breast without 'skin to skin contact' cannot be termed as sexual assault.


17 November, 2021

Hyderabad Man Faked Being CID Officer, Sent Obscene Messages To Woman, Arrested

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A man from Hyderabad who introduced himself as a CID official, asked the victim to make nude video calls and threatened to upload her morphed photos on social media if she failed to oblige.

04 November, 2021

Sexual Harassment Trial Of Prince Andrew Likely To Begin In Winters Of 2022

Associated Press (AP)

Virginia Giuffre, who says sexually harassed by Prince Andrew when she was 17 with the assistance of convict Jeffrey Epstein, has been accused of seeking 'another payday' at Andrew's expense by his lawyers.

22 October, 2021

Three Boys Kill 6-Year-Old Girl In Assam For Refusing To Watch Porn, Arrested

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3 boys from Assam have been arrested by the police for murdering a 6-year old girl who refused to watch porn videos, Assam Police informed.

13 October, 2021

Kerala Man Who Killed His Wife Using Snake Gets Life Imprisonment

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Sooraj S Kumar, the husband of Uthra, his then 25 year old wife, was awarded life imprisonment by a Kerala Sessions court on Wednesday. Judge VI Manoj M termed this as a 'rarest of the rare' case.

11 October, 2021

Man Booked For Abandoning 10-Month Old Son Now Charged With Murder Of Live-In Partner

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Sachin Dikshit had left his son near a cowshed in Gujarat on Friday night and was fleeing to UP via Rajasthan when the police managed to nab him in Kota on Saturday and brought him back: Police informed.

11 October, 2021

UK Police Won't Take Further Action In Prince Andrew's Sexual Assault Of Minor Case

Associated Press (AP)

Virginia Giuffre, sued Queen Elizabeth's second son, Prince Andrew. She claimed that she was trafficked by convict Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with Andrew in London when she was 17 and a minor under US Law.


06 October, 2021

Delhi Court Refuses Bail To Man Accused Of Raping And Forcibly Getting Woman Undergo Abortion

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The woman does not forsake her other rights, including reproductive rights either when she enters into a sexual relationship with a partner, said the court.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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