Category Archives: News

Abnormally high levels of sexual harassment for women at work places in UP

NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s clarion call for rape accused to be saved from the gallows, based on the premise that boys are boys and mistakes happen, is possibly an attempt to gloss over a little-know fact

HC notice to govt, police commissioner

The Punjab and Haryana high court has issued notice to Punjab government, principal secretary (home), police commissioner and principal of DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology (DAVIET) following a petition filed by an assistant professor of the institute over sexual harassment complaint

Only 24% rape cases led to conviction in 2012, says CJI

Only 24 per cent of trials in rape cases in the country in 2012 ended in conviction, down from 26.6 per cent in 2010. The conviction rate for molestation cases went from 29.7 per cent in 2010 to 24 per

Handbook for rape survivors

NEW DELHI: What actions constitute rape? If you are a rape survivor what happens during medical exam? Is the two finger test legal? What information should your FIR on sexual assault contain? Can you afford to delay it? Can you

Chief Justice of India concerned at declining conviction rate in rape cases

Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Monday expressed unhappiness on the declining of conviction rate in rape cases and emphasized that women judicial officials can play a major role in conducting trial in such cases. Read More

Make people aware of consequences of violation of law: CJI

People should be made aware of the consequences of violation of  law, Chief  Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam today said and asked media to convey the decisions of the judiciary to them so that there was less infringement. Read More

No safe havens for victims of domestic violence

New Delhi: She married him at 14. It was a love marriage. Within two years, she was pregnant. She didn’t know she was marrying an alcoholic. And that her 18-year-old husband would spend all the money he earned on drinking and

‘Devise measures over sexual harassment complaints against ex-judges’:SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court was on Wednesday told that allegations of sexual harassment against retired judges of the court and that of high courts who were holding positions in tribunals may be inquired under provisions similar to the law