Tag: Crime

Activists demand Overhauling of SWC

Srinagar, June 16: Slamming out at the J&K Womens’ Commission for showing “zero contribution” towards the crime against women in Kashmir, scores of agitated people including men and women staged protest against the sexual harassment which has observed an abrupt rise from past few months in Kashmir. Read More

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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 cent in 2012 while “eve teasing” cases went down from...

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How much do you know about the Criminal Justice Process?

Lawyers Collective presents a guide for those dealing with sexual violence. An analysis of the data by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) between 2010 – 2012 reveals that the conviction rates for all major crimes against women under the Indian Penal Code have declined. For instance the conviction rate...

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Judge not, Judge be not, Be not a Judge

Some news items appearing over the past six months concerning judges cause concern and alarm. Here are a few. A judge was travelling in a car with revolving red beacon light at the top. When the car stopped at a traffic signal, two young men followed the car tapped the...

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Indira Jaising’s TOI article – Blind to what, Your Honour?

Of all the promises made in the Constitution, the most important are the promises of the ‘right to life’, the ‘right to dignity’, the ‘right to personal liberty’ and the ‘right to bodily integrity and health’. However these promises are yet to be redeemed for women. Rape and other forms...

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