VAWM in the News – 25 October 2012

1. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/school-expels-rape-victim-nhrc-serves-notice-to-top-haryana-officials/article4029670.ece

School expels rape victim, NHRC serves notice to top Haryana officials

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Haryana Chief Secretary, the Director of Education and the Fatehabad District Collector, asking them to submit reports within four weeks on media reports that a 13-year-old rape victim and her two sisters were compulsorily given transfer certificates by a school in Khai village. The Commission was acting suo motu .

The victim’s father was reportedly being pressurised by some people to hush up the matter, though the girl was said to have been sexually assaulted for over five months by a person. He was also asked to withdraw his three daughters from the school after authorities told him that they cannot not continue their studies in the school.

2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/oct/24/reginald-davies-sex-abuse?newsfeed=true

Reginald Davies convicted of sex abuse dating back 63 years

An elderly man has been convicted of the rape and sexual abuse of four young girls in south Wales up to 63 years ago, in one of the oldest historic cases of sex offences ever to be prosecuted in this country.

3. http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/bbc-chief-says-sex-abuse-claims-very-grave-283460

BBC chief says sex abuse claims ‘very grave’

The head of Britain’s BBC told hostile lawmakers on Tuesday that allegations of sexual abuse against one of its former stars were a grave matter but denied bosses had tried to cover up one of the biggest crises to hit the publicly funded broadcaster.

“This is a gravely serious matter and one cannot look back at it with anything other than horror,” General Director George Entwistle told lawmakers on parliament’s Culture and Media Committee.

4. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/neighbour-kingpin-behind-bidadi-gang-rape/article4030148.ece

Neighbour kingpin behind Bidadi gang rape

A pre-university dropout, in dire need of money to start a business, has been found to be the kingpin behind the alleged gang rape of three women working as bar tenders in Gandhinagar area. Investigations have revealed that the gang had plans to force the women into prostitution by blackmailing them.

Girish, the dropout, who stayed in the first floor of the same house in Jnanajyothi Layout in Nagadevanahalli in Bidadi where the five women resided, was arrested along with eight others by the Bidadi police on Tuesday.

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One Response to VAWM in the News – 25 October 2012

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