VAWM in the news – October 10 2012

 

1. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/09/stop-sexual-harassment-public-transportation

How to stop sexual harassment on public transportation

 New York is a leader in the legislative fight against sexual harassment in the subways, and its newest proposition is a law that aims to upgrade unwanted sexual contact from a misdemeanor to a felony. The escalation also turns “sexually motivated touching” into a sex crime with the possibility of jail time. I applaud lawmakers’ effort to address this critical issue, but I am not convinced that harsher punishments for sexual harassment on the subway will yield the desired effect.

Girl accuses doctor, two others of rape
PATNA: A 25-year-old girl, missing since September 26 and found unconscious nearDanapur railway station on Tuesday morning accused one doctor and two of his associates of raping her.Police admitted her to the Danapur railway hospital. SP (City) Jayant Kant said, “The girl alleged that the doctor forced her into an illicit relation many times. Police is investigating the matter. No arrest has been made so far.” 3. http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Where-rapists-roam-free/Article1-942211.aspx
Where rapists roam free
From castration to death sentence for rapes, India has debated steps to check rapists but done little to prevent the crime – the fastest growing among all violent offences in this country of 1.2 billion people.The chances of an Indian woman being raped have nearly doubled over the past two decades, but the probability of conviction has declined by a third, according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)

The making of a violent rapist

Kader Khan, 30, is a rich, young businessman who dabbled in film financing and was frequently spotted at Kolkata nightclubs with his model-turned-starlet girlfriend who had been with him for almost four years. Life was harder for Pardeep Valmiki, 22. The son of Dalit farm labourers in rural Haryana, Valmiki struggled to pass his Class 12 exams. He lives off his parents, and spends all his time biking with friends. The two men, who come from different ends of the social and economic spectrum, stand accused of the same crime: gang-rape.

Khan is accused of raping a mother of two at gunpoint in a moving car in Kolkata’s upmarket Park Street.

Valmiki forced a 16-year-old Dalit girl into his house and raped her for an hour with his friend, while his sister-in-law and another friend stood guard. The traumatised victim set herself on fire and killed herself. What were they thinking?

5. http://www.timesnow.tv/2-more-rape-incidents-reported-in-Haryana/articleshow/4412190.cms

Two more rape incidents reported in Haryana

A minor girl was allegedly abducted and raped by one of her relatives in Panipat while another incident of molestation was reported from Ambala in which a widow was raped by her acquaintance, police said today.

According to a complaint lodged by the 30-year-old victim, Rajinder, who is an acquaintance of her late husband, brought her to Ambala on the pretext of showing her some plot, where he offered her juice laced with sedatives, they said.

After she became unconscious, the accused raped her and filmed the crime and even threatened her with dire consequences if she informed anyone about the incident. However, she approached the police after which the case was registered against the accused, who was yet to be nabbed.

6. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/284327/man-accused-rape-case-let.html

Man accused in rape case let off

A man facing trial for allegedly raping his tenant’s wife has been acquitted by a Delhi court after the woman deposed that she was in love with him and had consensual sex with him.

Additional sessions judge Ajay Kumar Jain let off Imran from the charges of rape, also relying on the medical report, which stated that the woman had not been raped.

7. http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/India-shamed-Chances-of-woman-being-raped-doubled-in-past-20-years/Article1-942211.aspx

India shamed: Chances of woman being raped doubled in past 20 years

 From castration to death sentence for rapes, India has debated steps to check rapists but done little to prevent the crime – the fastest growing among all violent offences in this country of 1.2 billion people.

The chances of an Indian woman being raped have nearly doubled over the past two decades, but the probability of conviction has declined by a third, according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

 

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