Sexual Assault
Opinion  /  Published 24.01.22

Kerala’s mixed record in women’s empowerment

Kerala has the country’s best record in most conventional yardsticks of women’s empowerment. Yet, its patriarchal underbelly is now a topic of wide debate. Recently, the Anupama Chandran c...
By M.G. Radhakrishnan

India  /  Published 23.01.22

Actor Dileep, four others to be questioned

Kerala High Court on Saturday permitted the crime branch to question Malayalam actor Dileep and four others for three days from Sunday in a case related to threatening to endanger the lives of police ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 21.01.22

Fallen short: Bishop's acquittal

The law may be constant but its interpretation varies. The acquittal of the former bishop, Franco Mulakkal, by an additional sessions court in Kottayam in the case of a nun’s rape offers such an...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 13.01.22

The system for evaluating judges is opaque

Justice Pushpa V. Ganediwala shot to infamy with two judgments that drastically reduced the scope of ‘sexual assault’ under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. In one, she...
By Arghya Sengupta

India  /  Published 07.11.21

3 held for sexual assault on minor

Three youths have been arrested for allegedly sexually harassing a minor girl in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district. The youth, arrested by Bantwal rural police in two separate cases, have be...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Mangaluru


Sports  /  Published 04.11.21

Tennis star’s sexual assault volley at China leader

Peng Shuai, China’s professional tennis star, has publicly accused a former vice-premier of China of sexual assault, igniting an online firestorm of attention to a #MeToo allegation that for the...
By Steven Lee Myers

India  /  Published 30.09.21

IAF: Banned test on rape survivor

A 28-year old female Air Force officer at the Air Force Administrative College here who was sexually assaulted has levelled serious charges against the IAF authorities, including subjecting her to a b...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Coimbatore

World  /  Published 24.09.21

Aussie ex-principal faces abuse charges

An Australian court ruled on Thursday that a former principal of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish girls’ school must stand trial on charges that she had sexually assaulted students under her care. The d...
By New York Times News Service in Melbourne

Sports  /  Published 17.09.21

Voices pierce veil of silence

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles held back tears on Wednesday as she told lawmakers how the FBI and US gymnastic and Olympic officials failed to stop the sexual abuse that she and hundreds of other athlet...
By Reuters in Washington

India  /  Published 31.08.21

SC junks Asaram Bapu's bail plea

The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed the plea of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, facing varying jail terms including life sentence in sexual assault cases, that his sentence be suspended for few months...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


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