Published: 8 Aug India: six guilty of child rape and murder that outraged nation. Eight-year-old girl was drugged, held captive, sexually assaulted and beaten to death.
Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India. India has been characterised as one of the "countries with the lowest per capita rates of rape". According to NCRB statistics, Madhya Pradesh has the highest raw number of rape reports among Indian states,  while Jodhpur in Rajasthan has the highest per capita rate of rape reports in cities followed by Delhithe capital city.
February 21, Blog. Sexual violence survivors and their friends and family have been making headlines across India since December, when about 5, of them began a 6,mile journey across 24 states. A recent report estimated that 99 percent of rape and sexual assault cases in India go unreported.
Give Assured. Her father worked as a carpenter and a daily wage labourer to sustain them. But no matter how much he toiled, he could never earn enough to take care of the family of eight. When Sheela was 15, she was kidnapped.
India is no stranger to the problem of sexual assault. The country has time and again confronted heightened incidents of rape with public outcries, rallies and protestscalling for an end to the rampant misogyny that makes men believe they are entitled to the bodies of women and girls. But none of these rules apply on Holi, the Hindu festival that marks the onset of spring and the victory of good over evil.
Jump to navigation. Postponed in amidst the outrage following the Nirbhaya rape case, the issue of making sexual offences gender neutral was once again brought before Parliament on Friday. Senior lawyer and Parliamentarian KTS Tulsi introduced a private members bill before the Rajya Sabha to introduce amendments in the criminal laws to make sexual offences gender neutral.
The case is one of a string of brutal rapes to attract widespread media attention in a country where sexual violence against women and girls is commonplace. Shocking though that is, the actual number of attacks is far higher, with a government survey finding that Even in cases that do that make it into the criminal court system, justice for victims is often hard to obtain.
Outrage increased after police said the footage was part of wider plot by a group of men to befriend college students on social media, meet them to commit sexual assaults, and then use the video footage to blackmail victims. We fear that cases like this will result in restrictions being imposed again on girls. The number of crimes against women reported to police in India rose by 83 percent from toaccording to government data, which showed that four rape complaints were reported every hour in Four men in Pollachi were arrested after a year-old woman lodged a complaint, the Tamil Nadu police wrote in a report to the government on Wednesday.
Rapes have become the new normal in my country. Girls and women are getting raped left, right and centre. Even the highly regarded Tata Institute of Social Sciences, in Mumbai, has reported the abuse of minors and women.
NEW DELHI, Feb 26 IPS - In an historic first, thousands of people participated in a 10,kilometre long Dignity March across India to raise awareness about sexual violence, bring an end to stigma faced by survivors, and highlight the barriers women and children face in accessing justice. Covering districts in 24 states, the March began in Mumbai on December 20 and ended on Feb 22, with around gathering at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi, a ground famous for hosting protests and political rallies. On this warm February afternoon, they were present for a momentous gathering of sexual assault survivors, many of whom had travelled across India to attend.