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Protesting students say police, civic agency removed braveheart memorials

On the first anniversary of the brutal gang rape that took place on December 16 last year, a group of students got together at Jantar Mantar on Friday to 'build' what they called a 'Damini Chowk' as a token of remembrance.

Toddler, woman raped in Delhi

On the first anniversary of the December 16 gang rape case, two cases of rapes surfaced -- a one-and-a-half year old girl was sexually assaulted by a neighbour and the other os a 19-year-old girl raped in northeast Delhi.

Delhi gang-rape a matter of shame: Jaitley

Terming the December 16 gang-rape case as a matter of shame, Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley on Monday said the protests against it was a silver lining because there was a guilt within the society that led to such largescale protests against the incident.

Every time I step out of my house, I am reminded of her

I was prepared for the news – like the other journalists on my beat, the doctors at New Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital and many others whose lives had knowingly or unknowingly got intertwined with that of the 23-year-old fighting for her life. It was just a matter of time. Rhythma Kaul writes.

'Society has to learn to treat rape victims with respect'

The protests following the most inhuman crime on the fateful night of December 16 last year which snatched away the life of a young girl who had a bright career ahead of her and from whom her parents had high expectations, gave an impression that a lot would change for the betterment of women.

A year after December 16: more rapes, biased courts

There is little empirical evidence to establish what has really changed in the past one year. But what is clear is that violence against women continues to increase, be it cases of kidnapping, molestation, trafficking or rape. Full Coverage | How the dreadful night unfolded

A rape victim’s trauma doesn’t end with crime

Right from making rounds of the police station and court rooms to dealing with the social stigma attached to it, a victim of sexual assault has to withstand a lot.

'Rape cases can easily conclude in two months'

Overnight, women's safety became 'the issue'. The investigation into the 16/12 gang-rape case was handled swiftly by the Delhi Police, which relied heavily on forensic and medical evidence.

Justice served, but our life remains empty, say Delhi braveheart's parents

A year has passed since their daughter was fatally gangraped by six men inside a moving bus in Delhi, but the family is yet to find closure. "Death to all - these were the three words we lived to hear," says the father. HT Blog: Every time I step out of my house, I am reminded of her | Full Coverage: December 16, a year later

153-yr-old IPC now recognises stalking, voyeurism as crimes

The nationwide outrage over the December 16 gang rape forced the government to make sweeping changes in the outdated criminal laws dealing with heinous crimes against women.

Delhi’s poor planning, crippling infrastructure fails women

Poorly-lit stretches, little space on pavements, isolated subways and unsafe public parks contribute to the perpetual feeling of fear and uncertainty among the Delhi’s women.

Delhi gang-rape: Fate of four death convicts to be decided soon

Three months after a Delhi fast-track court awarded the death penalty to four convicts in the December 16 gang rape-cum-murder case, their fate still hangs in balance as the Delhi high court is yet to take a final call on their appeals.

Delhi gang-rape: One year on, safety fund yet to take off completely

Finance minister P Chidambram in his budget speech had announced setting up of a Rs. 1,000 crore Nirbhaya Fund to be used to put in place infrastructure for better safety of women. The plans included putting up GPS system in transport systems and dedicated call centers for women safety.

Women safety a concern on DU campuses

A survey conducted by Parivartan, the gender forum of Kirori Mal College earlier this year, found out that around 70% of women between the ages of 19 and 25 felt unsafe in North Campus despite the heavy police presence.

Delhi gang-rape: Last-mile connectivity remains problematic

Had there been a proper public transport system in place, the 23-year-old physiotherapy student, who became a victim of gang rape and eventually succumbed to her injuries last year, would have been a practising paramedic today.
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