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Saturday, Jul 11, 2020

Conviction rate

Jun 29, 2020 19:28
There is an imbalance between the fundamental freedoms of citizens and interests of the State read more
Jan 15, 2020 19:10
Every actor – the police, the accused, lawyers, judges, prosecutors – wants to go to trial. Change the incentives read more
Dec 09, 2019 08:14
If an accused dies in police custody, some investigative agency has to check whether the person was killed by the police or not, Sodhi said, adding that according to the guidelines of the Supreme Court, an independent inquiry must be conducted in such... read more
Sep 18, 2019 20:03
The Bettiah and Shahajanpur incidents show how women continue to be unsafe read more
Sep 11, 2019 19:24
Rather than stricter provisions, enforce the current law, be sensitive to victims, and ensure certainty of punishment read more
Aug 04, 2019 19:35
This lack of safety in public spaces is one reason why women are not joining the workforce in greater numbers, why girls drop out of schools, why women cannot enjoy the recreational spaces in urban areas, and why they find taking public transport di... read more
Jun 16, 2019 07:57
Statistics suggest that while there has been an increase in the cases of sexual assault on children, the conviction rate has remained low and the number of people who were out on bail while being tried under Pocso increased. read more
Apr 25, 2019 00:28
While there was some engagement with the issue in 2014, the run up to the 2019 elections has seen a total disengagement with any gender issues regarding safety or rights. read more
Feb 22, 2019 18:15
The world’s largest march of rape survivors seeks to change the way you see victims of rape and sexual assault. read more
Jan 23, 2019 14:29
Merit and not seniority will decide the court in which public prosecutors will appear in Madhya Pradesh, signaling a major shift in the way in which public prosecution is carried out in the state read more
Aug 02, 2018 19:24
The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act might not always result in a conviction, but its presence is required to stave off upper-caste aggression in a country where caste power and brutality is still a grim reality read more
May 31, 2018 07:29
In Part 4 of our series, Let’s Talk About Child Rape, lawyer Indira Jaising writes that law alone cannot end child rape. Rape within the family cannot be policed. Unless our attitudes to children change, child rape will continue. read more
May 10, 2018 23:09
With stricter provisions for grant of bail and prescription of longer jail terms, MCOCA was aimed at dismantling organised crime syndicates and its success in Maharashtra led to the act being extended to Delhi in January 2002. read more
Apr 25, 2018 12:48
Double edged weapon: Sometimes, false allegations of sexual assault are levelled against men for blackmail or revenge, say activists. read more