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According to a 21-year-old woman’s father, the arrested accused abducted her and raped her multiple times.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Man held after Odisha family alleges ‘love jihad’: Police

By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 06:30 AM IST
The incident comes in the backdrop of a raging debate over “love jihad”, a term used by right-wing activists to describe marital relationships between Muslim men and Hindu women, though the courts and the Union government do not officially recognise the term.
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One person among the total seven booked in the case is yet to be arrested.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
One person among the total seven booked in the case is yet to be arrested.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

6 members of caste panchayat held for boycotting family

By Shalaka Shinde | Pune, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 03:21 PM IST
The jaat panchayat tried to get themselves involved in an issue related to the property that belonged to the complainant’s father
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The promulgation of the ordinance comes a month after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath vowed to end “love jihad”, a term the Hindu right uses to describe marital relationships between Muslim men and Hindu women.(PTI)
The promulgation of the ordinance comes a month after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath vowed to end “love jihad”, a term the Hindu right uses to describe marital relationships between Muslim men and Hindu women.(PTI)

UP Police file first FIR under ordinance against forced religious conversions

By Rohit K Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 10:53 AM IST
Officials said the complainant, a resident of Bareilly, alleged that a Muslim man has been troubling his daughter for the past few months and that he has been putting pressure on her to convert to Islam.
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Bombay high court.(HT Archive)
Bombay high court.(HT Archive)

Fatal injury not a must to invoke attempt to murder charge: Bombay high court

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 11:22 AM IST
Police claimed that Bhikaji was prosecuted for killing Sachin and Samir’s father, and the brothers were perturbed by Bhikaji’s acquittal, and therefore they assaulted him. Their lawyer argued the men did not intend to kill him
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Boy jumps off 4th floor house in Delhi’s Chirag Dilli after failing to pay for neighbour’s damaged iPhone

By Karn Pratap Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 03:14 PM IST
The neighbour had allegedly confined the father and son wrongfully and also asked the teenager to work as a “servant” to compensate for the damage
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The crime came to light on Saturday, when one of the rape survivors narrated her ordeal to a family member.(HT photo)
The crime came to light on Saturday, when one of the rape survivors narrated her ordeal to a family member.(HT photo)

Chhattisgarh: 65-year-old arrested on charges of molesting five minors

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 02:04 PM IST
The man was booked under Sections 375 (rape) and 354A (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, and sent to judicial custody on Sunday.
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Justice Prithviraj Chavan was hearing an appeal filed by a 41-year-old businessman Vikas Sachdev, convicted for molesting the former actor on board a domestic flight in December 2017. Image for representation purpose.(HT File Photo)
Justice Prithviraj Chavan was hearing an appeal filed by a 41-year-old businessman Vikas Sachdev, convicted for molesting the former actor on board a domestic flight in December 2017. Image for representation purpose.(HT File Photo)

Woman knows a man’s intention when he touches her, says Bombay High Court

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 07:21 PM IST
The Bombay High Court made this statement while suspending the sentence of a convict in the case of molestation of a former actor.
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Kolkata police on Friday filed a charge-sheet in court against five men who were arrested a week ago for raping a 12-year-old girl.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Kolkata police on Friday filed a charge-sheet in court against five men who were arrested a week ago for raping a 12-year-old girl.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Charge-sheet filed against five Kolkata men for allegedly raping 12-yr-old

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 08:54 PM IST
All five were charged under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Indian Penal Code (IPC). Four of the accused are aged between 20 and 25 years.
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Posters in support of Akash Vijayvargiya, son of party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, were seen at various spots in Indore.(ANI/Twitter)
Posters in support of Akash Vijayvargiya, son of party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, were seen at various spots in Indore.(ANI/Twitter)

Posters ‘saluting’ BJP’s Akash Vijayvargiya crop up in Indore

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 06:14 PM IST
The posters had a photograph of Akash Vijayvargiya with “Salute Akash ji” written on them and some even had the Bharatiya Janata Party’s flag next to them.
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Police found that she was sexually exploited. Police said her relatives later reportedly admitted that though she was prescribed medicine by a local doctor they refused it to her.(AP)
Police found that she was sexually exploited. Police said her relatives later reportedly admitted that though she was prescribed medicine by a local doctor they refused it to her.(AP)

3 held after black magic claims life of 16-year-old girl in Kerala

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 10:20 PM IST
Police said she used to have recurring bouts of fever and one of her relatives advised black magic in Tirunelveli for “permanent cure”.
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A physical education teacher was on the run after he was on Tuesday booked for allegedly sexually harassing a 13-year-old visually-impaired girl in a classroom of a special school.(AP File Photo)
A physical education teacher was on the run after he was on Tuesday booked for allegedly sexually harassing a 13-year-old visually-impaired girl in a classroom of a special school.(AP File Photo)

Ludhiana teacher caught on camera molesting visually challenged teen: Cops

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 08:07 AM IST
The accused had kept his chair near the girl’s desk. The girl initially ignored the teacher, but when he touched her inappropriately again on April 23 and 24, she informed her parents. The parents took up the matter with the school management.
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Members and supporters of the LGBT community at a Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi.(HT/File Photo)
Members and supporters of the LGBT community at a Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi.(HT/File Photo)

Chef, activist, hotelier, researcher: Meet 6 petitioners who championed decriminalising Section 377

By Dhrubo Jyoti | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 01:38 PM IST
Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalises homosexuality.
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The victims had a past personal enmity with the accused.(HT FILE)
The victims had a past personal enmity with the accused.(HT FILE)

3 stab 45-year-old rickshaw driver to death in Mumbai

By Jayprakash Naidu | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 12:52 AM IST
The three men had a fight with the victim regarding some differences pertaining to the rickshaw union.
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LGBT rights activists participate in candle march protest in New Delhi. A Supreme Court ruling in 2013 reversed a 2009 judgment of the Delhi high court that said that Section 377 was unconstitutional as it criminalized consenting same-sex desiring adults.(HT File Photo)
LGBT rights activists participate in candle march protest in New Delhi. A Supreme Court ruling in 2013 reversed a 2009 judgment of the Delhi high court that said that Section 377 was unconstitutional as it criminalized consenting same-sex desiring adults.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court to begin hearing pleas challenging gay sex law today

By Dhamini Ratnam | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 08:10 AM IST
A five-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra will hear a clutch of petitions by 35 individuals challenging Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code on Tuesday.
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Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader Munendra Singh arrested in Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh for allegedly assaulting a woman police officer.(Representative Image/Himanshu Vyas\ Hindustan times)
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader Munendra Singh arrested in Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh for allegedly assaulting a woman police officer.(Representative Image/Himanshu Vyas\ Hindustan times)

BJP youth leader arrested for allegedly assaulting woman police officer in MP

By Anupam Pateriya | Hindustan Times, Sagar
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 06:27 PM IST
The incident happened when Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s town unit president Munendra Singh and his friend, who were on a motorcycle, were stopped by Lidhora police station officer during a checking of vehicles.
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A case has been lodged against the truck driver under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicle Act.(HT FILE)
A case has been lodged against the truck driver under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicle Act.(HT FILE)

19-yr-old dies after speeding truck hits vehicle in Thane, 1 hurt

By Arvind Walmiki | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 01:00 AM IST
The driver of the speeding truck lost control and hit the two-wheeler from behind and fled the spot
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An argument over a hike in parking fees cost the theatre manager his life.(Shutterstock)
An argument over a hike in parking fees cost the theatre manager his life.(Shutterstock)

Theatre manager dies after being beaten by customer over parking fee in Telangana

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2018 02:28 PM IST
The manager was a cardiac patient and could not withstand beating at the hands of a drunk and furious customer.
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An old PIL challenged the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act of 2013, in which a penal provision -- minimum of seven years of jail term -- for a rape convict was included and the court’s discretion to award less than that was taken away.
An old PIL challenged the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act of 2013, in which a penal provision -- minimum of seven years of jail term -- for a rape convict was included and the court’s discretion to award less than that was taken away.

Does research show death penalty deters rapes, asks HC about ordinance

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 08:47 PM IST
The high court said the government was “not even looking at the root cause” or “educating people” as the offenders are often found to be below the age of 18 years and in majority of the cases, the perpetrator is someone from the family or known to them.
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The student was reportedly asked to call his parents after being caught cheating, and took the extreme step fearing a scolding.(HT/Photo for representation)
The student was reportedly asked to call his parents after being caught cheating, and took the extreme step fearing a scolding.(HT/Photo for representation)

Student jumps off building after caught ‘copying’ in exam, dies day after

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Aurangabad
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 06:44 PM IST
Police have booked the principal and a teacher of MIT Nursing College in Aurangabad, Maharashtra based on father’s complaint.
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The four were booked under provisions of the SCs/STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, IT Act and IPC.(Reuters/Photo for representation)
The four were booked under provisions of the SCs/STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, IT Act and IPC.(Reuters/Photo for representation)

Four booked in UP for derogatory Facebook post against Ambedkar

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Ballia
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 01:02 PM IST
The accused also reportedly assaulted a Dalit youth.
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