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The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, allows abortion up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.(Reuters File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh high court allows rape survivor to terminate pregnancy

By Monika Pandey | Hindustan Times, Jabalpur/Bhopal
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 03:25 PM IST
The woman, hailing from Khandwa, stated in her petition that she had sexual intercourse with a youth on March 30 after he allegedly promised to wed her. He later abandoned her.
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People hold placards as they participate in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao.(REUTERS Representative Photo)
People hold placards as they participate in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao.(REUTERS Representative Photo)

Scheme for providing interim relief to rape survivors lost in obscurity

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 07:52 AM IST
The women are provided financial assistance along with other support services that are essential for recovering from physical harm and emotional trauma.
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Protesters hold placards during demonstration over crimes against women and children.(Waseem Andrabi/HT File Photo)
Protesters hold placards during demonstration over crimes against women and children.(Waseem Andrabi/HT File Photo)

He was my favourite bhaiya, a rape survivor recounts her ordeal

By Anonymous | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 08:34 PM IST
A rape survivor says her incarceration will last longer than her rapist’s. She was raped when she was 14 and was told by her parents to stay away from her home after she gave birth to a child.
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The mother of the 16-year-old raped by Asaram recounts a journey in which her daughter has now become her hero.(Illustration: Animesh Debnath)
The mother of the 16-year-old raped by Asaram recounts a journey in which her daughter has now become her hero.(Illustration: Animesh Debnath)

Let’s talk about child rape | My daughter was raped by our ‘god’, says mother of rape survivor in Asaram case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 07:14 AM IST
In part two of our series, Let’s Talk About Child Rape, the mother of the 16-year-old raped by Asaram recounts a journey in which her daughter has now become her hero.
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he survivor had said she believed two to three men had raped her on May 6.(HT Photo)
he survivor had said she believed two to three men had raped her on May 6.(HT Photo)

Blind rape survivor in Delhi loses hope, wants to withdraw police case

By Anvit Srivastava and Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 08:47 AM IST
The survivor said that after her uncle’s death, she did not want to continue the legal battle as the family does not have the resources to meet their basic needs. The girl was gagged and raped by two-three men on May 4 in Delhi’s Karol Bagh.
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Representative photo of a dead body.(Shutterstock)
Representative photo of a dead body.(Shutterstock)

Traumatised by rape of blind niece, Delhi man ends life

By Shiv Sunny and Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 11:41 PM IST
Two weeks after a 20-year-old blind woman was allegedly raped in a shanty in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh, her uncle was found hanging from a tree outside her home
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A woman in Kochi holds a placard denouncing the rise in sexual crimes against women across the country.(REUTERS File)
A woman in Kochi holds a placard denouncing the rise in sexual crimes against women across the country.(REUTERS File)

‘Rape victim’, villagers throw tomatoes at UP minister Dara Singh Chauhan’s house

By Pawan Dixit | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 01:10 PM IST
The agitators were protesting lack of police action against a panchayat head who has been charged with rape and murder. They also accused the minister of stalling the investigation in the case.
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The CBI has so far arrested eight people, including the BJP MLA from Unnao’s Bangarmau assembly seat Kuldeep Singh Sengar, his brother Atul Singh Sengar and their five aides, including a woman Shashi Singh.(HT File)
The CBI has so far arrested eight people, including the BJP MLA from Unnao’s Bangarmau assembly seat Kuldeep Singh Sengar, his brother Atul Singh Sengar and their five aides, including a woman Shashi Singh.(HT File)

Unnao murder case: Now, CBI arrests another person

By Rohit K Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2018 11:22 AM IST
A senior CBI official said the accused Shashi Pratap Singh was arrested after the agency came to know that he was the person with whom the girl’s father first had a confrontation, after which he was attacked allegedly by the BJP MLA’s brother and his goons.
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The culprit raped his nieces between 2012 and 2014.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)
The culprit raped his nieces between 2012 and 2014.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)

Man gets life for raping minor nieces for 2 years

By Ram Parmar | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2018 12:08 AM IST
The culprit also made his 14-year-old niece undergo abortion
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Anubhav Sinha.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Anubhav Sinha.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

Change in male mindset need of the hour, says Anubhav Sinha

By Deep Saxena | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2018 01:22 PM IST
Parents need to groom and educate their sons to check heinous crime of rape, said charismatic director Anubhav Sinha at the HT Woman Awards function on Sunday.
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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath with awardees at the HT Woman Award function in Lucknow on Sunday.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath with awardees at the HT Woman Award function in Lucknow on Sunday.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

Why should we be made to cover our faces, asks rape survivor at HT Woman Awards

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2018 11:41 PM IST
Women who featured at the HT Woman Awards, each urging people to demolish conventional practices that seek to put women
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During her deposition, the survivor refused to support the prosecution’s case.(Representational photo)
During her deposition, the survivor refused to support the prosecution’s case.(Representational photo)

Public prosecutor seeks probe against Mumbai woman cop who investigated rape of 15-year-old

By Charul Shah, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2018 12:53 PM IST
Questions have been raised as to why the survivor made to take two medical exams, and why she turned hostile later
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Police relied on DNA samples to nail the accused.(HT File)
Police relied on DNA samples to nail the accused.(HT File)

Another rapist who got life term: Man who was booked after 12-year-old niece gave birth to child

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 09:54 PM IST
A 42-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his minor niece repeatedly three years ago in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur, a government lawyer who appeared for the survivor said on Thursday
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Asaram Bapu being produced in Jodhpur court in connection with the sexual harassment case.(PTI File Photo)
Asaram Bapu being produced in Jodhpur court in connection with the sexual harassment case.(PTI File Photo)

Victim’s father welcomes Asaram’s conviction, says they were living in fear

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Shahjahanpur
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 03:12 PM IST
Talking to reporters outside his house in Shahjahanpur, after the court convicted Asaram of rape, the father said they had full faith in the judicial system.
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The district police chiefs were also directed to complete all procedures required to provide financial aid to the victims under the state government’s Rani Laxmi Bai scheme.(Representative image)
The district police chiefs were also directed to complete all procedures required to provide financial aid to the victims under the state government’s Rani Laxmi Bai scheme.(Representative image)

Ensure rape case probes are completed in a month: UP DGP

By Rohit Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2018 01:33 PM IST
In wake of an ordinance to pave way for providing stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years, UP DGP OP Singh directed all district police chiefs to ensure that investigations in such cases were completed within a month.
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BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar being produced at a CBI court in Lucknow recently.(Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar being produced at a CBI court in Lucknow recently.(Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)

Unnao rape: Court extends Kuldeep Sengar’s CBI remand by 7 days

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kanpur
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 07:45 PM IST
The probe agency had questioned the BJP MLA and his aides along with the victim and her family at its regional office in Lucknow on Thursday.
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A team of doctors had decided against conducting a surgical procedure on the infant because of her age and delicate condition.(File photo/ For representational purposes only)
A team of doctors had decided against conducting a surgical procedure on the infant because of her age and delicate condition.(File photo/ For representational purposes only)

Gujarat: Infant born to minor rape survivor dies in Rajkot hospital

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 02:47 PM IST
The 11-year-old mother, who was allegedly raped by six men over a period of eight months, gave birth to the baby girl on March 17. The infant’s chances of survival were slim because she was born with congenital defects.
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The court directed an assistant government pleader to take instructions in a week as to whether instructions have been issued by any department as regards pregnant minors.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)
The court directed an assistant government pleader to take instructions in a week as to whether instructions have been issued by any department as regards pregnant minors.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)

Bombay high court: Police need guidelines on handling rescued pregnant minors

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 11:40 AM IST
The court made the comment when it was hearing a petition filed by a 14-year-old rape survivor seeking permission to terminate her 24-week-long pregnancy
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The woman had got married seven years ago and has two children.(Representative image)
The woman had got married seven years ago and has two children.(Representative image)

Ludhiana: Mother of two raped by relative five days after her husband’s death

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2018 02:33 PM IST
The rape survivor was going to attend her husband’s funeral in Bihar when his nephew took her away to a room and sexually assaulted her
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Author Tuhin A Sinha is known for his novels The Edge of Desire, Of Love and Politics, That Thing Called Love, and 22 Yards.
Author Tuhin A Sinha is known for his novels The Edge of Desire, Of Love and Politics, That Thing Called Love, and 22 Yards.

Author Tuhin A Sinha: We are all suckers for romance

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2018 11:19 AM IST
Author Tuhin A Sinha talks about his latest book, When The Chief Fell in Love, and about writing on romance and controversial topics, as well as his time at Delhi University’s Hindu College.
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