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The army has “zero tolerance” for sexual abuse by those within its ranks Zapateiro said, referencing figures from an army review going back four years.(File photo for representation)

More than 100 Colombian soldiers implicated in sex abuse of minors, army says

Bogota | By Reuters | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 12:32 AM IST
Of the 118 soldiers and army officials, 45 were fired, while the remaining 73 are facing criminal and disciplinary investigations by the attorney general and procurator’s offices, General Eduardo Zapateir said.
Director general of police (DGP) Manoj Yadava expressed the hope that these successful convictions of sex offenders will go a long way in curbing the evil of sex abuse in society.(HT Photo)
Director general of police (DGP) Manoj Yadava expressed the hope that these successful convictions of sex offenders will go a long way in curbing the evil of sex abuse in society.(HT Photo)

In 2 months, 19 convicted of raping minors in Haryana

Hindustan Times, CHANDIGARH | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 02:00 AM IST
In a statement here on Monday, the Haryana Police said this could be achieved as a result of effective presentation of evidence before the courts concerned.
The 19-article decree, called “Vos Estis Lux Mundi” (You Are the Light of the World), raises to 18 from 16 the age of adulthood in cases of sexual abuse. It also covers possession of child pornography.(AFP file photo)
The 19-article decree, called “Vos Estis Lux Mundi” (You Are the Light of the World), raises to 18 from 16 the age of adulthood in cases of sexual abuse. It also covers possession of child pornography.(AFP file photo)

Pope issues sweeping decree holding bishops accountable for sex abuse or cover-ups

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 08:17 PM IST
The decree, whose preparation was reported first by Reuters in April, is the second such papal provision since a summit on abuse by senior Church bishops at the Vatican in February.
Image for representational purposes only(REUTERS)
Image for representational purposes only(REUTERS)

Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse on women’s team

Kabul | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2018 04:56 PM IST
The story quoted former captain Khalida Popal -- who fled the country after receiving death threats and has spoken out previously about the discrimination women face in Afghanistan -- as saying male officials were “coercing” female players.
The video shows the woman dragging the man and beating him up with a stick.(ANI/Twitter)
The video shows the woman dragging the man and beating him up with a stick.(ANI/Twitter)

Karnataka woman thrashes bank manager for alleged sex abuse, video is viral

UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 11:25 PM IST
The incident took place in Davanagere, Karnataka on Monday
Dalai Lama was responding to a call from a dozen of the victims who had launched a petition asking to meet him during his trip, part of a tour of Europe.(File Photo)
Dalai Lama was responding to a call from a dozen of the victims who had launched a petition asking to meet him during his trip, part of a tour of Europe.(File Photo)

‘Nothing new’: Dalai Lama says he knew about sex abuse by Buddhist teachers

AFP, The Hague | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 09:55 AM IST
The Dalai Lama said Sunday he has known about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since the 1990s and that such allegations are “nothing new”.
Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, September 12, 2018.(REUTERS)
Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, September 12, 2018.(REUTERS)

Pope Francis summons bishops for summit on sexual abuse scandals

Associated Press, Vatican City | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 07:06 PM IST
The February 21-24 meeting at the Vatican is believed to be the first of its kind.
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