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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath ordered extension of the nine-day special awareness drive for strengthening women and children’s security to around six months.(ANI)

Adityanath extends 9-day women’s safety drive to 6 months in Uttar Pradesh

By HT Correspondent | HIndustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2020 10:26 AM IST
The special drive was announced in the backdrop of the Hathras incident where a 19-year old Dalit woman was subjected to brutality and whose subsequent death led to national outrage.
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Men may not think twice before accessing public spaces, but women clearly do. This denial to women of their mobility in public places stems from India’s deep patriarchy(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
Men may not think twice before accessing public spaces, but women clearly do. This denial to women of their mobility in public places stems from India’s deep patriarchy(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

The right of women to safe public spaces

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 08:47 PM IST
Snatching and violence are rampant in Delhi. Draw up a comprehensive solution
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Senior police officers of the district will closely review the existing cases of crimes against women in order to tackle the problem in a better manner.(Burhaan Kinu /HT File Photo)
Senior police officers of the district will closely review the existing cases of crimes against women in order to tackle the problem in a better manner.(Burhaan Kinu /HT File Photo)

Cops to study cases to ensure women’s safety in Noida

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2019 02:58 AM IST
Police personnel have also suggested that a separate shelter home for women should come up in the district. “Sometimes, especially during late night hours, if calls come to the police helpline, the immediate concern is to rehabilitate the woman. If a specific shelter is there, it will be easier for our teams to help them,” the SP said.
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Women in the city feel unsafe as maximum cases of stalking and molestations are coming from busy markets, bus stops and residential areas, in Noida.(Hindustan Times)
Women in the city feel unsafe as maximum cases of stalking and molestations are coming from busy markets, bus stops and residential areas, in Noida.(Hindustan Times)

The foundation for a smart city is that everyone should have mobility without fear

By Lalita Panicker | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 07:27 PM IST
The allowances made for men are simply not there for a woman. If a man drinks too much at a party, he is a bit of a lad. If a woman does so, she is thought of as easy and a bit pathetic
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The drive will be conducted in the other poll-bound states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana before it is taken across the country in the run-up to next year’s general elections.(AP/File Photo)
The drive will be conducted in the other poll-bound states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana before it is taken across the country in the run-up to next year’s general elections.(AP/File Photo)

Mahila Congress wants focus on price rise, women’s safety

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 11:44 PM IST
The Congress has decided to launch a countrywide campaign, Mahila Adhikar Yatra, to “spur the suppressed anger” among women — they constitute nearly half of India’s 1.3 billion population — over price rise and women’s safety.
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India ought to acknowledge the problem of women’s safety, and the government must bear both the responsibility to mend the situation and the accountability for the outcome.(Raj K Raj/HT)
India ought to acknowledge the problem of women’s safety, and the government must bear both the responsibility to mend the situation and the accountability for the outcome.(Raj K Raj/HT)

The NDA is lax about gender issues

By Jyotiraditya Scindia
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 01:43 PM IST
It must ensure a secure environment and tackle regressive mindsets to instil a sense of equality
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A screenshot of a man grabbing a woman’s neck in Shahdara.(CCTV Screengrab)
A screenshot of a man grabbing a woman’s neck in Shahdara.(CCTV Screengrab)

Man holds woman in chokehold to rob her in Delhi’s Shahdara, caught on CCTV

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 03:54 PM IST
In the CCTV footage, a man is seen following the woman who was walking down a narrow lane. He is then seen grabbing the woman from behind and holding her by the neck.
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KK Rao, Commissioner of Gurugram Police, who has been posted to the city for the first time since he joined the Indian Police Service in 1996, says he is focused on checking crime with the right strategies and hands ­on leadership.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
KK Rao, Commissioner of Gurugram Police, who has been posted to the city for the first time since he joined the Indian Police Service in 1996, says he is focused on checking crime with the right strategies and hands ­on leadership.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

New mobile app, helpline soon for women safety in Gurugram: Police commissioner KK Rao

By Leena Dhankhar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 03:34 PM IST
Gurugram’s commissioner of police KK Rao says he wants to reduce crime and traffic in the city.
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The Ola driver allegedly told the woman his friends would gangrape her if she wouldn’t comply.(Hemant Mishra/Mint Photo)
The Ola driver allegedly told the woman his friends would gangrape her if she wouldn’t comply.(Hemant Mishra/Mint Photo)

Bengaluru woman says Ola cab driver molested her, tried to kill her

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 07:51 PM IST
Ola said it “regrets” the incident and it had “blacklisted” the driver who allegedly molested a 26-year-old woman in Bengaluru.
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Union minister for women & child development Maneka Gandhi addresses a gathering on 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Union minister for women & child development Maneka Gandhi addresses a gathering on 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

No forensic analysis in 13,000 rape cases every year, says Maneka Gandhi

By HT Correspondent | PTI, Jammu
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 08:48 PM IST
Union minister Maneka Gandhi said five forensic labs would be set up in Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Bhopal and Guwahati to raise the capacity of labs across the country to handle 50,000 rape cases a year.
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While on her journey, she also met with President Ramnath Kovind and asked him to extend his support in the initiative.(HT FILE)
While on her journey, she also met with President Ramnath Kovind and asked him to extend his support in the initiative.(HT FILE)

From Kanyakumari to Srinagar: 31-year-old marches for women’s safety, to walk in Mumbai tonight

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 12:30 PM IST
Srishti Bakshi will take to Mumbai’s streets on Saturday night as part of the #MakeYourCitySafe campaign.
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A file photo of a protestor holding up a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment.(AP)
A file photo of a protestor holding up a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment.(AP)

Molested and blamed for wearing skirt, says Indore woman on Twitter

By Punya Priya Mitra | Hindustan Times, Bhopal, Bhopal
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 05:18 PM IST
The woman from Indore recounted the incident on Twitter, describing how she had an accident while fending off two men on a motorcycle who were harassing her.
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