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NCRB data: In Delhi, A long way to go for women’s safety

The NCRB data showed that at 997, the number of rape cases in the Capital was the highest among all Union Territories.
Crimes against women drop in Delhi but still highest among Union Territories
Crimes against women drop in Delhi but still highest among Union Territories
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 05:18 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Women at risk, from streets to cyberspace

  • Though Delhi was badly hit by the pandemic in the past 15 months, cases of crimes against women rose in 2021, shows police data
The Capital reported a crime against woman every hour in 2019, the last year for which national data is available from the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB).(PTI Photo)
The Capital reported a crime against woman every hour in 2019, the last year for which national data is available from the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB).(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2021 04:53 AM IST
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ByKarn Pratap Singh, Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre nudges states on sexual assault crimes after ‘horrible’ Hathras case

This comes days after a 19-year-old died in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh after alleged gang-rape by four upper caste men. The brutality of the crime sent shockwaves across the country, triggering massive protests led by opposition parties and women activists.
Women in Chandgarh protest against Hathras hang-rape case .(HT photo)
Women in Chandgarh protest against Hathras hang-rape case .(HT photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 12:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar

Varanasi man develops new security gadget for women...a lipstick gun

Shyam Chaurasia, an aspiring scientist, has developed a ‘lipstick gun’ that can not only trigger off an explosion like sound, but also send a distress signal to the police emergency number 112.
The lipstick gun is chargeable and is connected to the mobile phone through blue tooth. (representational image(Pexels)
The lipstick gun is chargeable and is connected to the mobile phone through blue tooth. (representational image(Pexels)
Updated on Jan 09, 2020 02:10 PM IST
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Varanasi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Ensure safety of women working late hours, UP police tells private firms

Uttar Pradesh Director general of police (DGP) OP Singh said it was the duty of the employers to ensure that women employees who work till late evening or during night hours reached home safely.
The UP Police has also issued strict directions to commercial establishments to provide pick and drop facility to women employees on late night duty.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
The UP Police has also issued strict directions to commercial establishments to provide pick and drop facility to women employees on late night duty.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 09:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

Assam youth offer free ride to stranded woman, authorities sceptical of idea

While Chamuah and his friends have not been approached by any woman seeking ride home, the idea has got immensely popular with over 2 thousand people liking it and it being shared over 800 times, prompting several other youths to make similar offers of help through their Facebook pages.
Youth in Assam are offering to safely ride stranded woman home in the wake of the Hyderabad rape and murder case.(HT Photo/Representative)
Youth in Assam are offering to safely ride stranded woman home in the wake of the Hyderabad rape and murder case.(HT Photo/Representative)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 07:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar

Women’s safety is a hard battle. But we can’t give up | Analysis

To keep the Hyderabad rape victim alive in our outrage is to breathe life into our right to exist and feel safe
We have to hold on to the anger, to the outrage. We have to continue to feel the immediacy of brutality, even if it means we will have to hold ourselves hostage to dread(REUTERS)
We have to hold on to the anger, to the outrage. We have to continue to feel the immediacy of brutality, even if it means we will have to hold ourselves hostage to dread(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 02, 2019 06:41 AM IST
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ByAdvaita Kala

Reclaiming public spaces at a personal cost

For the average female commuter, public places in the city are often areas of isolation, anxiety, constant vigilance and possible violence. Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, recently announced plans of revamping the streets in the city, introducing dedicated paths for cyclists.
For women, as with many things, it goes a step beyond that.(Representative Image)
For women, as with many things, it goes a step beyond that.(Representative Image)
Updated on Oct 27, 2019 12:12 PM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByAnisha Dutta

Abused women need the support of their families

If the families that girls are married into knew that they have a strong support system at home, they might think twice before attacking them
But societal perceptions, and a false sense of familial honour, prevent many families from bringing their girls back, away from the life-threatening atmosphere that they are in at the homes of their husbands(airdone)
But societal perceptions, and a false sense of familial honour, prevent many families from bringing their girls back, away from the life-threatening atmosphere that they are in at the homes of their husbands(airdone)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 08:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLalita Panicker

UP students, teachers, parents to take oath to protect girls this Independence Day

The oath would be administered during I-day functions across the state, said officials.
To spread awareness in society on the issue of girls’ safety, the Uttar Pradesh government will organise ‘balika suraksha shapath’ (pledge to protect girls) programmes at government schools, offices and public places on Independence Day.(Praful Gangurde/HT (Representative))
To spread awareness in society on the issue of girls’ safety, the Uttar Pradesh government will organise ‘balika suraksha shapath’ (pledge to protect girls) programmes at government schools, offices and public places on Independence Day.(Praful Gangurde/HT (Representative))
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 04:01 AM IST
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Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

Women’s Day should be all about creating an equal order

International Women’s Day should be spent on truly empowering and encouraging men and women to create a more equal society. Let us work towards an age where a ‘Women’s Day’ reminder is not required.
Our govt is busy passing laws on sanitary napkins and surrogacy. In a country with 49% women, passing a Women’s Reservation Bill may have been a great way to celebrate the day, says Neela Kaushik.(Arvind Yadav/HT File)
Our govt is busy passing laws on sanitary napkins and surrogacy. In a country with 49% women, passing a Women’s Reservation Bill may have been a great way to celebrate the day, says Neela Kaushik.(Arvind Yadav/HT File)
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 08:53 AM IST
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ByNeela Kaushik

Pervasive sense of fear is leading to more controls on women’s freedom

A key parameter that aids greatly in increasing women’s safety is the presence of “eyes on the street”, a concept first presented by well-known urbanist Jane Jacobs. Eyes on the street ensure that public spaces are watched over by people who have invested in that space.
Women’s safety is a very big concern in Delhi and must be a key priority for any city government.(HT File Photo)
Women’s safety is a very big concern in Delhi and must be a key priority for any city government.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 11, 2019 02:04 AM IST
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ByKalpana Viswanath

Home ‘most dangerous place’ for women, shows UN study

The study found that Africa and the Americas were the regions where women were most at risk of being killed by intimate partners or family members. In Africa, the rate was around 3.1 victims per 100,000 female population, while the rate in the Americas was 1.6 victims, in Oceania 1.3 and in Asia 0.9.
More than half the women who were murdered worldwide last year were killed by their partners or family members, making home “the most dangerous place for a woman,” a new UN study said Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
More than half the women who were murdered worldwide last year were killed by their partners or family members, making home “the most dangerous place for a woman,” a new UN study said Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 26, 2018 07:51 PM IST
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Vienna | ByAgence France-Presse

Delhi police ACP booked for allegedly raping woman

The officer was identified as Ramesh Dahiya who was recently promoted to the rank of the ACP.
Police said the women alleged she came in contact with the officer after the death of her husband.(HT File Photo)
Police said the women alleged she came in contact with the officer after the death of her husband.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 02:38 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Rahul Gandhi criticises Narendra Modi over rising crimes against women

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the rising number of crimes against women. During a visit to Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, he also promised special category status for the state if voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections next year.
At an interactive session with girl students in Kurnool, Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi lacks direction and conviction to ensure women’s safety.(PTI)
At an interactive session with girl students in Kurnool, Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi lacks direction and conviction to ensure women’s safety.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 09:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Vijayawada | ByHT Correspondent

A 5-km midnight run to reclaim Delhi’s public spaces

The event, organised by an NGO in association with Delhi police, saw women and girls across all age groups participate in the five-kilometre run. Throughout the run, several men from a cycling club from Indirapuram accompanied their wives, daughters and friends on their bicycles.
The participants were joined by several women personnel of Delhi Police as well.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
The participants were joined by several women personnel of Delhi Police as well.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 11:24 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

For the records: 32 girls go missing from Uttar Pradesh every week

At least 32 girls went missing on an average every week in Uttar Pradesh in 2017, according to State Crime Record Bureau data provided in response to a query under the Right to Information Act on missing children.
“While the actual figures of missing children in Uttar Pradesh remain high, the rate of registration of first information reports is fairly low.”(Representative image/Shutterstock)
“While the actual figures of missing children in Uttar Pradesh remain high, the rate of registration of first information reports is fairly low.”(Representative image/Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 08, 2018 12:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRohit K Singh, Lucknow

18-yr-old woman allegedly abducted, held hostage, gangraped for 7 months

Police said the woman was taken to Gujarat and allegedly held hostage in a remote area where the accused took turns to rape her everyday. From there she was taken to Rajasthan and later Haryana.
Three men kidnapped allegedly kidnapped the woman at knifepoint in December from Odiya Khera village of Rajasthan.(REUTERS)
Three men kidnapped allegedly kidnapped the woman at knifepoint in December from Odiya Khera village of Rajasthan.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 29, 2018 09:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent, Gurugram

Lucknow: Five arrested for ‘gang-raping’ dalit girl

Five youths were arrested on Friday for allegedly gang- raping a 17-year-old Dalit girl after kidnapping and holding her captive at different locations in the city for three days.
The victim alleged she was kidnapped and raped by her friend and four others when she sought help from him after fleeing from her house in a Bakshi Ka Talab village over some family issue last Monday.
The victim alleged she was kidnapped and raped by her friend and four others when she sought help from him after fleeing from her house in a Bakshi Ka Talab village over some family issue last Monday.
Published on Jul 28, 2018 02:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRohit Singh, Lucknow

Sarpanch, three others booked for outraging modesty of woman in Moga

The complainant alleged that sarpanch, Nirmal Singh, tore off his wife’s clothes when they went to Singh’s house.
Women protest against rape in a rally in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Women protest against rape in a rally in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 30, 2018 05:35 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Moga (Pb) | ByPress Trust of India

Gurugram to get 1,000 special police officers

As per the eligibility criteria fixed for the SPOS, the ex-servicemen should be between 25 and 50 years of age and should not have been removed or dismissed from their service on grounds of indiscipline, misconduct or medical problems.
The Haryana government set to hire 1,000 ex-servicemen as Special Police Officers (SPOS) dedicated to patrolling the streets.(/Representative Image/Burhaan Kinu /HT Photo)
The Haryana government set to hire 1,000 ex-servicemen as Special Police Officers (SPOS) dedicated to patrolling the streets.(/Representative Image/Burhaan Kinu /HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 05:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Abuse and violence: Why India is the ‘most dangerous country for women’ | Opinion

India is now the most dangerous country for women to live in, according to a perception poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Discrimination and abuse against women is not caused by poverty; poverty only exacerbates the situation for women. The root cause lies in the patriarchal mindsets which see women as inferior, as people you can exploit and use for domestic, sexual or financial gain.(AFP file photo)
Discrimination and abuse against women is not caused by poverty; poverty only exacerbates the situation for women. The root cause lies in the patriarchal mindsets which see women as inferior, as people you can exploit and use for domestic, sexual or financial gain.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 06:15 PM IST
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Thomson Reuters Foundation | ByMonique Villa

Law against indecent depiction of women on anvil; will cover WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram

The Ministry’s proposal also includes strengthening of the existing safeguards to prevent indecent representation of women through any media form on the other, said the ministry statement.
(FILES) This file photo taken on February 21, 2017 shows a social activist holding placards during a protest against a rape at Hauz Khas village in New Delhi.(AFP)
(FILES) This file photo taken on February 21, 2017 shows a social activist holding placards during a protest against a rape at Hauz Khas village in New Delhi.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 04, 2018 11:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMoushumi Das Gupta

If the authorities don’t act, I will, says Shahjahanpur rape victim

Deserted by her husband and ‘hounded’ by three-time BJP lawmaker Roshan Lal Verma, this 28-year-old resident of Andkheda village in Nigohi police circle of Shahjahanpur says she will not sit idle till her tormentors are sent behind bars.
Shahjahanpur woman who has accused Shahjahanpur BJP MLA Roshan Lal Verma's son of raping her, in a scuffle with women police outside a hotel where the BJP lawmaker was addressing a press conference to counter the allegations at Shajahanpur.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Shahjahanpur woman who has accused Shahjahanpur BJP MLA Roshan Lal Verma's son of raping her, in a scuffle with women police outside a hotel where the BJP lawmaker was addressing a press conference to counter the allegations at Shajahanpur.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Published on May 10, 2018 02:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByM Tariq Khan

14-year-old girl gangraped in Gujarat, 3 arrested

Police said the accused approached the victim and offered to drop her home in an autorickshaw. The vehicle took a detour and the trio forcibly took the girl to a building in a nearby market where they raped her.
People participate in a protest against rapes in India(REUTERS)
People participate in a protest against rapes in India(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 11:09 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Surat | ByPress Trust of India

Lakhimpur: FIR against JNV teacher for ‘molesting’ Class 7 student

On April 19, the Class 7 student complained to school principal Anita Kumari alleging molestation by her teacher during one of the classroom sessions on April 17, police said. Principal Anita Kumar formed a committee headed by vice-principal Abha Shukla and sought an inquiry report.
Following the report, the girl’s complaint was forwarded to Mitauli police, who registered an FIR.(Representative image)
Following the report, the girl’s complaint was forwarded to Mitauli police, who registered an FIR.(Representative image)
Published on Apr 26, 2018 12:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRajeev Mullick, Lucknow

‘Prepare children to perceive the threat’

HT Forum: Mothers feel right parenting and open dialogue at home can prepare children to fight it back in times of need. They also advocate strong implementation of laws to check crimes against women.
Participants at HT Forum exchanged suggestions to create a better and safer environment for girls.(HT Photo)
Participants at HT Forum exchanged suggestions to create a better and safer environment for girls.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2018 05:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

‘Even death a small punishment for a rapist’

Discussion: Students of Avadh Girls’ College advocate stringent punishment for heinous crimes against women . They also feel parents should teach boys to respect girls
Left to right: Shweta, Ankita Mathur, Fiza Ibrahim, Shivani Kanaujiya and Vidushi Agarwal.(HT Photo)
Left to right: Shweta, Ankita Mathur, Fiza Ibrahim, Shivani Kanaujiya and Vidushi Agarwal.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 05:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRajeev Mullick, Lucknow

Hidden from view:Sexual assault within marriage

Dark truth: A large number of women sexually abused by their husbands have no social or legal remedy at hand because marital rape is not recognised as a criminal offence
Marital rape is very common. But it hardly comes to light.(Representative image)
Marital rape is very common. But it hardly comes to light.(Representative image)
Published on Mar 29, 2018 01:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRicha Srivastava, Lucknow
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