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Rape

Time to value girls and end rape culture

ROKEYA, one of seven children, studied only up to class 5 since her grandfather feared she was at risk of rape in school being an attractive girl. At 12, Rokeya's first marriage was arranged with a 22-year-old man who abandoned her after only 13 months. At 15, Rokeya left home to take a job in a garments factory. A single girl, living alone, she faced sexual harassment and returned home. Her father confined her to the house to protect...

Raped, girl takes own life in Ctg

Raped, girl takes own life in Ctg

An 18-year-old garment worker took her own life in Chittagong city yesterday allegedly after being stalked and raped by three stalkers including a distant relative. Md Sharif, father of the deceased, filed a case against the trio under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act today, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Hailing from Anwara upazila in...

5 Afghan men executed for rape

5 Afghan men executed for rape

Five Afghan men have been executed for gang-raping four women, in a case that has sparked national outrage. Officials say the men were executed in Pul-e-Charkhi prison east of Kabul. A sixth man convicted of unrelated crimes was also hanged. Calls for Afghan gang-rape hangings to be stayed http://t.co/eJIQwf6By0 — francis zhang (@francis201155) October 8, 2014 The...

Where men rule!

Where men rule!

An 18-year-old girl was rescued by police and a local ward councillor in Barisal city on Tuesday morning after being chained up and beaten for around 11 hours under the open sky overnight allegedly by her boyfriend and his parents who were pressing her to withdraw cases filed against him.  On being treated at...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Azharul verdict any day

Azharul verdict any day

A tribunal in Dhaka today concluded hearing arguments in a war crimes case against Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam and will deliver its verdict any day. The 62-year-old Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general faces six charges including murder, genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. Alleged Al-Badr commander of Rangpur, Azharul...

Rape used as weapon

Rape has become a most pervasive crime against indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and the perpetrators in majority of the cases are Bangalee settlers, lawyers and rights activists say.    The idea behind this is to create panic among indigenous women and thus force them to leave their homes and stay somewhere else. This makes it easier for the settlers to occupy their land.    Before the signing of the peace treaty between the government and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati...

Neighbour hangs 7yr girl after rape in India

Neighbour hangs 7yr girl after rape in India

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a neighbour and hanged from a tree in Rajnagar village of Nandakumar in East Midnapore in India on Wednesday night. A mob hunted down the suspect -- a tantrik (spiritual healer) -- and beat him to death. Two of his aides are critically injured, reports Times of...

Outrage after Indian girl raped at school

Thousands of people angry over alleged police inaction after a 6-year-old girl was raped at her school in southern India rallied Saturday to demand that authorities arrest those responsible for the attack. More than 4,000 parents and relatives of children who attend the school in Bangalore, India's technology hub, shouted slogans against the school's administration and demanded that police arrest those involved in the July 2 incident, which was reported only this past week. They carried placards that read "Enough is...

6-yr-old 'raped in Bangalore school by staff members'

A six-year-old schoolgirl has allegedly been raped by two staff members at a prominent school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, police say. The alleged assault happened on July 2 but her parents discovered it only a few days ago after she complained of stomach ache and was taken to hospital. Meanwhile, hundreds of parents have protested outside the school, pulling down its gates and shouting slogans. Police have registered a case, but they are yet to make any arrests. The BBC's...

Ban mobiles in schools, colleges to stop rapes: Karnataka MLAs' Panel

Ban mobiles in schools, colleges to stop rapes: Karnataka MLAs' Panel

A house committee of the India’s south-western state Karnataka Legislative Assembly has recommended that the state government ban mobile phones in schools and colleges, blaming the device for the rise in rapes and other crimes against women, reports NDTV. The State Women and Child Welfare Committee has also expressed its support for such a...

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