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Rape

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...

Mirpur DC, OC summoned over rape of garment worker

Mirpur DC, OC summoned over rape of garment worker

The High Court today summoned the deputy commissioner of police (Mirpur zone) and officer in-charge (OC) of Mirpur Police Station to explain why they failed to detain those who raped a garment worker in the capital. They will have to appear before the court on July 15. The girl, aged 19, was gang-raped in a...

Another girl raped in city

A girl was gang-raped in a microbus in the city on Tuesday, only 12 days after two girls fell prey to a rapist bus driver and his three assistants in Kamalapur. Aged 19, the garment worker was forcibly picked up in the microbus in the city's Darus Salam around 10:00pm by three people, including her neighbour Farid, 35, who used to stalk her, the victim's aunt told The Daily Star. The three violated her in the microbus and left her in...

India outrage over MP Tapas Pal's rape threat

India outrage over MP Tapas Pal's rape threat

There is growing outrage in India after an MP threatened to kill opposition workers and have women raped. Trinamool Congress (TMC) party MP Tapas Pal made the controversial comments warning the rival Communist party while addressing his party supporters. His wife has apologised for his remarks and his party has asked him to explain his...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Nizami verdict postponed

Nizami verdict postponed

A special tribunal in Dhaka today postponed the pronouncement of verdict in a war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami due to his illness. The tribunal has decided to keep the case waiting for verdict again as it is not logical to pronounce the judgement in absence of Nizami, said Justice Enayetur Rahim, chairman of International Crimes Tribunal-1, which was scheduled to delivery the verdict today. Earlier in the morning, the jail authorities informed the tribunal’s registrar office through a letter that Nizami was sick, said AKM Nasiruddin Mahmud, registrar and spokesman for the international crimes tribunal. The chairman came up with the postponement order around 11:00am after the letter...

UN condemns gang-rape, murder of 2 Indian girls

UN condemns gang-rape, murder of 2 Indian girls

The United Nations (UN) on Monday condemned the gruesome gang-rape and murder of two teenage sisters in Badaun in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and made an appeal for justice for the victims. Terming the incident as “horrendous crime,” the UN reportedly said that citizens should be protected by law, reports Zee News. Stephane...

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