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Woman gang-raped at gunpoint in Delhi #Vaw #WTFnews

By Indo-Asian News Service @indiacom | July 24, 2014 t Tags:  New Delhi, July 24: A 22-year-old woman was raped by a gang of four men at gunpoint, police said Thursday. The woman, who hails from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, was returning from Gurgaon Tuesday when a group of… Continue Reading →

Press release – Kunan Poshpora – Indian Govt Chooses Army over victims, Truth, Justice

GOVERNMENT CHOOSES ARMY OVER VICTIMS, TRUTH AND JUSTICEKunan PoshporaPress release24 July 2014Despite the passage of 23 years, Government of Jammu and Kashmir and all its representatives continue to protect the Indian army for its crimes in Kunan Poshpora. On 1… Continue Reading →

Rape survivor waits 3 hours naked for test #Vaw #WTFnews

Lawrence Milton,TNN | Jul 22, 2014, According to family members, she was made to lie naked on a hospital bed for more than three hours. Manasa demanded an explanation from doctors. RELATED MYSORE: Karnataka State Women’s Commission chairperson Manjula Manasa on Monday… Continue Reading →

Rajasthan- 17-yr-old raped, pushed into well #Vaw #WTFnews

Mahesh Agarwal, Hindustan Times  Bhilwara, July 19, 2014 A 17-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour and then pushed into a deep well at a village in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district on Thursday. The girl, however, survived and was rescued… Continue Reading →

Making of a High Profile, Shakti Mills Rape Trial #Vaw #Justice

Vol – XLIX No. 29, July 19, 2014 | Flavia Agnes, Audrey D’Mello, and Persis Sidhva The Shakti Mills trial of Mumbai, as the court cases relating to the two gang rapes in 2013 came to be known, led to the accused being sentenced… Continue Reading →

Gay Man in Chennai raped by cops ,scared to report, wants the violence to end

Ajay is probably one of those many men in the country, gay and otherwise, who face such harassment and gross injustice regularly.     Monalisa Das| The News Minute| July 17, 2014| 4.30 pm IST Ajay is a 28-year-old Chennai… Continue Reading →

Bangalore – BSP leader’s son abducts, rapes woman in moving car #Vaw #WTFnews

By Chaitanya Swamy H M, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Jul 15, 2014,    BANGALORE: A 22-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and raped by the son of a BSP leader in a car in the presence of her friend in an upmarket pocket of… Continue Reading →

India – Minister blames mobile phones and non-veg diet for rapes #Vaw #WTFnews

AMIT BHELARI Patna, July 14: Minister for art, culture and youth affairs Vinay Bihari has a new take on what is behind the rising violence against women — a non-vegetarian diet and the mobile phone, a device, which, he sagely says,… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand – Rape of Dalit Girl sanctioned by Caste Headman #Vaw #WTFnews

Headman ‘sanctions’ retaliatory rape of Dalit girl, a village watches Written by Deepu Sebastian Edmond | New Delhi | July 11, 2014 11:09 am   Nobody dared intervene, say villagers. SUMMARY Nakabandi went up to the mukhiya and demanded that he be allowed… Continue Reading →

The Tapas Pal controversy: All you need to know #Vaw

Indrani Roy deconstructs the controversy over Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal controversial remarks on rape. When Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee became West Bengal chief minister in 2011, she had stated, “Bodla noy bodol chai(We want change, not revenge).” But quite a few members of her party conveniently chose to give her words a miss. We shuddered in the past as Anubrata Mondal (Birbhum district TMC president whose name figures in a murder first information report) on television inciting his partymen to throw bombs at the police. However, what TMC Member of Parliament Tapas Pal did surpasses any kind of political audacity that West Bengal in recent times has come to represent. Pal hit the headlines on Monday when a couple of regional channels aired video footage that has the MP threatening members of the opposition with rape and murder during a rally at Choumaha in Bengal’s Nadia district on June 14. In the Lok Sabha, Pal represents Krishnanagar, Nadia. What exactly did the MP say? Ekta kono CPI-M jodi amaar maa, bon, chacha, chachi karo gaye haat dey ei Tapas Pal chhere katha bolbe na. Tapas Pal nijer revolver bar kore guli kore diye chole jabe. Jene rakhben, bhalo kore jene rakhben, ami Chandannagarer maal… Ami Kolkatar maal noi, Chandannagarer maal. Rangbaji Tapas Paul korechhe. (If anybody from the CPI-M dares touch my mother, sister, uncle or aunt, then this Tapas Pal is not going to spare them. Tapas Pal will shoot them with his revolver. Remember, I am from Chandernagore. I am not from Kolkata. Tapas Pal too has been a tough). Ekta jodi kono birodhi aajke Trinamooler kono meye, kono baap, kono bachchar gaye haat dey, tader gushti ke ami jaa taa kore chole jabo. Amaar chheleder dhukiye debo rape kore chole jabe, rape kore chole jabe…. (If anyone from the opposition dares touch a daughter, father, child from Trinamool, I will do whatever I can to their entire clan. I will set my boys on them, they will rape them.) ‘I said raid, not rape’ Speaking to CNN IBN on Monday, however, Pal said he never used the word ‘rape’. He claimed to have said ‘raid’ instead. “I never said rape. I said raid. I said they should raid all the people and places, including the women and the old,” Pal told the television channel. He also claimed that the opposition was trying to defame him. Meanwhile, Pal’s wife Nandini on Tuesday apologised to the media on her husband’s behalf. Pal’s words have drawn protest waves across the country and many want him arrested. Can the TMC MP be arrested for what he said? According to (Retired) Justice Bhagabati Prasad Bandyopadhyay, he can be charged with inciting violence. Advocate and Congress leader Arunava Ghosh too is of the opinion that the TMC MP can be charged under Section 117 of the Indian Penal Code and can be put behind bars for provoking rape and murder. Who is Tapas Pal? The 1958-born Pal is a reputed actor from Kolkata. He debuted in the film Dadar Kirti directed by Tarun Majumdar in 1980. He received a Filmfare Award for his role in Saheb. In an acting career spanning over about 30 years, Pal’s roles in films like Bhalobasha Bhalobasha and Guru Dakshina earned him much critical acclaim. Pal shared screen space with Madhuri Dixit in a 1984-film Abodh directed by Hiren Nag. He joined the Trinamool Congress in 2000 and was elected a member of the legislative assembly from Alipore for two terms (2001-2006 and 2006-2009). He has been a member of Parliament from Krishnanagar since 2009. Personal life Pal’s personal life has been marred with controversies. He allegedly refused to take care of his mother and was even accused of throwing her out of their ancestral home. His wife Nandini once went public about his alleged illicit relations with a co-star. However, the couple is known to have buried the hatchet now. Their daughter Sohini, is one of the new faces Tollywood. When Pal supported Kunal Ghosh In late 2013, Pal, along with another actor-turned TMC MP Shatabdi Roy, was seen siding with jailed TMC MP Kunal Ghosh in a rally. There Ghosh was heard speaking against the state government with regard to the Saradha scam. As a result, both Pal and Roy drew the party leadership’s ire and it took the duo only 24 hours to do a volte face. India agog with criticism Criticisms against the TMC MP’s comments are pouring in from every corner…. Continue Reading →

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