Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to expeditiously approve the proposal by city police for induction of over 16,000 additional personnel, including a dedicated force for crime investigation.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit back at Shashi Tharoor over his remark that the government embarrassed India by asking UK to ban the Nirbhaya documentary, saying the Centre took up this issue in a most mature manner and reminded the Congress leader that the restraint order has been put in place by Delhi's magisterial court.
A prominent writers group in the US has said the Indian government's decision to ban the BBC documentary on the Delhi gang-rape incident has "backfired" as attempts to suppress the film have given rise to a broader debate on issues of women's rights and freedom of expression.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley`s recent statement that one incident of rape in Delhi has hit the tourism sector, causing loss of millions of dollars, has severely disappointed Nirbhaya`s father who, on Friday, termed the BJP leader`s remark as `irresponsible`.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction with the steps taken by authorities here in implementing its orders with respect to payment of compensation to rape victims, setting up of forensic labs and recruitment of additional personnel in the city police.
Saddened by the Supreme Court`s decision to put a stay on the execution of two men convicted for their role in the gang-rape and murder of her daughter, Nirbhaya`s mother on Monday said that they were hurt by the decision.
As the country remembered the braveheart who was brutally gang-raped on December 16 exactly a year ago, the juvenile who escaped with lighter punishment after being convicted in the case spent the entire day watching reports flashed by the media on the incident.
People lit candles and held solidarity marches in remembrance of the horrific Dec 16 Delhi gang-rape that shook the nation, as the victim`s parents demanded the juvenile convicted in the crime be given the strictest punishment.
Delhi Police on Thursday told the Delhi High Court hearing the confirmation of the death penalty awarded to four convicts in the December 16, 2012 gang-rape case that a conspiracy was hatched to commit rape and then kill the victim.
Sending to the gallows the four men who brutally gang-raped a woman here last December, a Delhi court refused to show any leniency saying they were guilty of "exhibiting extreme mental perversion not worthy of human condonation".