The Durga Puja pandals in Uttar Pradesh this year have chosen themes to raise voice against female foeticide and atrocities against women, issues which have been in focus after a string of such crimes in the state.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the city government and police to inform it whether the measures claimed to be implemented by them to curb crimes against women are producing any results.
About 77 percent of girls aged between 15 and 19 in India have been subjected to sexual violence by their spouses, according to a report by UNICEF which also said more than half of the girls in the age group faced physical abuse at the hands of their parents.
Peeved by Maharashtra government's failure to set up more fast-track courts to deal with the cases related to crimes against women despite Supreme Court's directive, the Bombay High Court on Thursday summoned the concerned officer of state's finance department.
Nikita Duhan (17) and her friend Madhu (16) committed suicide on Monday after getting tired of repeated stalking and harassment by a few young men.The abusers had made it their habit to follow the girls to their coaching institute and back.
Police Monday announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the two absconding accused in connection with the incident where a woman took on a group of attackers singlehandedly on a busy street here after they attacked her husband.