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India - No country for girls!

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 11:21

Can I walk on my own? Will I be safe today? Do I actually have the right to live freely? These are just some questions I ask myself every day. <br><br> There has been an unprecedented number heinous acts committed against women lately, whether it be rape or domestic violence. Justice is still pending for countless women in the country and the nation has failed to deliver what it promised since Independence - equality and justice for all.

India - No country for girls!

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 12:21

Can I walk on my own? Will I be safe today? Do I actually have the right to live freely? These are just some questions I ask myself every day. There has been an unprecedented number heinous acts committed against women lately, whether it be rape or domestic violence. Justice is still pending for countless women in the country and the nation has failed to deliver what it promised since Independence - equality and justice for all.

Acid attacks - The caustic truth

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 20:08

Every year, an estimated 80% of the globally reported 1,500 acid attacks are directed at women.

Lok Sabha passes anti-rape bill, age of consent stays at 18

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 19:46

The Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday passed the anti-rape bill, while maintaining the age for consensual sex at 18 years.

Acid attacks: SC asks Centre, states to address the menace

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 12:01

The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the steps taken in the last seven years by the government to evolve a comprehensive, concrete and effective law to deal with growing acid attacks and ordered convening a meeting of states and UTs on the issues.

Chavan vows to set up CICB for acid attack victims

Last Updated: Saturday, October 27, 2012, 12:10

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has assured setting up of a Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in the state soon.

Acid attacks: SC fiat to Centre, states

Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 16:21

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to apprise it of their measures to regulate the sale of acid to prevent its misuse as a weapon, particularly against women by their jilted lovers.

Cambodian lawmakers approve law on acid attacks

Last Updated: Friday, November 04, 2011, 20:48

Acid attacks are a common form of revenge in the impoverished Southeast Asian nation.