Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday directed officials to ensure effective pursuance of pending court cases, concerning rape and other crimes against women to bring the culprits to book at the earliest.
Crimes against women in six of the eight Northeastern states increased significantly in the last year compared to the year before as Assam led the list, although Manipur and Mizoram registered a downward trend.
President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said that legislation alone cannot emancipate women and stressed on the need for a fundamental re-setting of mental and moral make-up, civic sense and social conduct.
A third of women in Europe have suffered a physical or sexual assault and five percent have been raped, a major new study revealed Wednesday, uncovering "extensive human rights abuse" throughout the European Union.
A committee on empowerment of women on Monday rapped the government for failing to formulate a concrete action plan to prevent the "astronomical" increase in incidents of sexual abuse and creating a safe enviornment for women.
National Conference chief and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday triggered a controversy by commenting that the situation in the society is so bad that he is afraid of speaking to women these days.
Over two months after a photojournalist was gang-raped in Shakti Mills, yet another incident of gang-rape has surfaced to shame Mumbai as a 16 year old was gang-raped by six men in Goregaon, reports said Monday.
Indians should reset their moral compass to prevent crimes against women which are projecting a distorted image of India, President Pranab Mukherjee has said in the backdrop of gang-rapes in Delhi and Mumbai which have outraged the nation.
Alarmed by the spate of eve-teasing and molestation incidents involving women on local trains in the city, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Monday said Government Railway Police had started taking stringent action to curb such crimes.