UP registers 55 percent rise in rape cases in 2013

Under the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government, Uttar Pradesh has recorded a steep rise in the number of rape cases in 2013 as compared to the previous year.

Treat juveniles accused of rape on par with adults: Maneka Gandhi

Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Sunday favoured treating juveniles accused of heinous crimes like rape on par with adult offenders.

33,707 rape cases registered in India in 2013, MP tops list

Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest number of rape cases, followed by Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, in 2013 across the country which witnessed over 33,707 such incidents.

Won`t lose, will work hard for people of UP: Akhilesh Yadav

Under attack from several quarters over rising rape cases and deteriorating law and order situation in his state, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday that he wont succumb to his criticism and continue to work hard for the people in Uttar Pradesh.

BJP set to corner SP in Parliament over rising rape cases in UP

With the Parliament resuming its normal business, the ruling BJP is set to corner the Samajwadi Party led By Mulayam Singh Yadav over rising incidents of crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh.

Rape victims` statement be recorded directly by judicial magistrate: SC

The Supreme Court has ruled that rape victims` statement be directly recorded by a judicial magistrate instead of police officials to cut short protracted proceedings.

Army jawan, man held in rape cases in J&K

Two persons, including an Army jawan, were arrested in connection with two alleged cases of rape in Jammu and Rajouri districts, police said on Sunday.

Court asks police to probe rape charge against BJD MLA

A court has directed police to enquire into a complaint of rape against a ruling BJD MLA and his associate in Odisha.

Rape cases doubled, molestation rose six times since Dec 16

Under severe attack after the December 16 gang rape, Delhi police took a slew of steps like setting up helplines and women help desks at police stations to ensure women`s safety but there is no let up in the crimes against them which have actually increased during the period.

No one held in rape cases of Muzaffarnagar riots

Over two months after the Muzaffarnagar riots, no arrests have been so far in the 13 cases of rape and sexual harassment during the violence in which over 100 people have been booked.

Legislators should allocate 1/4th of funds for toilets: Vyas

Union minister Girija Vyas on Monday blamed lack of toilet facilities for women for a large number of rape cases in the country and suggested that legislators contribute a quarter of the funds allocated to them towards providing proper toilets in their area.

Kids born in rape cases can`t be "property" in crime: HC

Bombay HC has observed that children, born to minor unwed mothers in rape cases, cannot be treated as "property" in the crime.

Nearly 13,000 women raped in Assam in 8 years

Nearly 13,000 women have been raped in the last eight years in Assam, official sources said.

Neighbours culprits in 50% rape cases in MP: NCRB

Madhya Pradesh has been recording an alarming number of rape cases in comparison to other states and in more than half of all such offences, the accused happened to be the neighbours of the victims.

Mamata does balancing act after anti-rape protests

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday had sharp words for intellectuals who had deserted her, while appealing for help to raise social awareness against such crimes.

Some TV channels have ganged up with oppn: Mamata

WB CM Mamata Banerjee alleged Friday that some local news channels had ganged up with the opposition to make a hue and cry over rape and violence in the state and reiterated that there was a conspiracy to kill her.

In 98% rape cases, accused known to victims: NCRB report

In 98 per cent of registered cases of rapes in the country, close relatives and acquaintances are the accused, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said in its 2012 report.

Women misuse rape law to force lovers to marry them: Delhi HC

Penal provisions for rape are often being misused by women as "weapon for vengeance and vendetta" to harass and blackmail their male friends by filing false cases to extort money and to force them get married, the Delhi High Court has said.

Maharashtra publishes rape victim examination manu

Maharashtra government has come out with a manual for doctors on the examination of the victims of sexual assault, which, among other things, prohibits the infamous `finger test`.

Rape cases double in Delhi

Delhi has witnessed around four rape cases a day this year, almost double the last year`s rate, in an indication that crime against women has not abated in the capital despite campaigns and stepped up police action.