78 sexual offence cases against children reported in Muzaffarnagar in 9 months

At least 76 cases of sexual offence against children have been reported in last nine months in this western Uttar Pradesh district.

Cliff Richard interviewed by police over assault claim

India-born veteran British singer Sir Cliff Richard has been "interviewed" in connection with an alleged historical sexual offence but was not arrested or charged, British police said today.

HC seeks details of sexual offence cases involving minors as victims

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a report about the number of pending sexual offence cases involving minors as victims to decide whether to issue a direction for appointment of special prosecutors specially for such matters.

HC irked over rise in sexual offence cases, raps Centre, Delhi govt

Delhi High Court has expressed dismay over the rise in sexual offence cases despite a new law providing for harsher punishment and rapped the Centre and the state government for not taking steps to create mass awareness among victims and others.

Music teacher arrested on sexual harassment charges in Jaipur

A music teacher has been arrested for alleged sexual harassment of girl students at a convent school in Bhilwara, the police said on Sunday.

PIL on sexual offences: SC asks Centre, states to

SC sought responses from Centre and states on a PIL seeking effective and protective measures, in respect of sexual offence cases against women.

‘Officer can lose job if he turns woman complainant away`

Claiming that city police had been now sensitised enough to deal properly with the crimes against women, though earlier there was "some insensitivity in the lower rung", Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Singh.

Change in mindset key to curbing sexual crimes: Justice Verma

Former chief justice of India JS Verma on Saturday said change in the mindset of society is more important than enactment of a law against sexual offences.

All-women courts to handle cases where women are victims: HC

To mark the International Women`s Day, the Bombay High Court has directed that cases of sexual offences against women should be handled by the courts presided over by a lady judicial officer, having all-women staff.

Delhi Police pulled up for casually probing sexual offence cases

A local court has pulled up Delhi Police for its "casual attitude" in investigating sexual offence cases, saying probe agencies should be more sensitive while dealing with victims.

Two men awarded 10 years jail for gang-raping hand

Two men have been sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court for gang-raping a handicapped girl after kidnapping her here three years ago.

Delhi girl raped at knifepoint

A 14-year-old girl was raped allegedly by her neighbour while three others were molested in separate cases of sexual offence in the capital.

NHRC to give suggestions on laws on sexual offence

The National Human Rights Commission will give suggestions to the government on making laws regarding sexual offences more stringent.

South Africa still remains ‘rape capital of world’

South Africa’s National Freedom Party (NFI) has said the sexual offence statistics in the country were still very high despite a small decline observed.