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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Rapes 'accidental', Indian politician declares

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... the attacks on the low-caste girls in his state, who were found hanging from a mango tree after being sexually assaulted multiple times. Several politicians have sought to blame tight jeans, short ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528117/rapes-accidental-indian-politician-declares
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Activists welcome India’s anti-rape law, with caution

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 08:42pm by AFP

    ... the fatal gang-rape of a student on a bus in Delhi sparked nationwide protests. Women’s rights activists hailed the legislation for broadening the definition of sexual assault to include molestation ... fail to register assault or harassment cases filed by women. This will go a long way in ending the culture of shame that surrounds victims of sexual crimes, so they don’t feel afraid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1195588/activists-welcome-indias-anti-rape-law-caution
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Outrage grows in India over two rape cases in Uttar Pradesh

    Posted May 30th 2014, 10:47pm by AP

    ... the victim of multiple sexual assaults. Indian media reported that two policemen had been sacked over their handling of the case and that a police constable had been arrested. But Maneka Gandhi, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1522163/outrage-grows-india-over-two-rape-cases-uttar-pradesh
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Six arrested over second gang rape of woman on a bus

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... assault against women, after details emerged of the New Delhi attack. Police and prosecutors have outlined how the alleged rapists picked up the student and her male companion in a school bus, ... sexually assaulted the woman with a rusting metal bar, leaving her with severe intestinal injuries, before hurling her out. She died in hospital 13 days later. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1127348/six-arrested-over-second-gang-rape-woman-bus
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Swiss woman tourist gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh, India

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... trip with her husband in impoverished Madhya Pradesh state when up to eight men attacked the couple on Friday night. The woman was sexually assaulted and the couple were robbed. The attackers ... Delhi in December. Last Monday, Ram Singh, one of six accused on trial over the December assault, was found hanged in his high-security jail cell in New Delhi. Police suspect he hanged himself, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1192473/swiss-woman-tourist-gang-raped-madhya-pradesh-india
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Hundreds protest in Delhi over sex assault on schoolgirl

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 09:34pm by AFP

    ... outside a New Delhi hospital where a seven-year-old victim of sexual assault was admitted earlier in the day, a police official said. Angry youths hurled stones at buses and police, who then used batons to break up the demonstration outside the hospital which is located in a low-income neighbourhood, India’s NDTV channel reported. “The protesters were angry over the assault on the little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1167219/hundreds-protest-delhi-over-sex-assault-schoolgirl
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Judge orders first death sentences over multiple rapes in Mumbai

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:40pm by AFP

    ... in the southern state of Kerala over the gang rape of a schoolgirl who was repeatedly sexually assaulted over a 40-day period in 1996. A series of mass protests over the levels of sexual violence prompted ... Jadhav, 19, and Mohammed Kasim Hafeez Shaikh, 21, were convicted last month after a fast-track trial. They were subsequently handed life sentences for one of those assaults, the gang rape ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1464849/judge-orders-first-death-sentences-over-multiple-rapes-mumbai
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four men found guilty of gang-raping photojournalist in Mumbai

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 05:16pm by Reuters

    ... provoked nationwide protests and the introduction of tougher sexual assault laws, yet an ongoing stream of high-profile attacks has raised concerns that little has changed. The four men convicted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1453256/four-men-found-guilty-gang-raping-photojournalist-mumbai
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Lawyer blames victim for gang-rape on bus in New Delhi, India

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... the woman and her male companion for the assault. Manohar Lal Sharma said he had never heard of a "respected lady" being raped in India. He said his clients would plead not guilty to all ... of inviting sexual assaults. Sharma said the male companion of the murdered 23-year-old was "wholly responsible" for the incident as the unmarried couple should not have been on the streets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1124266/lawyer-blames-victim-gang-rape-bus-new-delhi-india
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Gang-rape victim in India speaks to police about ordeal

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... as authorities reacted to violent protests by banning demonstrations in the capital. The victim, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student who had been battling for her life since the assault a week ago, gave ... a statement by her 28-year-old male companion, who was also assaulted and thrown off the suspects' vehicle. "All six men took turns to sexually assault me," the Hindustan Times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1111658/gang-rape-victim-india-speaks-police-about-ordeal

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