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Tag: Nirbhaya

Eight Years Of Nirbhaya: Rape Conviction Rate Remains Abysmal In India

New Delhi: Eight years after the Nirbhaya case of gang-rape and murder of a physiotherapy student shook the conscience of the nation and led to hanging of four rapists earlier this year, the conviction rate in rape cases still remains abysmal despite stringent anti-rape laws in place. As per the recent National Crime Records Bureau […]

Delhi Sexual Assault Case: 12-Year-Old Stable After Surgery, CM Kejriwal Visits AIIMS

New Delhi: The 12-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted at her west Delhi home two days ago has been operated upon and is stable, said a doctor at AIIMS, where she is undergoing treatment, on Thursday. However, chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Swati Maliwal, who visited the hospital and interacted with the doctors, […]

Nirbhaya case: Delhi HC pulls up convicts' lawyer, hanging today

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday pulled up the lawyer representing the death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case for not adhering to prerequisite technicalities before filing the petition and later, dismissed the plea. Advocate A.P. Singh moved the High Court challenging the trial court’s order which had declined to […]

Nirbhaya Case: SC Declines Plea Of Convict Seeking Restoration Of Legal Remedies

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain the plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, seeking restoration of legal remedies alleging that his earlier counsel misled and forced him to sign the papers. A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and M R […]

4 Nirbhaya convicts get fresh death warrant for March 20

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday again issued fresh death warrants against four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case and for the fourth time set a date for them to be hanged on March 20 at 5.30 a.m. “It is directed that convicts shall be hanged by the neck until they […]

Nirbhaya parents to move court after President rejects convict's mercy plea

New Delhi: The parents of 2012 gang-rape victim named ‘Nirbhaya’ by the media are all set to move a Delhi court seeking issuance of fresh death warrants against the four death row convicts after the President on Saturday rejected the mercy plea filed by one of the convicts Vinay Sharma. Speaking to IANS, Advocate Jitendra […]

SC To Hear Curative Pleas Of 2 Nirbhaya Convicts On Jan 14

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear the curative petitions filed by two convicts, on death row, in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on January 14. A five-judge bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, Arun Mishra, Rohinton Fali Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan will hear the curative petitions filed by Vinay Sharma and […]

Court Rejects Plea To Persuade Nirbhaya Convicts To Donate Organs

New Delhi: A Delhi Court dismissed a plea seeking permission to meet the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case to convince them to donate their organs. While dismissing the plea filed by NGO RACO founder Rahul Sharma, Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora said: “I am of the view […]

Nirbhaya Convicts Under Depression, Police Keep A Close Watch: Tihar Jail Sources

New Delhi: The four convicts facing death in the 2012 Nirbhaya rape and murder case are under depression and Tihar Jail officials are keeping a close watch to ensure they do not harm themselves, prison sources said on Friday. Four-five security personnel have been assigned to each of the four convicts, the sources said. The […]

Life Is Becoming Short In Delhi, Then Why Death Penalty: Nirbhaya Convict

New Delhi: Delhi is a gas chamber then why hand down the death penalty, said Akshay Kumar Singh, one of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case while moving the Supreme Court seeking review of its 2017 judgement of sentencing all the four convicts to death. “Everyone is aware of what is […]

Nirbhaya's Family Hails Hyderabad Encounter

New Delhi: Hailing the encounter killing of the four accused in the Hyderabad gang rape and murder case, the family of Nirbhaya on Friday said the Telangana police has set an example and urged authorities not to punish the policemen responsible for the action. Nirbhaya, a 23-year-old paramedic student, was gang raped in December 2012 […]

'Disha' Ominous as Odisha fails 'Nirbhaya' Test!

Bhubaneswar: Now from Hyderabad to Bhubaneswar, a loud chorus ‘We want to be safe, not be raped” renting the skies again as heinous crimes against women, especially rapes, are growing by leaps and bounds in the country, including Odisha. Recently, replying to a query on women safety, MoS Divyashankar Mishra has reeled out gory statistics. […]

Hyderabad Veterinarian Rape & Murder: MPs Express Outrage, Demand Swift Death Penalty, Castration Of Rape Convicts

New Delhi: Swift death penalty, public lynching and castration of rape convicts were among the demands made by members in both houses of Parliament on Monday as they expressed deep outrage over the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad and other such incidents in the country, while the Centre said it was ready […]

Nirbhaya's Parents Seek Fast-Tracking Of Rapists' Execution

New Delhi: Delhi’s Patiala House Court has admitted a plea filed by the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape victim’s mother seeking transfer of the case to fast-track execution of the four rapists to another judge. Nirbhaya’s parents on Thursday approached the Patiala House Court to expedite the procedure for hanging of the four rapists, as the two […]

Supreme Court reserves verdict on review pleas of 2 convicts in Dec 16 gangrape case

  New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its verdict on the plea of two condemned convicts–Vinay Sharma and Pawan Gupta — seeking a review of the 2017 verdict by which they, along with two others, were awarded death penalty in the sensational December 16, 2012 gangrape cum murder case here. The apex court […]

Nirbhaya Fund not being used for women: Mother

Ballia (UP): The mother of a woman whose gang-rape in a moving bus and subsequent death in 2012 triggered a nationwide outrage has alleged that the Nirbhaya Fund set up in her daughter’s name was not being used for security and empowerment of women. “The Nirbhaya Fund should have been used for women security and empowerment […]

Girl Harassed by youth
Acid attack threat shakes collegian in city, girl seeks protection

Bhubaneswar: Just as the pain of Nirbhaya, Bilkis Bano and more recently Rohtak gangarape cases raise question marks on girls’ safety; this incident of harassment of an engineering student on campus in the city will certainly shake one’s conscience. The girl in her complaint filed in Chandrasekharpur Police Station, alleged that she has been harassed […]

Team that probed Nirbhaya gangrape case to train fellow cops

New Delhi: A Delhi Police team that had probed the horrific Nirbhaya gangrape case will be training other police personnel about the fundamentals of framing chargesheets in complex rape cases. The Supreme Court had recently upheld the death penalty to four convicts in the December 16, 2012 gangrape case of a 23-year-old paramedic student inside […]

Nirbhaya fund not utilised yet

New Delhi: The central government announced a Nirbhaya Fund with a corpus of Rs 3,000 crore in 2013 to support initiatives towards ensuring safety of women, following nationwide outrage after the December 2012 gang rape. But since then, there hasn’t been any information from the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry about utilisation of the […]

Wheels of Justice Must Move Faster

Two decisions in two days by the higher judiciary have reaffirmed the common man’s faith in the country’s much reviled judicial system. In the first verdict on Thursday, the Bombay High Court not only upheld the conviction of 11 men for gang raping Bilkis Bano, a five-month pregnant Muslim woman fleeing from the worst ever […]

In Nirbhaya's village, a special puja after the SC verdict

Ballia (UP): A special puja for thanking the almighty was performed by residents of Nirbhaya’s native village here as the long awaited Supreme Court verdict came today upholding the death penalty for the four convicts. Locals in Medawar Kala, located on the border of Ballia and Ghazipur, 45 km from the district headquarters, say they […]

Supreme Court
SC upholds death sentence for Nirbhaya rapists

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence on all four convicts in the brutal Nirbhaya gang-rape here of December 2012 that led to her death and caused national outrage. A three-member bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice R. Banumathi said the aggravating circumstances against Mukesh, Pawan, Vinay […]

'Nirbhaya' rerun: 2 arrested for raping, murdering girl in bus

Athgarh: In a chilling reminder of the ghastly Nirbhaya gang-rape case in New Delhi that shook the conscience of the entire nation, the driver and conductor of a bus have been arrested for abducting, raping, murdering and later dumping her body in Mahanadi river here in Cuttack district. The mystery behind the death of the […]

Will do utmost for women's safety, Modi assures Nirbhaya parents

The parents of the Dec 16, 2012 gang rape victim Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who assured them that his government "would do its utmost for the safety and security of women"

'Women have more chances of getting raped than being educated'

Hanging mirrors, a burning pyre, water tubs- the stage seemed set for the visual spectacle that chronicled the infamous December 16 gangrape incident that hit the city in 2012