India in 'dereliction of duty' over rapes: U.N. watchdog

Jun 20, 2014

India in 'dereliction of duty' over rapes: U.N. watchdog

Indian law enforcement and justice authorities have shirked their responsibility to fight sex attacks, a U.N. child rights watchdog said on Thursday amid uproar over the horrific gang rape and lynching of two girls. “There has been a dereliction of duty in relation to ...

Stop 'politicizing rape,' Modi orders India politicans

Jun 12, 2014

Stop 'politicizing rape,' Modi orders India politicans

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged lawmakers to cease insensitive and ambiguous word play over rape and to work together to protect all women, in his first comments on the issue since the gang rape and murder of two girls shocked the ...

Indian minister says rapes happen 'accidentally'

Jun 8, 2014

Indian minister says rapes happen 'accidentally'

A minister from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has said rapes happen “accidentally,” in the latest controversial remarks by a politician amid renewed anger over attacks against women. Ramsevak Paikra, the home minister of central Chhattisgarh state who is responsible for law ...

India's new Prime Minster Modi to visit in July

Jun 6, 2014

India's new Prime Minster Modi to visit in July

New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Japan in July, India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said Friday. Akbaruddin said Modi has received an invitation from Japan and the visit will take place at “an early date.” The dates are being ...

India ruling party minister says rape 'sometimes right'

Jun 6, 2014

India ruling party minister says rape 'sometimes right'

A minister from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party said Thursday that rape can be condoned in some circumstances, in comments that were sure to fuel national anger over sex attacks against women. Babulal Gaur, who as home minister of central Madhya Pradesh state ...

May 31, 2014

India cops fired over cousins' gang rape

Facing relentless media attention and growing criticism for a series of rapes, state officials in north India fired two police officers Friday for failing to investigate the disappearance of two teenage cousins, who were gang-raped and later found hanging from a tree. But in ...

Teenage Indian cousins gang-raped, strangled and hung from mango tree

May 29, 2014

Teenage Indian cousins gang-raped, strangled and hung from mango tree

Authorities in northern India have arrested three men, including two police officers, suspected of gang-raping and killing two teenage cousins and hanging their bodies from a mango tree, sparking renewed public outrage Thursday over the country’s rampant sexual violence. Villagers found the bodies of ...