Beware the ‘educated’ man who thinks he is on women’s side, says Vikram Johri One reason rape has traditionally not been discussed openly in India is the sense that it is something dirty, out of bounds for polite conversation, something that must not breach the perimeter of genteel society. This is part of the same culture that pushes women’s issues underground, stemming from a mentality that looks at women as either “devi” or slut. So pervasive ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed N Srinivasan to resume charge as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India while setting up special panel to probe the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League. "Srinivasan can take over as BCCI president," said AK Patnaik, one of the two judges who heard the case. "But we have also formed a new probe panel to investigate the case," he added. The three-member probe panel will be headed by Mukul Mudgal, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Far-reaching procedural and institutional reform, and not the death penalty, is needed to tackle the endemic problem of violence against women in India, stated human rights organisation Amnesty International India, after a New Delhi court sentenced to death four men in the December 16 gang-rape case. The court found the four men guilty of gang rape, murder and other related charges. Tara Rao, director, Amnesty International India, while expressing her deepest sympathy to the victim’s ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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