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DI Khan man arrested for selling his daughter for Rs140,000

The teenager was sold to a 60-year-old man

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April 6, 2019


Indian man rapes 17-year-old girl, sets her alight for refusing marriage proposal

A 17-year-old battled for her life Monday after a man raped her and set her on fire, the second such case to shake India as it battles an increase in sexual crimes. The teenager was attacked on the same day and in the same eastern state of Jharkhand as a 16-year-old who was raped and burned to…

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May 7, 2018


Gujranwala man kills wife for “friendships”

PHOTO: FILE A man killed his wife in Gujranwala as he suspected she “had made friends with people on the phone” The man, identified as Haider, told the police he killed his wife, Saman, as she had made friends with people on her mobile phone. Police officials said Haider killed Saman at her parents’ house….

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March 31, 2018


Meryl Streep blasts Weinstein’s counsel for using her words

NEWS DESK: Hollywood actor Meryl Streep clearly does not appreciate being part of Harvey Weinstein’s legal defense. On Wednesday evening, she released a statement, via her representative Hannah Donohue, saying that Weinstein’s inclusion of her words in a legal filing was “pathetic and exploitative”, reported USA Today. Lawyers for the disgraced Hollywood producer said Tuesday…

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February 22, 2018


Indian man kills 20-year-old woman for refusing sex

MUMBAI: A 20-year-old woman from Mumbai, who had gone to meet a man she had befriended online on Facebook, was found dead in the building around 7pm on Sunday, reported Times of India. The police said that the woman, Ankita More, had gone to meet the accused, Haridas Nirgude, a 25-year-old man from Nalasopara, whom…

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February 19, 2018


How has religious fundamentalism affected the cultural rights of women?

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: What are the effects of religious fundamentalism – be it Buddhist, Hindu or Muslim – on the cultural rights of women? Classical dancer and activist Sheema Kermani addressed this question while speaking at a press briefing she organized at the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, on Wednesday. The briefing was on…

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November 9, 2017


This Muslim man saved a woman from gang rape in Florence

NEWS DESK: A flower seller reportedly rescued a woman from being gang raped by 25 men, reported The Independent. Gaia Guarnotta was walking through Florence when she was approached by a group of “drunk boys” at 11.30pm near Piazza della Republica, she wrote in a Facebook post. The 25-year-old said the men began by joking…

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October 23, 2017


Labour Party MP critical of left-wing sexism received ‘600 rape and death threats in a single day’

NEWS DESK: A Labour MP has called for increased support and training for women in public life after revealing she received 600 rape threats in a single day last year, reported The Independent. Speaking to The Independent, Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham Yardley since 2015, said there was nothing in common with those threatening her…

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August 28, 2017


12-year-old child raped in India as she was on way to school for Independence Day celebrations

CHANDIGARH: A 12-year-old girl on her way to school to celebrate Independence Day was kidnapped and raped in Chandigarh on Tuesday, reported NDTV. The class eight student had taken a short-cut to school through the children’s traffic park in Chandigarh’s Sector 23 when a man stopped her, pulled her aside and raped her. Initial information…

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August 15, 2017


Multan revenge rape case: Men can never protect us

By Minerwa Tahir In 2002, a young girl named Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped on the orders of a Jirga as punishment for her brother who was accused of raping someone. Fifteen years later, another young girl bore the brunt of another such Jirga ruling. Are we still living in 2002? Women continue to bear punishments…

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July 30, 2017


Why panchayat ruling only for women, asks Mukhtaran Mai

NEWS DESK: After the heinous acts of sexual assault committed against two girls in Multan, social activist Mukhtaran Mai spoke out against the panchayat system. She asked why such panchayats give rulings for women alone. She demanded that the policing system should be ameliorated. Watch this:

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July 27, 2017


17-year-old raped for ‘revenge’ in Multan on panchayat’s orders

NEWS DESK: A panchayat in Multan broke all records of violation of human rights: the 17-year-old sister of a rapist was raped by the brother of a 12-year-old rape survivor on the panchayat’s orders. In Rajapur, a man identified as Umer had sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl, after which the panchayat ruled that the child’s…

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July 26, 2017


Indian Muslim woman ‘raped and murdered in honour killing’ after starting relationship with Arab man

NEWS DESK: An Indian Muslim teenager involved in a relationship with an Arab man was kidnapped, raped and murdered in a suspected ‘honour killing’ in London, a court has heard. The body of Celine Dookhran, 19, was found stuffed in a fridge with her throat slit after a second woman who was also attacked raised…

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July 26, 2017


The force is female: India’s women cops take a stand

JAIPUR: All-female police units are shaking up the male-dominated force in conservative northwest India, hitting the streets to combat sex crimes and a pervasive culture of silence around rape, reported AFP. One such squad in Jaipur has been patrolling bus stops, colleges and parks where women are vulnerable to sexual harassment. Women can face a…

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July 25, 2017


Trailer of Qandeel’s biopic is out and is as stunning as the murdered internet sensation

NEWS DESK: The trailer of the drama serial, Baaghi, which is a biopic on Qandeel Baloch is out and we are mesmerized. Qandeel was a social media starlet who rose to fame for her bold pictures and videos. She was eventually murdered by her brother who claimed that she dishonoured the family. The trailer of…

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July 19, 2017


Sit elsewhere, Indian cop tells women who complain about ‘pervert’

MUMBAI: A woman has blogged about how she and her friend caught a man masturbating in Tapovan Express and when they complained, a cop told them to ‘sit elsewhere’, reported Times of India. The alleged incident took place on June 29. The woman later tweeted a video of the act to the ministry of railways….

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July 12, 2017


Man kills daughter in the name of ‘honour’

A man shot dead his 24-year-old daughter and injured another man in the name of ‘honour’ in the Jan Mohammad Brohi village in Nawabshah, police said. Sakima was killed by her father, Akbar, and uncle after they found her in a compromising position with a man, Wahid Bux Brohi, who was critically injured in the…

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June 22, 2017


Indian cop asks survivor for sex to arrest her rapists

A 37-year-old woman, who had been raped by two men early this year, had gone to the investigating officer (IO) at Rampur’s Ganj police station for help. She said her rapists are roaming around freely and she fears for her life. She begged for her tormentors to be arrested. The officer instead allegedly asked her…

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June 22, 2017


Woman ‘gang-raped’ in moving car, dumped near hospital in India

A woman was allegedly gang-raped in a moving car for hours in the satellite city of Gurgaon near Delhi Monday night before being dumped near a hospital in Greater Noida, around 70 kilometres away, police said. The woman, a resident of Gurgaon, told the police that she was forcibly pulled into a Maruti Swift by…

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June 20, 2017


Teen raped by six minors in India, flung on railway tracks

A 14-year-old from Bihar faces a long road to recovery after an hours-long ordeal that allegedly saw her get gang-raped by six minors, one of them her junior at school, beaten up, flung from a train, and left unattended for nearly 14 hours at a premier government hospital. According to Times of India, the survivor,…

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June 19, 2017