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After Ex-Bureaucrats, 600 Academics Send Sharp Letter To PM Modi On Rapes

NEW DELHI : As the centre clambered to introduce harsher punishment for child rapists to cap public outrage over sexual crimes, a group of 637 academics in India and abroad have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, telling him that his statements on the "monstrous crimes" had been "wholly inadequate, platitudinous" and gave "non-specific assurances of justice" for the victims.

"We send you this letter… so that we are not guilty of silence; and so that callousness and cowardice might finally draw the line at the broken body of a little girl and the rape of a young woman", said the strongly-worded letter, released around the same time the government cleared changes to the penal code to introduce death penalty for child rapists.

“Far Away From Truth”: Police Deny Claims That Kathua Girl Wasn’t Raped

New Delhi : The eight-year-old girl killed in Kathua this January was raped before she was strangled, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a statement to counter a media report and a video circulating on social media that claim the girl hadn’t been raped. Such reports, the police statement said, "are far away from truth".

The police had filed charges against eight people including two policemen who allegedly destroyed crucial evidence but have been targeted by local groups who contend the six people accused of rape have been framed. It is in this context that demands for CBI inquiry were made, a call supported by two BJP ministers who eventually had to quit last week for what the party called their "indiscretion".

Top businessman and executive director of Lalit Hotels, #KeshavSuri filed a plea in #SupremeCourt seeking to quash #Section377 of the #IndianPenalCode , which criminalises #homosexuality.

Top businessman and executive director of Lalit Hotels, filed a plea in seeking to quash of the , which criminalises .

Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal announces she would break her indefinite hunger strike tomorrow

Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal announces she would break her indefinite hunger strike tomorrow after Union Cabinet approved Ordinance for punishment for perpetrators of rape cases especially those against girls below 12 years & 16 years of age, today.