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Rapes in India

Rapes in India

December 17, 2019

Every subsequent horrific rape in India leads to calls for and often passage of newer laws to deal with the spate of crimes against women. There are enough severe laws against these, but challenges lie in poor implementation as well as a sense of lawlessness that pervades parts o...

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India passes revolutionary Mental Healthcare Bill

India passes revolutionary Mental Healthcare Bill

March 30, 2017

Only one out of 10 people in India with mental health disorder receive evidence-based treatment - the Lancet Psychiatry report revealed, last year. The issue of mental illness has grown rapidly in India and China over the last decade and will increase faster in the coming days.

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New disabilities bill passed in India

New disabilities bill passed in India

December 17, 2016

Passing of the bill has been hailed as a step forward for the rights of disabled people even as some key concerns remain unaddressed.

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Is New Delhi India’s stalking capital?

Is New Delhi India’s stalking capital?

October 10, 2016

New Delhi has been witnessing a lot of chaos in regard of stalking and rapes in the recent years. The number of stalking cases in the Indian capital have increased from 542 in 2014 to 1,128 in 2015 and the numbers have already reached to 670 this year until September, according t...

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Crimes against women in India slightly decline

Crimes against women in India slightly decline

September 1, 2016

The percentage of criminal cases against women in India declined in 2015 on a yearly basis, but still, approximately 95 women are raped in the country every day, which is a huge cause of concern for women safety.

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India refrains to vote at the UN LGBT resolution

India refrains to vote at the UN LGBT resolution

July 2, 2016

While the United Nations took a historic stand to curb the violence and discrimination against alternate sexual preferences, India abstained from voting.

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