September 3, 2007

DNA -3rd Sept, 2007, Monday
19 year old held for rape
The Deonar police arrested 19 year old Vikesh Jawle for allegedly raping a 14 year old girl on August 29. According to the police, the victim was on her way to Mankhurd from Powai when Jawle stopped her. “The accused threatened the victim with a sharp object and repeatedly raped her,” said Police Sub-Inspector Dinkar Bhonsale of the Deonar police

Times of India – 3rd Sept, 2007, Monday
78 year old man rapes minor niece

Basudeo Mandal (78) of Bihar’s Jamui district has been arrested on charges of raping his minor niece.

DNA Monday, September 03, 2007
Women related laws being re-cast
Vineeta Pandey
NEW DELHI: As many as 44 Acts of Parliament may need legislative amendments in order to make them conform to the general principle of gender equality and protection of women’s rights.

The WCD ministry, which brought new legislation in 2005 to protect women from domestic violence, has identified 44 central Acts that impinge on the rights of women, directly or indirectly.

Out of the 44 Acts identified as having a direct bearing on women, eight relate to the WCD ministry itself.

Out of the key 8 in for overhaul are:
1.Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition)Act, 1986
2.Immoral Traffic (Prevention)Act, 1956
3.The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006
4.Juvenile Justice (Care and Protectionof Children)Act,2000

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