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Haryana shamed: 10-year-old brutalised, 11-year-old gang-raped

Four rapes, mostly of minors, in the last four days in Haryana have raised serious questions about women’s safety in the northern state.

The assaults on women and girls — and mutilation of their private parts, in some cases — remind of the brutal gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student in Delhi in December 2016 that led to a huge uproar across the country. Delhi was then called the rape capital of the country.

For Haryana, which has been known for a very poor sex ratio, the incidents come at a time when the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government announced that the number of girls born in the state had touched an all-time high of 914 per 1,000 boys in 2017. Continue reading

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Govt. setting up a web portal to track NRI marriages

NEW DELHI: The ministry for Women and Child Development is setting up a website on which registrars from states across the country will have to upload details related to NRI marriages, in a move aimed at tacking the issue of NRI husbands abandoning or ill-treating their wives, sometimes abandoning them in India soon after marriage.

On 20 December, the ministry also constituted an integrated nodal agency headed by its secretary to address all issues related to NRI marital disputes. The developments follow recommendations made by an Continue reading

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