What ban? Acid can be easily purchased online and at stores

Sellers don’t care to maintain logs made must by SC Despite a ban on over-the-counter sale of acid, it is easily available at retail shops and on e-commerce platforms. Action Aid, an international organisation that works for social justice, describes acid attacks as “a form of violence in which acid or another corrosive substance is […]

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Chamarajpet residents don’t want Silent Sunil to contest

Will press the NOTA button if he stands Residents of Chamarajpet say Silent Sunil, a rowdy sheeter who shared the stage with BJP leaders at a blood donation drive recently, will force them to press the NOTA button. Venkatesh S, an autorickshaw driver in Chamarajpet, said: “There is no scarcity of educated people, but if Silent Sunil […]

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Gross memes on Shraddha flood social media

Some memers say a line needs to be drawn The horrific Shraddha Walker murder case has been reduced to a source of entertainment. Shraddha Walker, a 28-year old, was allegedly murdered by her  live-in partner, Aaftab Poonawala. According to an article published by The Quint, Poonawala strangled her and chopped her body into 35 pieces. He […]

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Transgenders tell the police their woes

‘Don’t abuse us or slap us with false cases’ A programme to sensitize police personnel about transgenders was organized at the Sanjaynagar and Hebbal police stations on November 24 and 25. Prakash, assistant sub-inspector, Sanjaynagar, said around 30 police officials, including the inspector, attended the programme.  “The topic was the sexual freedom of the transgender community. […]

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Marital Rapes

With marital rape not recognized as a crime, cases are hushed up

Pallavi Das (name changed) cries in bed every night after her husband inflicts pain on her while sexually abusing her. She is not sure if it is right to call it “sexual abuse” as her husband says it is the foundation of a healthy marriage. According to The Better India website, 106 countries have recognized marital rape […]

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