SocietyNews Feminist News Wrap: ‘Safe’ Gurgoan, Badaun Case & Same-Sex Rapes

Feminist News Wrap: ‘Safe’ Gurgoan, Badaun Case & Same-Sex Rapes

This week has seen a variety of feminist news and news related to women. Check out what you missed in our weekly feminist news wrap.

The Tourism Minister of Goa expressed quite a lot of misogyny by taking the side of 5 men accused on gang rape. When asked whether the incident has dented Goa’s reputation, Mr Parulekar said no and then in a bizarre explanation added, “The women involved were not Goan, they were from Delhi.”

The two Delhi women who were raped by 5 people in Goa, said that they were sexually assaulted for over 18 hours. Aged 34 and 28, these women were abducted on Monday night by men posing as officials from the narcotics department and the CID.

The Supreme Court asked Haryana Police to go to the residence of a sexual abuse victim – a student of BBA/MBA course of Jindal Global University – to record her statement instead of insisting her to come to police.

Despite women safety again becoming a major focus of public attention and concern in the city, police commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk said that a sudden spurt in the crime rate does not mean Gurgaon has become unsafe for women.

A rape survivor attempted suicide by consuming poison near the chief minister’s residence in Bhopal.

According to a Mid-Day report a Mumbai Police inspector Anil Avhad, from the Maharashtra Housing Board (MHB) police station, was suspended after he made objectionable remarks about a rape survivor’s underwear.

Same-sex rapes by fellow prisoners trigger most jail suicides, the National Human Rights Commission has said in a report, swivelling the spotlight to the administration of prisons and the plight of inmates.

The Madhya Pradesh Government has endorsed its Policy for Women-2015 which aims to promote sensitisation on women’s issues and end gender discrimination.

CBI counsel Kumar Rajat said the investigating agency completed the arguments relating to all aspects of the Badaun rape case in the Additional District Judge, POCSO court.

In a state-level event organized by the BJP’s naturopathy cell, ex MP CM Babulal Gaur cheerfully recounted a story of a rather distasteful encounter with the wife of a Russian leader. He mentioned that during their conversation, the Russian lady expressed curiosity regarding how he could manage to wear a dhoti without a belt, to this he came up with this reply: “I cannot teach you how to wear it (a dhoti), but I can definitely teach you how to remove it, that too later not now.”

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