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Uttar Pradesh numero uno in solving cases related with women

According to the state government, Siddharthnagar registered a total of 799 cases related to women until April 30 this year. Of these, the final report was submitted in 798 cases, achieving a remarkable disposal rate of 99.87 per cent and securing the top position statewide.

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Updated on Jul 05, 2024 05:06 AM IST

New criminal laws take effect today: Top 10 changes you should know

The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam will replace colonial-era laws.

The new criminal laws aim to bring in a modern justice system.
Updated on Jul 01, 2024 07:15 AM IST

47,381 crimes against women in Maharashtra in 2022-23

In Maharashtra, crimes against women and children increased, with a rise in rape cases. The number of schools and enrollments decreased, with higher drop-out ratios.

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Updated on Jun 28, 2024 06:54 AM IST
BySaurabh Kulshrestha

Section 498A: Bid for modern justice should not gloss over women's safety

India's push for modern criminal laws faces a hurdle with retention of Section 498A, raising debates on balancing women's safety with safeguards against misuse

Section 498A in the IPC pertains to cruelty by a husband or his relatives against a woman, defining “cruelty” as any wilful conduct that “is likely to drive the woman to commit suicide or to cause grave injury or danger to life, limb or health”. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representational image)
Published on May 09, 2024 01:39 AM IST

Women’s safety ignored in election campaigns despite rising crimes

As of now, parties are offering doles in the form of free bus travel--- but what about safety in public transport? They are offering subsidised cooking gas cylinders, but what about women being burnt by their husbands and his family?

Two women voters show their inked fingers after casting vote during the second phase of the Loksabha elections in Ghaziabad on April 26. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 01, 2024 07:10 PM IST
BySunita Aron
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