12 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Gujarat government to respond within six weeks to the plea of 2002 Gujarat gang-rape
victim, Bilkis Bano, who had sought enhancement of compensation.
Okara -- Two girls including a mentally-retarded were raped in different areas while a gang-rape
victim was medically examined here at DHQ Hospital.
Two men have been handed22-year prisonsentencesby the Additional District and Session Court in Malir after they were found guilty of gang-rape
of a blind, mentally challenged girl.
R*, the gang-rape
victim, said she and Ghulam Fareed married of their own free-will two and a half months ago.
Following the first gang-rape
, the inmate went to the jail's management to report that he had been raped but backed out in the last minute.
Sexual violence against women is a highly-charged issue in India, where the horrific, fatal gang-rape
of a student on a bus in New Delhi in 2012 sparked nationwide protests about entrenched violence against women and the failure of authorities to protect them.
Five others including the two gang-rape
victims were admitted in Mewat's Nalhar Medical College and their condition is said to be stable.
In 2013, following nationwide outrage and protests sparked by the death of a 23-year-old woman who was gang-rape
in New Delhi in 2012, India enacted new laws to prevent and prosecute rape and other sex crimes.
Police in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro arrested two men in connection with a 16-year-old girl's gang-rape
that shocked the country, reports said Monday.
The complainant suspected that Ajmal, Arshad and Nawaz may be behind the gang-rape
The court also directed the district administration to take care of the dependents, if any, of the 13 accused which includes the village headman who had ordered the gang-rape
Police and politicians have faced growing anger since the December 2013 gang-rape
and murder of a woman on a New Delhi bus, an attack that sparked outrage over the treatment of women.