The year 2014, when NCRB had started collecting data on cases related to Section 377, had seen 1148 FIRs filed under "unnatural offences". In 2015, 1347 FIRs were filed under this category. Of the 1347 cases, trials were held for only 378, of which 175 culminated in conviction and 203 ended in acquittal or discharge of the accused.
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My sympathies lie with the Mumbai Police. It lost Head Constable Vilas Shinde of the Traffic Control Branch to an unprovoked and brutal assault in public by a pair of brothers who were only 17 and 20 years old. Shinde was just doing his duty. Now the police are seeking legal opinion if the younger brother can be booked for Shinde’s murder as an adult or whether he comes under the protection of the Juvenile Justice Board.
A 17-year-old boy "accidentally" shot at one of his classmates and "good friend" in their school in Jamshedpur in Jharkhand on Wednesday. The injured classmate is in critical condition after the bulle...
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There is an absolute void when it comes to formalized imparting of the right values to urban slum children, both within homes and schools. I wanted Neem Schools to make underprivileged children "respected and respecting citizens". The school would not teach classes -- just values taught through sensitization techniques. Today we have six Neem Schools in six slums in Delhi and Gurgaon, covering about 500 children.
In 2013, when a Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) held that the minor accused who was "involved" in the gang rape and murder of the paramedical 23-year-old student, they sent him to three years in a "place...