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Muzaffarpur, Gangrape, Kathua, 2018

Looking back: How friendly was 2018 for our children?

From Kathua to Muzaffarpur, the past year has been full of darkness for our kids. It's high time 2019 brought them better, safer tidings.


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Child Sex Abuse, Rape, Kathua, Mandsaur

After Kathua, Mandsaur: While our children are at risk, we are focusing on the religion of the attackers

Linking crime to religion takes attention off the real issue – little girls are being raped every day.


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PDP, Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, Narendra Modi

How a revolt in Mehbooba Mufti’s PDP strengthens Sajjad Lone’s ambitions

With the governor failing to dissolve the Assembly, the formation of the third front is on the cards.


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Social Media, Selective outrage, Kathua, Mandsaur rape

Your protest versus mine: Those asking why no Kathua-like outrage over Mandsaur rape are wilfully missing the point

Kathua had the powerful openly backing the accused. In Mandsaur, the police has done its job, and the locals have disowned the accused.


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Karnataka polls, Rahul Gandhi, Hindutva, Kathua

Congress' soft Hindutva doesn't pay — again

#KarnatakaPolls show 'grand old party' making grand old mistake — and getting punished for it.


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Sexual Abuse, Unnao, Kathua, Child Rape

Why do men rape children? This is what experts told me

Justice must be swift.


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Death penalty, Kathua, Sexual violence, Child rape cases

What goes inside the mind of men who rape children

India Today cover story explores what impulses fuel the epidemic of sexual violence.


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Kathua, Twitter, Emma Watson, Deepika Rajawat

How social media reacted to Emma Watson tweeting in support of Kathua case lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat

The support from the unlikely corner means a lot, especially when it took PM Modi so long to break his silence on the heinous crime.


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Hindutva, BJP, Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir cabinet reshuffle

From calling it a 'minor' issue to awarding minister who defended Kathua rape accused: Is this BJP's beti bachao?

In new India, the public is being bludgeoned into accepting a new normal.


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Kathua, Minor raped, Child Rape, Death penalty

Why death penalty for rapists of girls below 12 years won't solve a thing

The ordinance was promulgated after the central government faced heat and social outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.