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2012: 635 rape cases in Delhi, only 1 conviction | Saturday Jan 26, 2013

Though the Delhi government is setting up five special fast-track courts to deal with cases of rape and assault on women following the recent gangrape case, data from the home ministry shows there has been only one conviction out of 635 cases of rape reported to the Delhi police between January and November 2012, the highest in the past five years.

National Turk: Over 700 rapes in Indian capital in | 2012 19 January, 2013 |

Over 700 rapes took place in 2012 in Indian capital Delhi, which is being termed as 'rape capital' of the country. New Delhi, Jan 19/National turk- In what may be not a good news for women in India , over 700 rapes have taken place in 2012 in Indian capital (Delhi), which is being termed as 'rape capital' of the country.

According to Delhi police, about 706 cases of rape were reported from Delhi (Indian capital in 2012). "572 rape cases were reported in 2011, 507 in 2010, 469 in 2009 and 466 in 2008," police said. The statistics reveal that 2012 witnessed highest number of rape capes in Indian capital

Rape in New Delhi jumps 23% in 2012 | January 19 2013|

NEW DELHI - Rape cases in New Delhi jumped 23 percent in 2012 from a year earlier, according to official figures, highlighting rising crime against women in the sprawling metropolis.

For 2012, some 706 rape cases were registered A a 23.43 percent leap from the previous year, police said.

Hyderabad records 26% rise in rape cases in 2012|TNN Dec 30, 2012|

HYDERABAD: At a time when the country is mourning the death of 23-year-old gang-rape victim from Delhi, the Hyderabad police, in a startling revelation, said the city has registered 26% jump in rape cases in 2012.

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GUJARAT : Gang Rape Survivor Reportedly Attempts Suicide In India Court After Trial Is Delayed Again |The Huffington Post | Posted: 01/23/2013

As politicians, legal experts and activists wrangle in New Delhi over failures in India's justice system to efficiently deal with cases of rape and other crimes against women, a gang rape survivor in the state of Gujarat reportedly tried to commit suicide in court on Wednesday According to NDTV, the woman, who has not been identified, "drank poison" at a court in the city of Ahmedabad after learning that her case -- which has dragged on for years

GUJARAT: Father rapes two daughters for years; survivors fight for justice; Jan 25, 2013 at 08:34am IST

More than 50 per cent rapes are committed at home by a non-stranger. Two sisters in Gujarat were allegedly raped for years by their father. "My father used to rape me, he warned me not to tell anyone about it.

In a small village in east Gujarat, a father of four daughters allegedly repeatedly raped his eldest daughter for three years after which he targeted the younger one, is 14 years old.

Govt mulls treating rape cases on par with murder|TNN Jan 22, 2013|

MUMBAI: While opposing a blanket death penalty for all rape convicts, the state administration is of the view that the more heinous cases should be treated on par with murder offences. The state's law and judiciary department is pushing for life sentences or even the death penalty for heinous rape cases.

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Six steps India can take to help rape victims' |Fri Jan 18, 2013|

NEW DELHI (TrustLaw) - The outcry over the brutal gang rape of a young woman in New Delhi last month has not only brought into focus the issue of violence against women in India but has also shone a light on the way the country's criminal justice system frequently fails rape victims.

There were 24,206 rapes reported in 2011 by the National Crime Records Bureau, equivalent to one rape every 20 minutes.

Use '181' code as women helpline number: Sibal |Friday, January 25, 2013|

NEW DELHI: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has asked state chief ministers to consider starting a emergency help-line service exclusively for women on code '181'.

"Keeping in view the increased frequency of unfortunate instances of offences and violence against women, the Government of National Capital Territory is using the help-line service exclusively for women in distress and I urge you to consider starting a similar help-line service on code '181' in your state," Sibal said in the letter.

Govt launches '181' women's helpline number for all states |PTI Jan 21, 2013, 02.39PM IST|

NEW DELHI: A month after releasing the three-digit emergency number for women in Delhi, the government said on Monday it will make available the '181' women helpline number to all states of the country.

"We will give single emergency number 181 to women across the country," telecom minister Kapil Sibal told reporters here.