Re-trained police officers on aspects of sexual offences: Maneka Gandhi

The Women and Child Development minister has written to Chief Ministers of all states and union territories highlighting necessary steps for dealing with sexual offences. This letter is keeping in context with the recent rape cases on minors in Kathua and Surat. She has also called for suggestions from the state governments on dealing with the crimes against women and children

Re-trained police officers on aspects of sexual offences: Maneka GandhiIn a letter addressed to Chief Ministers of all the states/UTs, Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development has outlined various steps to be taken by the states/UTs in preventing and curbing the crimes against women and children. Some of the steps mentioned in the letter are: All police officers should be re-trained […]

Pune: KEM Hospital develops women’s safety app

The unique home-grown app helps to protect women from potential sexual assaults. This app can send distress calls to the Maharashtra police. The app also sends a message to the its call centre and a fixed number of pre-selected contacts

Pune: KEM Hospital develops women’s safety appAs sexual assaults against women are on rise, experts have welcomed this initiative, especially, as it is taken by a hospital. The potential victim by pressing the button on the app can alert the community in the immediate vicinity. ‘NO’ app is now downloadable on play store: NO KEMHRC The KEM Hospital Research Center, Pune […]

Soon: Maha govt to set up ‘Nirbhaya centre’ at KEM Hospital

After the Nirbhaya rape case, the Government of India decided to set up 600 odd ‘Nirbhaya Centre’ across the country. These centres aim to provide immediate medical aid to rape, molestation and domestic abuse victims. Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has assured that one ‘Nirbhaya Centre’ will be set up in Mumbai’s civic run KEM Hospital  

Soon: Maha govt to set up ‘Nirbhaya centre’ at KEM HospitalRape, molestation and domestic abuse victims here onwards will not be juggled from one hospital to another, for medical examination. Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has assured Maharashtra assembly that, within three months a ‘Nirbhaya Centre’ will be set-up in Mumbai civic run KEM hospital. Mumbai BJP president and MLA Ashish Shelar had raised the question about […]

Minor rape victim approaches Bombay High Court to end 26-week pregnancy

Recently, across India, a number of cases have surfaced where people are approaching the judicial authorities to terminate the over 20-week pregnancy of the women. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Doctors feel that there is a need to make amendments in the MTP Act

Minor rape victim approaches Bombay High Court to end 26-week pregnancyA father of a 16-year-old rape victim has approached the Bombay High Court seeking permission to terminate victim’s 26-week pregnancy. The high court, on October 10, had directed the KEM Hospital to form a medical board of expert doctors and examine the present health condition of the victim. The court had asked the board to […]