Women’s Web: Pick Of The Week

Posted: July 28, 2013

Indian culture and what it brings to our women in this week’s ‘Pick of the Week’:

Women's Web Pick Of The Week– On the hypocrisies that we live with under the guise of “Indian culture”.

– The Barefoot magazine on women’s football in India and the attention it deserves.

– Asiya Islam follows the recent  BBC documentary on violence against women in India while commenting on Western reportage of the issue.

 – On marriage and what it entails for women.

 – The Indian Homemaker talks about the apparently easy wealth that women receive in the form of inheritance.

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  1. I would like everyone’s views on this article. Maybe you could do a blog post on it. I am personally dumb-founded that this lady could stoop so low and so badly misuse rape laws to take revenge against her ex-boyfriend for marrying someone else. I feel she is doing rape victims a grave injustice and making a mockery of a heinous crime like rape.

    Techie booked for raping colleague
    TNN | Jul 15, 2013, 05.24 AM IST

    PUNE: The Hinjewadi police booked a 28-year-old software engineer for allegedly raping his colleague after promising to marry her. The rape took place between 2010 and April 2013 in Hinjewadi.

    A complaint lodged by a 25-year-old software engineer stated that the suspect also duped her of Rs 1.25 lakh. However, the police could not arrest the suspect as he had already obtained an anticipatory bail.

    Assistant inspector of Hinjewadi police station P B Bhasme told TOI that the complainant and the suspect met in 2009, when they were working in a software company in Hinjewadi. “The suspect was a senior colleague of the victim,” Bhasme said.

    After getting acquainted with each other, the suspect began visiting the victim’s rented room in Hinjewadi. “On the promise of marrying her, the suspect allegedly raped her for two years. He also took her in a hotel in Wakad and raped her there too,” Bhasme said.

    During that period, the suspect lost his job and the victim bore his expenses. “She also paid the suspect’s rent,” Bhasme said.

    “The victim had spent about Rs 1.25 lakh on him,” he said. However, in April 2013, the suspect married another girl. “The victim came to know of his marriage recently and lodged a complaint against him,” Bhasme said. “Currently, both of them are working in separate IT companies,” he added.

    On Saturday, when the police went to arrest the suspect, they found that he had already obtained an anticipatory bail. “The next hearing on his bail application is on July 17,” Bhasme said. tnn

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