More than 5,000 people have signed a petition demanding Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde quit after he told the government technician at a hearing: "If you want to marry (her) we can help you. If not, you lose your job and go to jail."
The woman was attacked in September last year in front of her small children on the side of a motorway after her car ran out of fuel near Lahore. An outpouring of anger was further fuelled by a police chief who chided the victim for driving at night without a male companion.
"I count this as another rape in itself," Sidra Humayun, an activist who handles sexual assault cases, said. "Most rape victims I have worked with have spoken of being traumatised by it."
The woman, a resident of Dibiyapur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh state, was married to a man from Etawah. After her husband's death, she returned to her parents' house in Aurraiya, Uttar Pradesh state.
Adviser to PM Babar Awan, who is also a member of the Cabinet Committee on Legislative Cases, said Prime Minister Imran Khan was very much concerned over the recent incidents of rape in different parts of the country.
The mortal remains of a 19-year-old Dalit woman from Hathras, who died in a Delhi hospital after sustaining serious injuries during an alleged gang rape, was cremated early Wednesday in her village amid tight security.
Bollywood celebrities have expressed anger after the death of Hathras gang-rape victim on Tuesday. Several B-Town celebrities condemned the incident, urging for the implementation of stricter laws in the country.
A woman from India's marginalised Dalit community has died after being gang-raped, police said Thursday, days after the death of a teenager from the same low-caste group at the hands of a group of high-caste men sparked outrage.
A high-handed attempt to blot out a gang rape case in Uttar Pradesh has sparked nationwide protests, causing acute embarrassment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.