Thousands of Indians again took to the streets Saturday to demand a government crackdown on violence against women. That, after the women whose gang rape triggered days of protests across India died.
The murder and attempted rape of a young Turkish student has sparked a worldwide debate on violence against women. Social media users also raised the question of how to provide safer public transport for women.
India has been shaken by more rape cases. Eight men have been arrested after the fatal rape of a mentally-ill Nepalese woman. Police are also searching for a tourist guide accused of raping a Japanese student in Jaipur.
Indian PM Narendra Modi used his Independence Day speech on August 15 to call for a fundamental change in attitudes towards women in India. DW's Manasi Gopalakrishnan says the speech lacked conviction.
In May 2014, India went to the polls and elected a new prime minister, Narendra Modi, who ran on a platform that promised to boost economic growth and fight corruption.
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