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.
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.
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.
Indian police have made arrests in connection with the alleged kidnapping and gang-rape of a Japanese woman. This is the latest case of sexual violence in India to make international headlines in recent years.
Indians are outraged over police handling of a case involving teenage girls who were gang-raped and hanged from a tree. Legal expert Indira Jaising says the problem lies in a lack of legal and political accountability.
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