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.
Indian's Supreme Court has granted two young men convicted of a fatal gang-rape a stay of execution. The attack on a 23-year-old student in 2012 shocked the country, triggering street demonstrations and tougher laws.
The latest rape cases involving foreign women in India have cast the country's record on sexual violence back into the spotlight. Violence against women is entrenched in Indian society. There are many reasons for this.
Despite stricter regulation on violence against women, public outrage over sexual crimes is still palpable in India. The stringent laws passed over the year haven't yet proved to be an active deterrent.
On his visit to India, German President Gauck has criticized violence against women and the situation of homosexuals in the South Asian country. Civil society activists say Germany’s support will help their struggle.
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