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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Activists welcome India’s anti-rape law, with caution

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 08:42pm by AFP

    ... the fatal gang-rape of a student on a bus in Delhi sparked nationwide protests. Women’s rights activists hailed the legislation for broadening the definition of sexual assault to include molestation ... fail to register assault or harassment cases filed by women. This will go a long way in ending the culture of shame that surrounds victims of sexual crimes, so they don’t feel afraid ...

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    India's political dynasty flounders 30 years after Indira Gandhi's killing

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:24am by AFP

    ... in Amritsar was taken over by militants. After at least 400 people were killed in the assault, two of her Sikh bodyguards took revenge by shooting her dead in her garden. "She was a very great ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Six arrested over second gang rape of woman on a bus

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... assault against women, after details emerged of the New Delhi attack. Police and prosecutors have outlined how the alleged rapists picked up the student and her male companion in a school bus, ... sexually assaulted the woman with a rusting metal bar, leaving her with severe intestinal injuries, before hurling her out. She died in hospital 13 days later. ...

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    Swiss woman tourist gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh, India

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... trip with her husband in impoverished Madhya Pradesh state when up to eight men attacked the couple on Friday night. The woman was sexually assaulted and the couple were robbed. The attackers ... Delhi in December. Last Monday, Ram Singh, one of six accused on trial over the December assault, was found hanged in his high-security jail cell in New Delhi. Police suspect he hanged himself, ...

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    Hundreds protest in Delhi over sex assault on schoolgirl

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 09:34pm by AFP

    ... outside a New Delhi hospital where a seven-year-old victim of sexual assault was admitted earlier in the day, a police official said. Angry youths hurled stones at buses and police, who then used batons to break up the demonstration outside the hospital which is located in a low-income neighbourhood, India’s NDTV channel reported. “The protesters were angry over the assault on the little ...

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    Film about Indira Gandhi's assassination is blocked

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:47pm by AP

    ... suppression of an insurgency that culminated in an army assault on the Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest shrine. The film, Kaum De Heere, or "Diamonds of the Community", was scheduled ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Punish ‘rape’ fashion shoot photographer, say Delhi victim’s family

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New Delhi 'Rape' fashion shoot shameful, say victim's family An Indian fashion photo series depicting a woman being assaulted on a bus has stirred memories of the fatal gang rape in 2012, outraging the victim's parents and activists who want action against the photographer. The December 2012 attack created upheaval in India, triggering days ...

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    Lawyer blames victim for gang-rape on bus in New Delhi, India

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... the woman and her male companion for the assault. Manohar Lal Sharma said he had never heard of a "respected lady" being raped in India. He said his clients would plead not guilty to all ... of inviting sexual assaults. Sharma said the male companion of the murdered 23-year-old was "wholly responsible" for the incident as the unmarried couple should not have been on the streets ...

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    Gang-rape victim in India speaks to police about ordeal

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... as authorities reacted to violent protests by banning demonstrations in the capital. The victim, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student who had been battling for her life since the assault a week ago, gave ... a statement by her 28-year-old male companion, who was also assaulted and thrown off the suspects' vehicle. "All six men took turns to sexually assault me," the Hindustan Times ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Five Delhi gang-rape suspects charged amid further protests in India

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... with an iron bar on a moving bus on December 16 as she returned from a cinema where she had watched a film with her boyfriend. Protesters have massed in Indian cities daily since the assault to demand ...




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