Protesters hold candles and a banner as they participate in a candle light procession calling for justice following the recent rape and murder case of a 27-year-old veterinary surgeon in Hyderabad, India. Photo: AFP

Outrage and protests in India over latest horrific murder-rape case

  • A 27-year-old veterinary surgeon was gang-raped and murdered before being burned, in the latest case to shock India
  • Protests have spread from Hyderabad to other cities, as well as online, as women share their fears for their safety
Topic |   India

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Protesters hold candles and a banner as they participate in a candle light procession calling for justice following the recent rape and murder case of a 27-year-old veterinary surgeon in Hyderabad, India. Photo: AFP
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A man walks past graffiti on female empowerment in Mumbai in December 2017. In 2018, Indian women joined those across the world in sharing their stories of being sexually harassed under the hashtag #MeToo. Photo: AFP
Akanksha Singh
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Opinion

Akanksha Singh

#MeToo in India has moved beyond Bollywood to a broader conversation about the roots of sexual harassment

  • While there has been a backlash against Indian women sharing their experiences of being sexually harassed and the country’s sociocultural complexity makes it hard to evaluate the impact of the movement, it’s clear something has changed

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A man walks past graffiti on female empowerment in Mumbai in December 2017. In 2018, Indian women joined those across the world in sharing their stories of being sexually harassed under the hashtag #MeToo. Photo: AFP
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