India Insight

Anti-rape bill goes easy on first-time stalkers, but only if innocent

March 20, 2013

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Making a case for tougher anti-stalking laws

March 20, 2013

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Military personnel who rape in India’s conflict zones should be prosecuted: committee

January 26, 2013

The Justice Verma Committee, set up to review India’s legislation following the brutal gang rape of a student in Delhi last month, released its recommendations on how to make the country safer for women last week.

Delhi rape case: Verma committee report dredges up old stereotypes

January 24, 2013

Like many journalists who follow Indian affairs, I have been digging through the 657 pages of the Verma committee report on rape in India and attitudes toward women in that country. You can read about its main conclusion in our wire story, namely:

In southern Delhi, a slum lives in fear and uncertainty

January 15, 2013

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Know your rights: staying safe in India’s rape capital

January 11, 2013

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Interview: Satisfied with response from police, government: rape victim’s father

January 7, 2013

Five men accused of the rape and murder of the 23-year-old student appeared in court on Monday to hear charges against them.

Banning Bollywood item numbers is no solution

January 2, 2013

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Delhi gang rape victim dies: elsewhere on the web

December 29, 2012

 The 23-year-old woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India died of her injuries on Saturday, prompting a security lockdown in New Delhi and an acknowledgement from the prime minister that social change is needed.