A fortnight ago a girl got molested and raped in a bus in Delhi. This violent act caused an outcry throughout India, demanding the six perpetrators that were arrested to be sentenced to death.
On December 29, the girl died of her injuries in Singapre, turning the six men into murderers and causing new demonstrations in major cities in India. I was at the big demonstration at Gantar Mantar, Delhi. People not only ask for justice just for this case. The are demanding new laws and new ways to ensure women are safer in the streets of Delhi. As one third of Indian women has at least once been mentally or physically abused in their life.
Update: Hearings in court started today (Thursday 3-1-2013). Lawyers refused to defend the offenders. Prosecutor is likely to go for the death penalty with five of the men. The sixth one is possibly a minor (17 years), but this is still under investigation.
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