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On 16 December 2012 six men abused and raped a female student in New Delhi. Their victim is now dead. The unbelievable brutality of the attack has unleashed a nation-wide debate. But that’s not enough. Now, after the death of the 23-year-old student, the young, urban middle class in particular is out on the streets. Many are demanding the death penalty for the six imprisoned rapists, one of whom is a minor. And many are also urging the state to finally do something to better protect women. India’s urban middle class views the state as void of ideas, deeply corrupt and unable to act – as a way for those in power to enrich themselves.
Date04.01.2013 | 10:02
There is a lot common between Pakistan and India, after all the two nations have hundreds of years of shared history. But while partition of British India in 1947 gave India and Pakistan separate identities, 65 years later, the two nations are still striving to achieve a major goal: the protection of their women citizens from rape.
While activists in Pakistan mourned the recent killing of nurses carrying out a polio vaccination programme, the gang-rape of a 23-year-old medical student in a Delhi bus on December 16 has shaken the Indian nation and touched what the International Herald Tribune called the “deepest chord of discontent”.
Date03.01.2013 | 14:39
Ray Charles sings “No more, No more” on my sound system as I try to take in my daily dose of facebook and realize that all my friends are posting pictures of some twenty men, faces circled in red. “Another terrorist attack in Delhi?”, I ask myself. “Guwahati”, I read under the photo. “Ah, ULFA it must be”, I tell myself, thinking about the separatist organization that has been a controversial issue for some decades now. But what has really happened?
Date16.07.2012 | 6:19
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