New Delhi: India’s Parliament on Tuesday saw calls for the death penalty for crimes such as the gang-rape and assault of a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in New Delhi on Sunday. The Union home minister has agreed to set up a task force headed by the home secretary on measures to ensure the safety of women in the national capital. Here’s what a breakdown of nationwide data on crime against women reveals.
Every hour, two women are raped in India, data shows
Parliament sees calls for death penalty for crimes such as the gang-rape of a woman in a moving bus in Delhi
Women activists stage a protest in New Delhi on Tuesday condemning the gang-rape of the 23-year-old student on a city bus. Photo: PTI
Updated: Wed, Dec 19 2012. 01 11 PM IST