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
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First Published: Tue, Dec 18 2012. 11 57 PM IST
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
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
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.
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First Published: Tue, Dec 18 2012. 11 57 PM IST
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