Unsafe territory

The safety of women in Delhi and in India as a whole is at the heart of the protests in the capital
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First Published: Tue, Dec 25 2012. 10 11 PM IST
Students protest against last week’s gang-rape in New Delhi. Photo: Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times
Students protest against last week’s gang-rape in New Delhi. Photo: Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times
Delhi has been rocked by protests against the rape of a woman in the past few days. The safety of women in the capital and in India as a whole is at the heart of these protests. According to government data on crimes
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against women, the worst maltreatment is at the hands of family. Rape, molestation and sexual harassment put together come second. Further, while crimes against women are on the rise, the record of investigation, trial and conviction has worsened in some cases.
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First Published: Tue, Dec 25 2012. 10 11 PM IST
More Topics: Delhi gang rape | women | protests | rape | dowry |
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