Indian police accused of failing rape victims despite reforms
More than five years after a horrific rape sparked promises to empower women in India and reform the handling of sexual assault cases, survivors say they still face harassment when they turn to police for help. Rights groups say police still refuse to file cases against suspected rapists and pressure survivors to settle with their tormentors, despite such misconduct carrying a two-year jail term under the tough new measures. Suvivors are still referred by police to local hospitals for degrading virginity tests, says Jan Sahas, a charity assisting women with legal services.
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