India

8:02am

Thu January 3, 2013
The Two-Way

In India, Five Charged With Rape And Murder In Crime That Shocked Nation

Originally published on Thu January 3, 2013 2:27 pm

Protests continue, such as in New Delhi today.
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1:10pm

Sat December 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Anger Swells As Indians Mourn For Rape Victim

Originally published on Sun December 30, 2012 6:49 pm

Protesters hold candles during a rally in New Delhi late Saturday following the death of a woman gang-raped on a bus.
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By Saturday evening, more than 1,000 candles glowed at a somber scene in a central Delhi park as India mourned the death of the young woman whose gang rape two weeks ago shocked the country.

What began 13 days ago with a handful of well-wishers holding a hospital vigil for the rape victim swelled into thousands as a young generation of Indians demanded an end to the culture of violence that produced more than 24,000 cases of rape last year alone.

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3:38pm

Fri December 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Victim Of Brutal Rape In India Dies In Singapore Hospital

Originally published on Sun December 30, 2012 6:51 pm

A woman who survived a brutal gang-rape on a bus in India has died, according to reports. Earlier Friday, hospital officials in Singapore, where the 23-year-old student was being treated, had warned that her condition was worsening.

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2:25pm

Sat December 22, 2012
The Two-Way

'Unprecedented' Public Rage Over Gang Rape In India

Originally published on Sat December 22, 2012 4:25 pm

Protestors are storming central Delhi streets, calling for women's safety following a brutal attack on a young woman last weekend.
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Waves of angry demonstrators were repelled by tear gas and water cannons in New Delhi on Saturday as they marched on the president's residence to protest the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a private bus last weekend.

With cries of "be ashamed," thousands flowed through central Delhi, trying to break through steel barricades as the seesawing battle lasted into the evening. It's the fourth straight day of protests that have shaken the government and taken police aback.

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4:41am

Sat December 22, 2012
Asia

Brutal Rape In India Triggers Widespread Public Anger

Originally published on Wed December 26, 2012 9:40 am

An update on last weekend's rape of a student in New Delhi, an incident which provoked widespread outrage, and calls for a crackdown on sexual violence in India. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Julie McCarthy in India.

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