Anyone who witnessed the rage that spilled over Delhi streets following the gang-rape and death of a medical student would be foolish to treat the issue of women’s safety lightly. This is especially true if you happen to be a political party competing for Delhi’s vote.
Despite tall claims made by the government in the aftermath of the gang-rape, not much seems to have changed. Over the next month, Hindustan Times will assess the situation in the national capital regarding the safety and security of women.
The gang rape of a young medical student in Delhi last December shook the conscience of the nation. The police, in particular, faced scathing criticism.
It’s been a long year for the young woman’s family, whose lives changed irrevocably that cold December night. HT speaks to her father about how the family is coping and whether women are any safer in the country.
One of the accused in the 23-year-old woman’s gangrape case was remanded to 12 days’ judicial custody by a Delhi court on Tuesday.
A Delhi court on Wednesday issued notices to the Delhi Police and DMRC, following the application of two brothers who have been allegedly charged for the death of constable Subhash Chand Tomar during the India Gate protests. The two are among the six charged for Tomar's death.
The Delhi police will soon launch a special drive for recruiting female constables and officers and appoint more women personnel in police stations to instill confidence among women.
Foreign minister Salman Khurshid and home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde declared on Friday that the decision to send the Delhi gangrape victim to Singapore had been taken on medical advice, and not because of any political consideration.
Doctors from Medanta-the Medicity who flew with the gangrape victim to Singapore on Wednesday returned to India around 9.30pm. Jaya Shroff Bhalla reports.
Addressing the growing public outrage over crimes against women, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Friday asked his party leaders and cadre to aggressively tackle the issue.
The young woman whose rape and torture by six hoodlums on a Delhi bus shook a nation’s conscience died early on Saturday, triggering a wave of grief and declarations of resolve not to let her loss go in vain.
PM Manmohan Singh today condoled the death of the Delhi gangrape victim and expressed the hope that the entire political class and civil society will set aside narrow sectional interests and agenda to make India a safer place to live in. Full text of PM message