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Gang rape order revives scrutiny of India village councils

| Jan 26, 2014

Gang rape order revives scrutiny of India village councils

In the hours after her 6-year-old daughter was kidnapped, screaming in terror as she was dragged away from home, Rimaila Awungshi appealed for help from the most powerful authority she knew: the council of elders in her rural Indian village. In her anguish, Awungshi ...