Indian film tackles rape crisis

Oct 6, 2013

Indian film tackles rape crisis

As India debates how to halt a rising tide of violence against women, two filmmakers are tackling the subject head-on with a Bollywood movie called “Kill the Rapist?” The film was inspired by the fatal gang rape of a student in the capital, New ...

Sep 1, 2013

Studious victim had high hopes

The 23-year-old rape victim whose assault and death shook India and captured the attention of the world was the daughter of an airport baggage handler who was studying hard and who harbored big ambitions. She enrolled four years ago on a physiotherapy course in ...

Indian activists push for clean cities

Apr 29, 2013

Indian activists push for clean cities

As more Indians travel the world and their country’s growing economy and population gain more global attention, they are increasingly embarrassed about one of India’s dirtiest features: its cities. It is not uncommon to see piles of putrefying garbage lying along the streets in ...

7-year-old girl raped in Delhi school

Mar 3, 2013

7-year-old girl raped in Delhi school

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police Friday outside a New Delhi hospital where a 7-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted at school was admitted earlier in the day, police said. Angry youths hurled stones at buses and police, who then used batons to break ...

Jan 11, 2013

Delhi gang-rape confessions 'coerced'

A defense lawyer accused Indian police Thursday of beating confessions out of the five men charged with murdering and gang-raping a young student aboard a bus in New Delhi as they were due to appear in court again. Speaking before a hearing at which ...

Jan 10, 2013

Two to plead not guilty in Delhi rape

Two of the five men accused of gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in New Delhi last month will plead not guilty, their lawyer said. “They will plead not guilty to all charges,” M.L. Sharma, who said he represents Mukesh ...