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Five men charged with murder in Indian gang rape case

Five men charged with murder in Indian gang rape case | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

By now, you’ve probably heard that the young woman who was brutally raped on a bus in New Delhi two weeks ago died from her injuries. Today, five of her attackers have officially been charged with murder, rape, and other crimes and could face the death penalty.

Public protests have continued throughout India since the woman’s death. As Nilanjana Roy writes, in a country world where violence against women is routine, there is occasionally “one that gets through the armour that we build around ourselves” and comes to be a symbol–a reason to say “enough.” It seems this case could be that tipping point in India.

The protests are inspiring–but they’re only the beginning. Hopefully, Indian women’s rights activists will continue to be able to channel this widespread public outrage–which has ensured this case has been handled far more promptly than most rape cases in the country–into demands that go beyond bandaid solutions and the death penalty for these specific perpetrators–and get to the heart of the problem.

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