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Supreme Court of India Orders To Block Rape Videos

In a very welcome move, the Supreme Court of India is acting against the publication and dissemination of rape videos

giovedì 12 giugno 2014

India, ancora stupri e violenza

Un'altra teenager indiana è stata trovata impiccata a un albero in un villaggio dell'India settentrionale, il quarto caso in poche settimane. Il corpo della 19enne è stato ritrovato nella regione di Moradabad, a tre ore di viaggio da Nuova Dehli.


Sempre nell'Uttar Pradesh, una donna ha accusato quattro poliziotti di averla violentata nei locali del commissariato dopo aver rifiutato di pagare una tangente per ottenere il rilascio del marito.

La famiglia della giovane impiccata - riporta la BBC - sostiene che sia stata stuprata, mentre si attendono i risultati dell'autopsia. Ieri un'altra donna, di 44 anni, era stata ritrovata appesa senza vita a una pianta. A fine maggio, lo stupro di gruppo di due cugine di 14 e 15 anni, impiccate poi ad un albero, aveva suscitato la rabbia e le proteste di parte dell'opinione pubblica indiana.

Sempre nell'Uttar Pradesh, una donna ha accusato quattro poliziotti di averla violentata nei locali del commissariato dopo aver rifiutato di pagare una tangente per ottenere il rilascio del marito. L'Uttar Pradesh, sottosviluppato stato del Nord dell'India con 200 milioni di abitanti, è sotto i riflettori in queste ultime settimane per i ripetuti casi di violenza sulle donne, talvolta giustificati dalle stesse autorità. 

India, un'altra donna stuprata e impiccata, è la quarta 12 giugno 2014 


An Indian woman claimed she was gang-raped by four officers at a police station the latest in a string of shocking sex attacks in the troubled state of Uttar Pradesh.
The woman said she had gone to the station overnight on Monday in the state's Hamirpur district to seek her husband's release when she was attacked.
Her claims come hours after another woman was found hanged from a tree near the Nepal border in the same state. 
A police officer said they were questioning five men over the incident, which occurred several miles from her home in Bahraich district.
'They (her husband and son) have alleged that the woman, before being strung up from the tree, was raped and murdered by these men,' district superintendent Happy Guptan said.
Speaking of the latest allegations, the female victim told CNN-IBN: "At 11:30pm when there was no one in the room the sub-inspector took me to his room and raped me inside the police station".
The woman filed a complaint with a senior officer on Wednesday over the attack in Lucknow, which allegedly occurred when she refused to pay a bribe to secure the release of her husband.
The case is the latest in a string of horrific rapes and murders in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, where its chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is under growing political pressure over his handling of law and order.
Late last month, two girls, aged 12 and 14, were gang-raped and lynched in their village. They were attacked after going into a field to relieve themselves at night because they did not have a toilet at home.
Their families refused to cut the bodies down from the tree for hours in protest, saying police had failed to take action against the attackers because the girls were from a low caste.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged all politicians to work together to protect women, in his first comments on the issue since the hanging of the girls sparked public outrage. Modi warned politicians against 'politicising rape', saying they were 'playing with the dignity of women' in his first speech to parliament since sweeping to power at last month's national elections.
India brought in tougher laws last year against sexual offenders after the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi in December 2012, but they have failed to stem the tide of violence against women.



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