- Dozens of women protested in New Delhi, India, on Thursday after a court ordered the release of 11 Hindu men who gang-raped a pregnant Muslim woman and killed seven of her family members in 2002.
- Activists at the protest held signs that read “Protecting rapists and penalizing victims” and “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” as they directed their outrage toward the state government.
- “How can justice for any woman end like this?” the rape victim reportedly wrote in a statement released on Wednesday. “Give me back my right to live without fear and in peace.”
Dozens of women have spoken up against the release of 11 Hindu men who gang-raped a pregnant Muslim woman in India in 2002.
Activists gathered in New Delhi to protest on Thursday after a court on Monday ordered the release of the Hindu men who sexually assaulted Bilkis Bano, a then-21-year-old pregnant Muslim woman, and killed seven of her family members.
- A married 20-year-old Indian woman was abducted from her home in Karkardooma, New Delhi and then tortured and raped in what authorities described as a “revenge attack.”
- The rape survivor was reportedly blamed for the death of 16-year-old Ayush Nahariya, who died by suicide in November 2021 after the woman reportedly rejected his advances. His family blamed the victim, a mother of a 2-year-old, for Nahariya’s death.
- Male family members allegedly raped the young woman while female members cheered them on. The victim was later paraded outside with a shaved head, a tarred face and a garland of discarded slippers hanging from her neck.
- A total of 12 people, including eight women and three minors, have been arrested so far. Police also filed a complaint against three additional men for sexual harassment, physical assault and criminal intimidation charges on Saturday.
Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of violence and sexual assault that some readers may find disturbing.
New Delhi police have arrested a total of 12 people, including eight women and three minors, for the beating and parading of a gang-rape survivor in India’s capital last week.
A new contender has beaten China for the worst air pollution; India is now home to the 10 most polluted cities in the world.
According to the Economic Times, the problem lies in India’s struggle to pull together a national plan of action like China did back in 2016.
India plans to have all cars sold in the country to be electric-powered by 2030 in an effort to combat air pollution, lowering the country’s cost of importing fuel and running vehicles.
“We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way,” Coal and Mines Minister Piyush Goyal said at the Confederation of Indian Industry Annual Session 2017 in New Delhi, according to the Independent.
The National Green Tribunal in India has passed a law banning the use of all forms of disposable plastic including cutlery, bags and cups in the National Capital Territory area of Delhi.
The ban, which came into effect at the beginning of January, was introduced after complaints of illegal mass burning of plastic and other waste at three local dumping sites — Okhla, Gazipur and Bhalswa — that supposedly operate as waste-to-energy plants, according to the Independent.