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Authorities charge 5 in New Delhi gang rapeBy RAVI NESSMAN and ASHOK SHARMA NEW DELHI
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To try to rectify that, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde announced a special recruitment drive for women police officers Thursday and ordered every police station in the capital to be staffed by at least nine female officers to make them more attentive to women’s needs. 9 Females police officers? This does sound like a step in the right direction for India!! Also the father of the rape victim wanting the DEATH PENALTY, sounds very, very good!
In a sign attitudes might be changing, and that even powerful men are being held accountable, police in the northeastern state of Assam arrested a leader of the ruling Congress party Thursday on accusations he raped a woman in a village in the early hours of the morning. Footage on Indian television showed the extraordinary scene of local women surrounding the man, ripping off his shirt and repeatedly slapping him across the face. Police said the man, Bikram Singh Brahma, was visiting the village of Santipur on the Bhutan border when he entered a woman’s house and raped her at 2 a.m. Amid the screams, villagers ran to the home and captured the man, said G.P. Singh, a senior police officer in the area.
Amazing that a politician would try this with all the heat on the current situation. Old attitudes die hard it seems, but change is in effect and the Women are holding their ground.