Crime

Brutal country for women

Print edition : January 03, 2020

At a flash mob protest against rape and violence against women, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on December 7. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Family members and relatives carry the mortal remains of the Unnao rape victim for cremation under tight security at Unnao on December 8. Photo: Nand Kumar/PTI

At the site where the burnt body of the 27-year-old woman was found by a passer-by in Shadnagar near Hyderabad on December 6. Photo: Mahesh Kumar A./AP

The recent incidents of rape and murder in Hyderabad and Unnao highlight the alarming rise in violent crimes against women in a country that celebrates hyper-masculine nationalism and vows to protect the honour of Mother India.
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