Long-term approach to the menace of rape in India
By Thongkholal Haokip
The gang rape of a photo journalist in Mumbai once again bewilder and outrage India. The media fraternity even takes it as an attack on the media. This is not the first time that such incident shakes the nation’s conscience. The gang rape of a young woman at Munirka in Delhi on 16 December 2012, who later succumbed to death, resulted in widespread public protests and condemnation leading to the passage of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, commonly known as the anti-rape bill, in April 2013 which amended various laws related to sexual offences. The 22 August Mumbai gang rape incident reopens the discourse on rape and reforms of laws related to sexual offences in India.