Conflict & Justice

Somber New Year Celebrations in India after Death of Gang Rape Victim

Anger is deepening in India, where residents are holding vigils in memory of a 23-year-old gang rape victim who died this past weekend.

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Ananya Vajpeyi, an associate fellow with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi attended two very different protests on New Year's eve.

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    Students hold candles as they pray during a candlelight vigil for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Ahmedabad December 31, 2012. One of hundreds of attacks reported in New Delhi each year, the gang rape and murder of a medical student caught Indian authorities and political parties flat-footed, slow to see that the assault on a private bus had come to symbolize an epidemic of crime against women. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST EDUCATION)

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    Students hold candles as they pray during a candlelight vigil for a gang rape victim who was assaulted in New Delhi, in Ahmedabad December 31, 2012. One of hundreds of attacks reported in New Delhi each year, the gang rape and murder of a medical student caught Indian authorities and political parties flat-footed, slow to see that the assault on a private bus had come to symbolize an epidemic of crime against women. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST EDUCATION)

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    REUTERS