2nd anniversary of Dec 16: Has anything changed since Nirbhaya?


Today, 16th December 2014, is the second anniversary of the horrific gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old woman that shook the country’s conscience. Tehelka’s Vijay Pandey captures in his lens how the country mourned the death of its brave daughter Nirbhaya who became a symbol of bravery, courage and resistance. The paramedic student fought for her life after trying to resist rape by six in a moving bus, for thirteen days eventually succumbing to her injuries in a Singapore hospital where she was moved for emergency treatment.The brutal incident generated widespread national and international coverage and was condemned, both in India and abroad. Subsequently, public protests against the state and central governments for failing to provide adequate security for women took place in the streets of Delhi, where thousands of protesters clashed with security forces. But has anything changed since the dastardly incident is the question that begs an answer.


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