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Crimes Against Women in India

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wall Street Journal Asia Editor Paul Beckett talks about how the rape of a young woman in Delhi last December shined a light on the ways women can easily be exploited and abused in a country where, in theory and before the law, men and women have equal rights. He looks at two other stories that highlight this: the 2011 murder of a Catholic nun who was opposed to the expansion of mining in a tribal district and the a young woman duped into leaving her village with three young children. Beckett has collaborated on new Journal e-book: Crimes Against Women: Three Tragedies and the Call for Reform in India.

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Paul Beckett

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Comments [3]

Mia from Manhattan

@ Paul Nelson

Eve-teasing is a euphemism for the day-to-day harassment women experience (comments when passing men, "accidental" or very overt physical contact, etc).

Jun. 11 2013 12:27 PM
Mia from Manhattan

All the stories that make the news seem to be happening in the northern half of the country. What has your guest observed?

Is the situation any better in the South, and if so, what explanations has he heard for that?

Jun. 11 2013 12:13 PM
Paul Nelson from Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.A.

What is "Eve Teasing" in India?

Jun. 11 2013 12:12 PM

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