Mob molestations bring outrage in India
Mob molestations bring outrage in IndiaWill women's rights advance in the world's largest democracy?
Despite India's booming economy, women have not seen their fortunes rise with the rest of the country's population. A recent report from world gender experts listed India as the most difficult to live in out of the world's 20 wealthiest nations. The United Nations has also called discrimination against women "systemic", from the family and the workplace to the state itself.
A recent viral video of a mob molestation brought gender inequity to the forefront. The outrage caused by the incident was not directed entirely at the attackers; one government official suggested that women should be careful about their dress for fear of sexual violence.
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