The Delhi gang rape sparked widespread public anger. It also reopened the debate about discrimination of women in India. Where the authorities are failing them, many women are now taking matters into their own hands. The fight back has begun.
A popular guru was arrested Saturday by police in north-western India for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman. The second such arrest in the country in recent weeks has triggered fears of more rioting by supporters.
In a country where many still view menstrual blood as a prop for black magic, a team of scientists in India have dared to convince rural women to hand over used sanitary pads to help detect cervical cancer.
Indian sect leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, convicted of raping two female devotees, has been sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison. Authorities increased security amid fears of fresh violence by his followers.
In a village near New Delhi, three women went "mysteriously" unconscious at the same time and woke up to discover their hair was chopped. DW examines the interplay between superstitions and psychological issues in India.
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