GN Bureau | December 18, 2012
The Sunday night incident when a 23-year-old woman was gangraped in a moving bus in Delhi is a grim reminder of how vulnerable a woman is in the absence of stringent laws which act as a deterrent. With conviction rate remaining abysmally low, even if a victim approaches for justice, either it is the long procedure of justice which takes a toll on the victim or even if justice is done the convict is set free after a time. In both the situations, there is no concrete deterrent for rape incidents.
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