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India’s Tribal Councils Under Fire After Gang Rapei
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April 04, 2014 4:18 PM
Two months after a woman was gang raped in eastern India at the orders of a tribal court, the Supreme Court has directed the state of West Bengal to compensate the tribal woman, saying it failed to protect her fundamental rights. The incident not only highlights the continued problem of sexual violence in India, but has led to increased scrutiny of tribal councils and the punishments they are said to dole out. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from West Bengal.

India’s Tribal Councils Under Fire After Gang Rape

Published April 04, 2014

Two months after a woman was gang raped in eastern India at the orders of a tribal court, the Supreme Court has directed the state of West Bengal to compensate the tribal woman, saying it failed to protect her fundamental rights. The incident not only highlights the continued problem of sexual violence in India, but has led to increased scrutiny of tribal councils and the punishments they are said to dole out. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from West Bengal.


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