Highlights

  • Why is India unsafe for women?
  • High-profile incidents of violence against women rock the nation
  • Crime against women rose 15.3% in 2021

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The India Story | Why is India unsafe for women?

Dalit sisters found hanging in Uttar Pradesh. 16-year-old student burned to death. Convicted rapists garlanded upon early release. Why is India unsafe for women?

Dalit sisters found hanging in UP. A 16-year-old student burned to death. Convicted rapists being garlanded upon early release. A political leader murdered under mysterious circumstances. A tribal woman held captive and tortured for years.

A deluge of high-profile cases of violence against women have recently been in the news, which have again sparked a national conversation about why women in India are so unsafe. In 2021, crime against women in India rose 15.3%. Evidently, what has already been done is not enough.

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On this week’s episode of The India Story, we ask: why is India so unsafe for women? Vikram Chandra discusses with Karuna Nundy, Senior Lawyer, and Lalitha Kumaramangalam, Former Chairperson of the National Commission for Women.

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