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|Sunday, December 30, 2012|
India charges six suspects with murder after death of gang rape victim
Max Slater at 1:57 PM ET
India has been the focal point of several recent controversies concerning the issues of rape and sexual rights. Last week India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [official profile] called for peace [JURIST report] after a protest over sexual violence resulted in a clash between protesters and police. In February the Indian Supreme Court heard additional arguments [JURIST report] challenging the decriminalization of homosexual intercourse. In 2009, the Delhi High Court decriminalized homosexual conduct[JURIST report] by declaring India's anti-sodomy law unconstitutional. In 2008, the UN found significant evidence that Indian peacekeeping troops committed sex-crimes[JURIST report] while stations with the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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