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Outrage over India molestation incident
Video of girl being molested by group of men has sparked angry protests after it was aired by local TV.
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2012 04:46

A video of a gang of men molesting a young girl has sparked angry protests across India after it was aired by a local TV channel.

And while four of the attackers have been apprehended, some activists say the incident highlights how poorly women's rights are taken in this country.

Just this week, a council of village elders in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh - issued a so-called diktat banning women from using mobile phones, and from moving about freely.

Even though local officials have condemned the move as illegal, it's a worrying development in the world's largest democracy.

Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports.

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