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.
Source: Al Jazeera