Indian police respond to sex-crimes criticism

New Delhi police introduce reforms after being accused of mistreating or ignoring victims of sex crimes.

    Indian police have launched several initiatives in light of the criticism against them after the rape and murder of a student in 2012.

    The gang rape of the medical student six months ago led to public anger and days of protests.

    Much of it was directed at the police, who were accused of mistreating or ignoring victims of sex crimes.

    Now the police say they are working to change their image and address the public's concerns by sensitising their police corps and initiating reforms.

    Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from New Delhi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.