India 'victim-shaming' row after judges bail rapists

India 'victim-shaming' row after judges bail rapists

A recent Indian court order suspending the jail terms of three young men guilty of gang-rape and blackmail stands out for being regressive, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi.
A two-judge bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court awarded bail to three law students from the elite Jindal Global Law School who had been convicted by a lower court in March for blackmailing and gang-raping a fellow student.
Hardik Sikri and Karan Chhabra were sentenced to 20 years in prison, while their friend Vikas Garg was handed a seven-year term. They were all also found guilty of other crimes and given... read more

26 September 2017 in World News, Views: 78
Source: BBC

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