Indian-Americans hold candle light vigil for Delhi gangrape victim

Delhi gangrape

It noted that police banned protests in Raisina Hills and closed roads leading to the area, fearing a possible repeat of the furious, large-scale demonstrations that occurred last weekend. It also mentioned that 10 metro stations were ordered closed.

In an editorial, The New York Times said India must work on changing a culture in which women are routinely devalued.

"Many are betrothed against their will as child brides, and many suffer cruelly, including acid attacks and burning, at the hands of husbands and family members," it said.

"India, a rising economic power and the world's largest democracy, can never reach its full potential if half its population lives in fear of unspeakable violence," the daily

said.

"This reprehensible crime reflects an alarming trend in India, which basks in its success as a growing business and technological mecca but tolerates shocking abuse of women," it said.

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