Year after gangrape protests, bit of empowerment but lot to be done

RapeIn Delhi, rapes reported more than doubled, from 590 in 2012 to 1,330 this year, suggesting either that more women are speaking out or that the police are turning fewer of them away. (PTI)

In Delhi, rapes reported more than doubled, from 590 in 2012 to 1,330 this year, suggesting either that more women are speaking out or that the police are turning fewer of them away.  

"Last year's movement seems to have empowered more people to speak out against sexual violence," said Kavita Krishnan, secretary of the All India Progressive Women's Association, but added that the judicial system continues to fail them.

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