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4 years after Nirbhaya, Delhi rapes triple; police reforms fail

Rapes reported in Delhi have increased 200% since 2012, the year Nirbhaya was raped, setting in motion mass protests, political promises and efforts at reform

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Four years after the December 16, 2012, gang-rape of a physiotherapy student that India knows as Nirbhaya, the administrative overhaul promised is fading, according to our investigation of the reform process that was to make women in India's capital safer. The holes in police reform, and the slow progress to fill them One of the important changes to the law recommended by the Verma Commission tasked with reforms post Nirbhaya was that female officers should record crimes against women and handle their statements. Since that meant more female officers, the government had ...

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First Published: Fri, August 12 2016. 14:58 IST
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