By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — What was meant as a gesture of respect toward women ended up reminding India that it needed to improve female representation in politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for only female lawmakers to address the Indian parliament on International Women’s Day included silence — because there […]
No release for three of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers
By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – India’s top court on Thursday stopped the Tamil Nadu state government from releasing three of the seven prisoners serving life sentences for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a lawyer said.
Condition of raped 5-year-old Indian girl improves
By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI, India (AP) — The condition of a 5-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped, and tortured by a man and then left alone in a locked room in India’s capital for two days has improved, a doctor said Sunday, April 21 as protests continued over the authorities’ […]
Indian gang rapists charged with murder
By Staff The Associated Press NEW DELHI, India — Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped a woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country.