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India to post photos, names, addresses and shame rapists: Minister

Published on Dec 27, 2012 10:27 PM
 
Kashmiri Sikh students shout slogans and hold placards as they take part in a protest in Srinagar on Dec 27, 2012, following the rape of a student in the Indian capital on Dec 16, 2012. The Indian government said on Thursday that it will post the photos, names and addresses of convicted rapists on official websites to publicly shame them, in a new measure to combat growing crime against women. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI, (AFP) - The Indian government said on Thursday that it will post the photos, names and addresses of convicted rapists on official websites to publicly shame them, in a new measure to combat growing crime against women.

Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh, India's junior home minister, said the campaign would begin first in New Delhi, where the brutal gang-rape of a student on December 16 by six drunken men has sparked nationwide protests.

"We are planning to start it (the campaign) in Delhi," Singh told reporters, hours after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said women were being treated unfairly in India.

"Photographs, names and addresses of the rapists will be uploaded on the Delhi Police website (http: www.delhipolice.nic.in)," he said.

 
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