Brutal New Delhi Gang Rape Outrages Indians, Spurs Calls for Action

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Brutal New Delhi Gang Rape Outrages Indians, Spurs Calls for Action
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Thu, 12-20-2012 - 2:08am

Indian women protest outside police headquarters in New Delhi on Dec. 19, 2012. The hours-long gang rape and near fatal beating of a student on a bus in New Delhi triggered outrage and anger across the country

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(CNN) -- The men accused in the gang rape and killing of a 23-year-old Indian woman were formally charged with murder, rape and kidnapping in a New Delhi court Thursday, a senior police official said. The attack on the woman, who died from her severe injuries last week, has appalled and enraged many Indians, prompting widespread debate over the way the country handles sexual assaults and the treatment of women in Indian society. Numerous protests have taken place, new laws have been proposed and senior lawyers in the court district where the accused men have been charged say they will not represent them.

Do you think this could be a catalyst for change for women after centuries of entrenched discrimination and violence against them?