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Episode 636 December 4, 2019

What the outrage around the Hyderabad rape fails to address about violence against women

The rape and murder of a 27 year old vet in Hyderabad has made headlines this week, triggering a spate of protests across the country and calls for speedy justice and stricter punishment in Parliament. Over the years, the media attention and protests triggered by high-profile cases such as the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and the Kathua case have spurred laws, the focus on stricter punishment for perpetrators fails to address a systemic problem. On this episode, Telangana correspondent Sreenivas Janyala and Apurva Vishwanath, who reports on matters of law, dissect how the incident is being investigated, protests across the country, the pattern that emerges from such cases, and why demands for death penalty and castration obfuscate from tackling the issue of sexual violence in India.


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What the outrage around the Hyderabad rape fails to address about violence against womenThe rape and murder of a 27 year old vet in Hyderabad has made headlines this week, triggering a spate of protests across the country and calls for speedy justice and stricter punishment in Parliament. Over the years, the media attention and protests triggered by high-profile cases such as the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and the Kathua case have spurred laws, the focus on stricter punishment for perpetrators fails to address a systemic problem. On this episode, Telangana correspondent Sreenivas Janyala and Apurva Vishwanath, who reports on matters of law, dissect how the incident is being investigated, protests across the country, the pattern that emerges from such cases, and why demands for death penalty and castration obfuscate from tackling the issue of sexual violence in India. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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