• Friday, August 19, 2022

INDIA

Indian schoolgirls beaten with sticks after protesting sexual harassment

India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey

By: Keerthi Mohan

Thirty-four Indian schoolgirls aged between 12 and 16 were taken to hospital after being beaten with sticks by a group of boys, along with the boys’ mothers and neighbours, who had harassed them earlier in the day, authorities said. The assault happened on Saturday (6) outside a government-run boarding school in the eastern state of Bihar, India, police told Reuters, following a series of sexual assaults across the country that has sparked outrage. India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation…

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