Things seem to have changed, at least temporarily. I counted five checkpoints on a drive post midnight in South Delhi recently. Schools in Delhi, which rely heavily on contract buses have been forced to re-evaluate their choices, because of pressure from parents after this incident. As if this barbaric act wasnít enough to shame us as a society, itís the reactions to the rape that have been truly shameful. To begin with, the squabbling over jurisdiction among police officers while the victim was slowly deteriorating, which we learned only when her friend gave his horrific account of the sequence of events of that night. Tear gassing of harmless protesters. The shutting down of Metro stations, and the entirely futile and hopeless face-saving move of the girl
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