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India, a country best known today for its rising economic might, is the worst place to be a woman. On Sunday, 25 July 2016, an Israeli woman was gang-raped in Manali, India. The incident is a gruesome...
India is currently enjoying a 'demographic dividend', which means it has a higher labour force than the population dependent on it. While this may appear a reason for blissful complacency, it must be remembered that by the latter half of the century India will have an increasingly aging population, yet the country lacks a social security net adequate for the needs of its people.
A whole two years after the shocking Delhi gang rape, why have things not changed? If even such a horrific act could not change the situation, what will it take for India to adjust its attitude towards its women?