2012 Delhi gang rape

Gang rape, torture, and murder incident in India

The 2012 Delhi gang rape case involved a rape and fatal assault that occurred on 16 December 2012 in Munirka, a neighbourhood in South Delhi. The incident took place when a 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern Jyoti Singh was beaten, gang raped, and tortured in a private bus in which she was travelling with her friend, Awindra Pratap Pandey. There were six others in the bus, including the driver, all of whom raped the woman and beat her friend. Eleven days after the assault she was transferred to a hospital in Singapore for emergency treatment but died two days later. The incident generated widespread national and international coverage and was widely condemned, both in India and abroad. Subsequently, public protests against the state and central governments for failing to provide adequate security for women took place in New Delhi, where thousands of protesters clashed with security forces. Similar protests took place in major cities throughout the country. Since Indian law does not allow the press to publish a rape victim's name, the victim was widely known as Nirbhaya, meaning "fearless", and her struggle and death became a symbol of women's resistance to rape around the world.

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The President had rejected the mercy petition of Mukesh Singh on January 17.
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Uttar Pradesh prison authorities have confirmed that Pawan Jallad from Meerut will be the designated hangman on the day of the execution.
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A Delhi court judge who issued death warrants for all four convicts in Nirbhaya case has been transferred to the Supreme court registry.
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The Supreme Court on Thursday said the finality of death sentence is extremely important and a convict should not be under the impression, as recent events..
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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected death row prisoner Pawan Gupta’s claim that he was a juvenile at the time of the crime in December 2012 and said it was..
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Nirbhaya's father on Saturday said senior lawyer Indira Jaising should be "ashamed" of herself for suggesting pardon for the four death row convicts in his..
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"I met her many times over the years in Supreme Court, not even once has she asked for my well being and today she is speaking for the convicts. Such people earn..
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Senior advocate Indira Jaising urged the mother of Nirbhaya to pardon the men on death row who were convicted for the 2012 gang rape of her daughter. Jaising..
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Hours after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy plea of death row convict Mukesh Kumar Singh in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, a Delhi..
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New date for execution of 4 Nirbhaya rape convicts.
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New date for execution of 4 Nirbhaya rape convicts.
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The Union home ministry on Friday forwarded to President Ram Nath Kovind the mercy petition of one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case, recommending..
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