01 Aug '11, 2am

Pictures: Hundreds of protesters gather in New Delhi for India's first 'Slut Walk'

Pictures: Hundreds of protesters gather in New Delhi for India's first 'Slut Walk'

There were no short skirts, fishnet stockings or lingerie on display that were the staple of other global 'Slut Walk' marches, as hundreds gathered in India's capital yesterday to protest against sexual violence against women. -- PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI - HUNDREDS of protesters took to the streets of New Delhi for India's first 'Slut Walk' on Sunday, to protest against an alarming rise in sexual assault cases and the growing sense of insecurity among women. The event condemned the notion widely held in this traditional society that a woman's appearance can explain or excuse rape and sexual harassment. In India, public sexual taunting or even groping of women - locally known as 'Eve teasing' - is common. While millions of women in India now work outside their homes as the economy continues to register strong growth, the country is still largely conservative. Perha...

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