31 Jul '11, 4am

Hundreds expected to attend India's first 'Slut Walk', aimed at protesting rising number of sexual assault cases

Hundreds expected to attend India's first 'Slut Walk', aimed at protesting rising number of sexual assault cases

Hundreds were expected to attend the rally in New Delhi organised by 19-year-old journalism student Umang Sabarwal (above), who says it is time for Indian women to speak out. -- PHOTO: AP NEW DELHI - DEMONSTRATORS in India's capital were due to hold the country's first 'Slut Walk' on Sunday to protest at an alarming rise in sexual assault cases and the growing sense of insecurity among women. Hundreds were expected to attend the rally in New Delhi organised by 19-year-old journalism student Umang Sabarwal, who says it is time for Indian women to speak out. 'Slut Walks', which have become a global phenomenon to protest against sexual violence, see women march dressed in skimpy clothing to challenge the mindset that victims of sexual assault should be blamed for the crimes against them. 'In India, no matter what we wear, even if we are covered head to toe in a sari or a burq...

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