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'Watching the video of a girl begging her assailants to let her go was chilling,' says student protester

A groundswell of student protests have erupted in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu after videos showing sexual assaults on college girls were posted on the internet.

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Leaked video and audio recordings, police bungling, and alleged political interference have led to thousands taking to the streets, demanding justice for the survivors.

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A wave of student protests rocked in Tamil Nadu on Thursday after a number of videos showing sexual assaults on college girls were posted online.

Outrage increased after police said the footage was part of wider plot by a group of men to befriend college students on social media, meet them to commit sexual assaults, and then use the video footage to blackmail victims.

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We are writing to express our grave concern over the missing of environmental rights defender Mr. Mugilan from Chennai after he addressed a press conference where he alleged the role of police officials in Thoothukudi police firing.

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Student protests rock India's southern state of Tamil Nadu on Thursday

CHENNAI: A wave of student protests rocked India's southern state of Tamil Nadu on Thursday after a number of videos showing sexual assaults on college girls were posted online.

Outrage increased after police said the footage was part of wider plot by a group of men to befriend college students on social media, meet them to commit sexual assaults, and then use the video footage to blackmail victims.

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Students took to the streets in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India after several videos that showed sexual assaults on college girls were posted online.

A throng of women's rights campaigners demanded the authorities on March 14 to quickly investigate the assaults and also provide protection to the victims. Many of the victims in the videos have since been identified based on the footage.

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The number of crimes against women reported to police in India rose by 83 percent from 2007 to 2016

By Anuradha Nagaraj

CHENNAI, India, March 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A wave of student protests rocked India's southern state of Tamil Nadu on Thursday after a number of videos showing sexual assaults on college girls were posted online.

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Protests erupt in India after series of videos showing college girls being gang-raped and begging to be freed are posted online by blackmailers


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NGO forms all-women panel to inquire case

Madurai: An all-women independent high-level committee comprising retired bureaucrats, police officers, lawyers and members of the civil society has been constituted by the human rights NGO, People’s Watch to inquire into the Pollachi sexual abuse case. 

 

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Demands High Court-monitored investigation

Madurai-based human rights organisation People’s Watch has decided to form a high-level committee comprising eminent women from civil society to conduct an enquiry into the Pollachi sexual abuse case.

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