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NEW DELHI (Reuters) In one of the most highly anticipated verdicts in Indian legal history, a judge will rule on Tuesday whether four men are guilty of raping a woman on a bus in New Delhi and also murdering her, a charge that could see them cheap Canada Goose hanged if convicted.
Canada Goose online Demonstrators hold placards during a protest in New Delhi December 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
The verdicts cap a seven month trial, often held behind closed doors, that was punctuated dramatically by a fifth defendant hanging himself in his jail cell. Outside the cheap canada goose uk court, the case has sparked a national debate about the treatment of women in the world second most populous country.
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fulfill her last wish, with the help of all the evidence the court has, they must not be spared at any cost. They should be hanged and nothing else, her father said.
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Prosecutors allege that bus cleaner Akshay Kumar Singh, gym instructor Vinay Sharma, fruit seller Pawan Gupta, and unemployed Mukesh Singh lured the woman and a male friend onto the bus on the night of December 16 as the pair returned home from watching a movie at a shopping mall in south Delhi.
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cheap Canada Goose Whatever the verdicts, the case has left uk canada goose outlet an indelible mark on Indian society. Thousands of people took to the streets after the attack to protest against the government poor record of keeping women safe and putting rapists behind bars.
A law passed in March provides for stricter punishments on gender crimes. It punishes repeat rape offenders with death, criminalizes voyeurism and stalking and makes acid attacks, gang rape and trafficking specific offences.
Women rights groups have welcomed the measures but say they do not go far enough, terming them gestures from a government that is still plagued, like much of Indian society, by patriarchal attitudes.
Newspapers and television news stations have stepped up coverage of gender crimes, social media sites are full of debate and even Bollywood stars and cricketers are joining campaigns to promote women safety.
But a random Reuters street survey of about 40 women in New Delhi found that, despite the measures announced by the government, most women do not feel any safer.
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Writing by Ross Colvin, additional reporting by Suchitra Mohanty, Nita Bhalla, Anurag Kotoky, Aditya Kalra and Anuja Jaiman; Editing by John Chalmers and Robert Birsel.