Delhi rape case: US asks to continue fight for women`s rights

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 10:19

Washington: The US on Tuesday said the gang-rape of a student in New Delhi is a powerful and urgent reminder to continue fight against gender-based violence and for women`s rights in India and around the world.

"Like so many in India, we were horrified to learn of the recent violent assault on a young woman and her companion in New Delhi," State Department spokesperson Patrick Ventrell said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and her family," he said.
"This incident is a powerful and urgent reminder that we must all continue the fight against gender-based violence and for women`s rights in India and around the world," Ventrell said in response to a question on the Delhi incident.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 10:18

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