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Latest update : 2013-01-11

Indian women take safety into their own hands

Between 1990 and 2008, the number of rapes recorded in India more than doubled, although official figures are hard to calculate, since the police often refuse to register complaints. In the state of Uttar Pradesh, a group of women have already taken matters into their own hands. Over six years, the movement has inspired many and today the group has over 20,000 members - many of whom are not afraid to resort to violence.

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