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Indian diaspora seeks strong steps against rapists

New Delhi: The Indian diaspora was shaken by the brutal gangrape of a young woman on Dec 16, 2012, and upset over the continuing rapes taking place in the national capital and elsewhere but made
IANS January 07, 2014 19:11 IST
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New Delhi: The Indian diaspora was shaken by the brutal gangrape of a young woman on Dec 16, 2012, and upset over the continuing rapes taking place in the national capital and elsewhere but made the country appear unsafe for women, said members of the Indian diaspora here. It wants the government to take the strictest action against such crimes.

Priti Lamba, who belongs to Toronto, Canada, and is here to attend the 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), said the incident made the Indian diaspora in Toronto very angry.

"When we heard about Damini (the name given to the victim by the media ) we were very upset. All were upset. The way they raped her was very brutal. They (the accused) should get the strongest punishment," said Lamba, who had migrated from Punjab to Canada in 1981 and is the vice president of Association of Women of India in Canada (AWIC) that works among Indian women in Canada.

"There was also another rape case we learnt about after that. The Indian government should take strong steps to prevent such incidents," Lamba told IANS .