Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Delhi gang-rape survivor 'Amanat' being flown to Singapore tonight for treatment.(NDtv).The 23-year-old medical student, who has been fighting for her life in a Delhi hospital since she was raped by six men on a moving bus 10 days ago, is being flown to Singapore for medical treatment.
The student was moved to the airport today from a hospital in Delhi in an ambulance belonging to super-specialty hospital Medanta located in Gurgaon near Delhi.
A passport and visa was arranged for her today by the government. For the first time today, doctors attending to Amanat (NOT her real name) failed to share a medical bulletin on her condition, usually telecast live on news channels. Across the country, thousands of people have been following those bulletins, telecast live on TV channels, hoping that the girl, described as a fighter by her doctors, is improving.
The sheer scale and bare-facedness of Amanat's assault wounded India which responded with punishing anger and the determination to impel change. In Bangalore, there were candlelight vigils for her; in Kolkata, special prayers were offered at a mosque; and in Delhi, the weekend saw seething protesters, many of them students, making their agenda clear.
What the protesters want is stricter anti-rape laws and better policing in a city considered egregiously unsafe for women.
The government, which has mishandled the protests on multiple fronts, eventually announced that an expert team of judges will review criminal laws to consider enhanced punishment for sexual assault crimes.
Another committee was announced today to review the chain of events that led to the attack on Amanat; it will assign responsibility for lapses and suggest ways to improve security for women.Read and see the full story here.
Posted by Will at 12:57 PM