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Anshritha Rai

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    ...Approximately 77 countries have legally addressed the issue and enacted gender-neutral laws. However, the Indian Parliament has constantly rejected the proposal of gender-neutral sexual harassment laws. In 2015, a woman was arrested for forcefully attempting to have sex with an auto driver. Umesh Prasad, the autorickshaw driver, was lured into her flat and she requested sexual favours from him. In a recent case, a group of five men were arrested for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy. The boy was stripped while a video of the incident was recorded and circulated. The group, who forced the victim to walk naked across the colony, was later arrested. The powerful notion that gender must be viewed as a spectrum, as opposed to an end has unfortunately not yet been fully acknowledged. ...

    Indian Express on Dec. 12, 2016, 12:10 a.m.