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United Nations condemns Badaun rape-murder

LiveMint logoLiveMint 02-06-2014 PTI

United Nations: The United Nations (UN) has condemned the brutal gang rape and murder of two teenage girls last week in Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Badaun district, calling for immediate action against the perpetrators and to address violence against women across India.

“There should be justice for the families of the two teenage girls and for all the women and girls from lower caste communities who are targeted and raped in rural India. Violence against women is not a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue,” resident coordinator of the UN system in India Lise Grande said. UN chief Ban Ki-moon too had called the recent incidents of violence towards women in India and Pakistan “appalling”.

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