Indian govt announces inquiry into Delhi gang-rape

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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New Delhi: Indian government today approved setting up of a Commission of Inquiry to look into the incident of rape and assault on a young woman on 16th December in Delhi and to suggest measures to improve the safety and security of women. 

The one-person Commission will be set up under the Chairmanship of Justice Usha Mehra, retired Judge of the Delhi High Court.

As per a news release, the Commission will submit its report to the Central Government "as soon as possible but not later than three months from the date of its first sitting."

Notably, Delhi's rape figures are far higher than other Indian cities of comparable size. A report released says, Delhi witnesses more rapes than the next five country’s metros put together.

According to official statistics, 572 rapes were reported in Delhi last year. Police say they have registered 635 rape cases this year.
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