New Delhi: The horrific incident of December 16 gang rape of a 23-year-old paramedical student has not only sparked outrage in India but has also figured prominently in the discussions at United Nations.

 “The tragic incident of gang rape has ignited the public outrage not only in India but also around the world,” Michele Bachelet, Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women, said at the first regular session of UN Women Executive Board that began on Wednesday.

Bachelet also mentioned the gang rape case of a 16-year-old girl in Ohio and the tragic attack on Pakistan’s education activist, Malala Yousafzai during her address and called the members to be committal to address the serious issue urgently.

“UN Women will take necessary measures to end violence against women in all its forms. We look forward to the upcoming 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, where crime against women will be discussed with priority,” she said.

Meanwhile, Indian government assured the global forum that the accused will be brought to speedy justice and stern action will be taken against them.


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