While the 2012 gang rape triggered massive protests and led to the tightening of rape laws in India, some of the reaction to it and the Uber rape blamed the victims, said Sameera Khan, co-author of Why Loiter?
"It's the same blame game every time: why was she out that time of night? Why was she alone? Or who was she with? It's all so hostile, and made out to be the victim's fault," said Khan in Mumbai.
"But why is it okay for women to only be out at certain times or for certain reasons? Why should anyone question a woman's right to be in a public space at any time?"
Read article by Rina Chandran from Thomson Reuters Foundation.