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Gangrape: US asks to continue fight for women's rights

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First published: December 25, 2012, 5:40 AM IST | Updated: December 25, 2012
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Gangrape: US asks to continue fight for women's rights
The US said the gangrape of a student in New Delhi is a powerful and urgent reminder to continue fight against gender-based violence.

Washington: The US on Monday said the gangrape of a student in New Delhi is a powerful and urgent reminder to continue fight against gender-based violence and for women's rights in India and around the world.

"Like so many in India, we were horrified to learn of the recent violent assault on a young woman and her companion in New Delhi," State Department spokesperson Patrick Ventrell said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and her family," he said. "This incident is a powerful and urgent reminder that we must all continue the fight against gender-based violence and for women's rights in India and around the world," Ventrell said in response to a question on the Delhi incident.

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