Niti Central's discovery

IN Media Watch Briefs | 09/03/2015

Niti Central, the website which describes itself as "bold and right", has put forth an analysis on why rape in India is getting so much international coverage. Why does a rape in a cab in Delhi make it all the way to the New York Times? Particularly since in terms of reported rape India ranks really low globally, at number 94? With the US ranked at no. 14? Because highlighting this aspect of the plight of Indian women helps raise funds for the global evangelical movement. It cites a link to prove its point.

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