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India Protests: Rapists To Be Named Online
The names, addresses and photographs of convicted rapists will be posted online by police in India to publicly shame them for their crimes.
Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh, the country's junior home minister, said the measure would begin in New Delhi, where a 23-year-old woman was assaulted by six men as she travelled on a bus in the city.
"We are very serious about dealing with the problem and taking all possible action as early as possible," he said.
The victim of the gang-rape in New Delhi on December 16 has been flown to Singapore for treatment for severe internal injuries.
Police said six people had been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attack.
Meanwhile, the son of the Indian president has been criticised by his sister, after he described women who took part in mass protests in the wake of the assault as being middle-aged and covered in makeup.
Abhijit Mukherjee said some of the demonstrators were "dented and painted" - a phrase used by mechanics who mask damaged bodywork and rust on second-hand vehicles with a thick coating of paint.
"These pretty women ... have no contact with ground reality," Mukherjee, who is also a member of parliament, told a regional television news channel.
Mr Mukherjee's critics included his sister Sharmishtha, who described his comments as "a bit of a shocker" and said her father, President Pranab Mukherjee, also disapproved.
"It is definitely something that we as a family don't agree with," she told the NDTV network.
"It's not just one protest, it's accumulated rage over the way women are being treated, raped, molested ... my father is absolutely with me on this."
Mr Mukherjee later apologised, saying he had not intended "to hurt anyone".
The Indian government has set up two committees in response to the protests.
The first will look at speeding up sexual assault trials while the second will investigate what can be done to improve women's safety.