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    A group of Indian student activists from the City of Bangalore organized an exhibition in a moving bus to raise awareness on sexual assault against women in India after incident of a woman claiming she was raped by a driver of the Uber multinational taxi service company, according to media.

    MOSCOW, December 13 (Sputnik) — A group of Indian student activists from the City of Bangalore organized an exhibition in a moving bus to raise awareness on sexual assault against women in the country amid increasingly occurring incidences of sexual violence, The Hindu newspaper reported Saturday.

    The exhibition was designed by students from the Srishti School of Arts, Design and Technology (SSADT) after an incident of a woman claiming she was raped by a driver of the Uber multinational taxi service company in the capital territory, Delhi, this week.

    “The objective was to go beyond activism and use art creatively to spread the message. Women don’t have to show themselves as Jhansi ki Rani [Indian story of a brave woman] to protect themselves while travelling,” one activist, who made an art essay for the bus exhibit, was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

    The activists called for tougher measures against men who sexually assaulted women saying that they often avoided punishment.

    Sexual violence has been a central concern among Indian communities. This month, the country also commemorates the anniversary of a brutal gang rape in a bus in New Delhi two years ago, which led to the death of the 23-year old female victim.

    According to the Crowd Voice, an international social justice watchdog, every day some 93 women are raped in India with only 23 percent of sexual assault suspects convicted.


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