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Kiran Bedi: Protests show 'what new India wants'


The brutal gang rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi last month has prompted India to confront a disturbing truth - the country is failing to protect women from sexual violence.

Kiran Bedi has seen the problem close up - she was the most senior female police officer in the Indian Police Service when she retired. She says the reaction and protests after the attack show what 'new India wants'.

You can watch the full interview on the BBC News Channel on Wednesday 16 January at 04:30 GMT and Thursday 17 January at 00:30 GMT and on BBC World News on Wednesday 16 January at 04:30, 09:30, 14:30 and 21:30 GMT.

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