For decades sexual violence against women in India has gone unreported and even when an arrest is made, India's national crime bureau says just 26% of the rape cases end with a conviction.
The brutal gang rape and murder of a 23 year-old woman in New Delhi last month has sparked international outrage and women everywhere are hoping its a catalyst for change.
Among them is Padma Lakshmi. The author and host of "Top Chef" was born in India and still has family there. Lakshmi comes OutFront with Erin Burnett.
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I certainly agreed with most of what Padma Lakshmi said in her interview with Erin Burnett- however her statement that the Indan language Hindi does not have a word for 'rape' is completely incorrect and flawed. I think she has been away from India too long and too distant- it would have been ok if she was not aware of it- but there most certainly is a word and to openly say something that is blatantly incorrect based on her complete ignorance somehow portrays a very flawed picture. So Erin to set the record straight there is indeed a word and description that exists in Hindi for the heinous act. Please acknowledge and correct that
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