- by:Amanda Hodge, South Asia Correspondent
- From:The Australian
- August 30, 201312:00AM
But within 24 hours there was no escaping the saturation news coverage of one of the attacks.
Only on day three of that terrible rape's front-page treatment did a single paragraph in one newspaper note the arrest of five men for raping an 18-year-old girl "who begs on the footpaths of south Delhi's Mehrauli".
But it is hard to escape the conclusion this middle-class soul-searching is preoccupied with its own welfare, and that concern for the safety of the women of the country's vast underclass comes a distant second.
That is not to say that people such as Pooja have not benefited from India's heightened focus on violence against women. A year ago, it is difficult to imagine that the gang rape of a low-caste Bengali woman would have stirred too many Delhi police officers into action.