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Sexual Harassment & Misconduct

Union minister M J Akbar (L), who is facing allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists, at his residence in New Delhi.

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Former Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta stands for photographs outside a media house in Mumbai.

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An Indian women holds a banner during a protest against sexual harassment in the workplace in New Delhi, India

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Indian women participate in a protest against sexual harassment in the workplace in New Delhi, India

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An Indian woman holds a banner during a protest against sexual harassment in the workplace in New Delhi.

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Activists of Congress party’s women’s wing shout slogans against Bollywood actor Nana Patekar during a protest in support of former Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta in Mumbai

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Bollywood actor Preity Zinta arrives for a hearing on the 2014 molestation case against Ness Wadia, at Bombay High Court in Mumbai

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Bollywood actor Nana Patekar reacts while talking to the media in Mumbai

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Bollywood actor Nana Patekar reacts while talking to the media in Mumbai

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In this June 2009 photo made available to the Associated Press, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured with Kathryn Mayorga in Rain Nightclub in Las Vegas. A lawyer for Mayorga, who is alleging that Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas in 2009 said her client was "emotionally fragile" and agreed to an out-of-court financial settlement nine years ago because then she never wanted her name made public. Mayorga filed a lawsuit last week in state court seeking to void the agreement she signed while accepting $375,000 to keep quiet about the alleged encounter.

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A #MeToo protest march in Hollywood, California

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Members of the womens ordination conference folks stage a 'singing' protest on the occasion of the opening of synod, at the Vatican. Pope Francis urged Catholic bishops to dream of a future free of the mistakes and sins of the past, as he opened a global gathering of the church leadership amid renewed outrage over the priestly sex abuse and cover-up scandal.

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Kerala police ­arrested Franco Mulakkal on September 21

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Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, in Eagleville, Pa., following his sentencing to three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault.

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Rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal after being arrested by the Kerala police, in Thrippunithura.

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Human rights activist P Geetha, who is on a hunger strike in support of the nuns' protest demanding the arrest of a rape-accused bishop, interacts with a nun, during their agitation in Kochi.

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, leaves after questioning before the special investigation team of the Kerala police, in Thrippunithura.

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, leaves after questioning before the special investigation team of the Kerala police, in Thrippunithura.

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McDonald's workers carrying protest signs crowd the inside of a McDonalds restaurant in south Los Angeles.

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McDonald's workers carry a banner and march towards a McDonald's in south Los Angeles. McDonald’s workers staged protests in several cities as part of what organizers billed as the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Women activists shout slogans condemning the rape of a nineteen-year old girl, in Rewari in Haryana state, during a protest in New Delhi.

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Women activists shout slogans condemning the rape of a nineteen-year old girl, in Rewari in Haryana state, during a protest in New Delhi.

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Women activists shout slogans condemning the rape of a nineteen-year old girl, in Rewari in Haryana state, during a protest in New Delhi

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A Delhi cop's son Rohit Tomar, who was seen beating up a girl in a video that went viral, in police custody in New Delhi.

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Novelist Sarah Joseph (L), human rights activist K. Ajitha and Bhagyalakshmi express solidarity with the nuns' protest demanding arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of rape, in Kochi.

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Nuns protest against the delay in action on a Roman Catholic church bishop who is accused of sexually exploiting a nun, in Kochi.

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Youth Congress workers being sprayed by water canons during their protest march against alleged laxity by officials in taking action against PK Sasi, the ruling party MLA facing a molestation charge, in Thiruvananthapuram

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Panel Members of SheThePeople.Tv’s Online Safety Summit focused on women and the gender abuse they are subject to online at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

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Main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case Brajesh Thakur, after a woman allegedly threw ink on his face while he was being taken to a special POCSO court, in Muzaffarpur.

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Former Bihar Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma addresses a press after resigning over allegations against her husband, who is accused of his links with the Muzaffarpur shelter rape case, in Patna.

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Additional Chief Secretary (women's welfare) Renuka Kumar arrives for an investigation, in Deoria.

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Samajwadi Party workers stage a dharna over Deoria shelter home issue, at GPO in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Women and Child Welfare Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi addresses a press conference after the rescue of 24 children from Deoria shelter home, in Lucknow.

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A view of the shelter home from where twenty-four girls were rescued after allegation of sexual exploitation of the inmates came to light, prompting the Uttar Pradesh government to swing into a damage control mode by removing the district magistrate and ordering a high-level probe, in Deoria.

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Officials arrives for an investigation, in Deoria. Twenty-four girls were rescued from a shelter home in Deoria after allegation of sexual exploitation of the inmates came to light, prompting the Uttar Pradesh government to swing into a damage control mode by removing the district magistrate and ordering a high-level probe.

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People protest over the issue of alleged sexual abuse at a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district, in New Delhi.

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People protest over the issue of alleged sexual abuse at a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district, in New Delhi.

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Activists protest over the issue of alleged sexual abuse at a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses during a protest over the issue of alleged sexual abuse at a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi, TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav and others during a candle light vigil over the issue of alleged sexual abuse at a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district, in New Delhi

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses during a protest over the issue of alleged sexual abuse at a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district, in New Delhi

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RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav greets Congress President Rahul Gandhi as CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury and Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav look on during a protest over the issue of alleged sexual abuse at a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district, in New Delhi

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(L-R) CPI leader D Raja, RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a protest over the issue of alleged sexual abuse at a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district, in New Delhi

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(L-R) Congress President Rahul Gandhi, TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav, Former JNU students union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav light candles during a protest over the issue of alleged sexual abuse at a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district, in New Delhi

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(L-R) CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury, RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and others a protest over the issue of alleged sexual abuse at a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district, in New Delhi

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Hostel warden Punitha surrenders in a court in connection with the alleged harassment of college girls, in Coimbatore.

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Deaf and mute activists raise slogans as they demand speedy justice for the 11-year old deaf girl who was allegedly raped in Chennai for 7th months, during a protest against sexual abuse of girls with disabilities, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Deaf and mute activists demand speedy justice for the 11-year old deaf girl who was allegedly raped in Chennai for 7th months, during a protest against sexual abuse of girls with disabilities, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Police detain Mahila Congress members who were holding a protest against the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, outside the Bihar Assembly in Patna.

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Police investigate the site where a rape victim was alleged buried, at a government shelter home in Muzaffarpur. Over 40 girls were allegedly raped at the shelter.

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Police personnel escort children out of a government-funded shelter, in Muzaffarpur. A girl of a government shelter home has alleged that one of her fellow inmates was beaten to death and buried at the premises of the facility, and several were raped.

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Harvey Weinstein, left, with his attorney Benjamin Brafman, right, leaves a Manhattan courthouse in New York. Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail while fighting sex crime accusations that now include a third woman.

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Self-styled godman Daati Maharaj arrives at Crime Branch office in Chanakyapuri for questioning in connection with the rape case of a 25-year old woman, in New Delhi.

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A protester holds a sign reading ‘It’s not abuse, it’s rape’ during a demonstration while blocking the street outside the Justice Ministry in Madrid, Spain.

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Protesters demonstrate while blocking the street outside the Justice Ministry in Madrid, Spain. A Spanish court triggered a new wave of outrage Thursday by granting bail to five men acquitted of gang rape and convicted instead on a lesser felony of sexual abuse, in a case that has shocked Spain.

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Daati Maharaj at Crime Branch office in Chanakyapuri, in connection with the rape case of a 25-year old woman, in New Delhi.

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Daati Maharaj (L) at Crime Branch office in Chanakyapuri, in connection with the rape case of a 25-year old woman, in New Delhi.

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People hold up signs reading, ''It is not an abuse. It's rape'', left, and ''Enough of patriarchal justice'' while protesting against sexual abuse sentence, in Pamplona, northern Spain. A Spanish court triggered a new wave of outrage by granting bail to five men acquitted of gang rape and convicted instead on a lesser felony of sexual abuse.

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Actor Armaan Kohli being produced at Bandra court for an alleged case of domestic violence, in Mumbai.

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Riot police spray tear gas at a group of hooded protesters, at the end of peaceful march demanding an end to what they say is sexist education and sexual harassment in Chilean universities, in Santiago, Chile.

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Women hold up hands stained with red paint to symbolize blood during a protest march demanding a non-sexist education and for the end of discrimination, harassment and sexual abuse by academics, students and officials, in Santiago, Chile.

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Actor Dileep at a Kochi court last year

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Students ­protested across Kashmir ­demanding ­justice for the eight-year-old Bakarwal girl, who was raped and killed in Kathua

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The girl, who was 12 when she was raped, holds her baby

Women protest during a feminist march in Santiago, Chile. The text written of the woman's body at left reads in Spanish "Mi body, my decision."

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A group of women protest as they climb the statue of Archbishop Crescente Errazuriz in in front of the Catholic University, during a feminist march, in Santiago, Chile.

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A topless woman with the Spanish message written on her back: "Fire to the patriarchy, morals and the state" confronts a police water cannon during a feminist march in Santiago, Chile. Students marched to protest sexual abuse, sexism and to demand equal opportunities for woman in education.

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People cover their hands with red gloves during a protest against male sexual violence, in Pamplona, northern Spain. Women's rights groups have been protesting since Apr 26 after a court in Pamplona sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for the lesser crime of sexual abuse in what activists saw as a gang rape during the 2016 running of the bulls festival in Pamplona.

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Kathua rape victim's lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat, shows victory sign after Supreme Court directs fast-track trial and transfer of Kathua gang-rape and murder case to Pathankot in New Delhi.

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Women raise their hands as they march during a protest against five men's acquittal of gang rape charges and their conviction on a lesser felony of sexual abuse, in Madrid.

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Women shout slogans during a protest against five men's acquittal of gang rape charges and their conviction on a lesser felony of sexual abuse, in Madrid. The controversy has also prompted for thousands of women to share harrowing experiences of abuse on Twitter under the tag #cuentalo (tell it).

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Some thousands of people march along an avenue during a protest against sexual abuse in Pamplona, northern Spain. Women's rights groups protest after a court in Pamplona sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for sexual abuse, in what activists saw as a gang rape during the 2016 running of the bulls festival in Pamplona.

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A woman holds up a plastic doll a banner reading, ''This is what we are before the Law'' during a protest in front of the Regional Court in Pamplona, northern Spain. Women's rights groups protested after a court in Pamplona sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for the lesser crime of sexual abuse in what activists saw as a gang rape during the 2016 running of the bulls festival in Pamplona.

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Former J&K minister Lal Singh at a Jammu rally

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Students protest in Srinagar, demanding ‘Justice for Asifa’

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Students hold placards during a protest march against recent cases of rape in the country, in Ranchi.

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Activists of Shiv Sena burn an effigy of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during a protest demanding a CBI probe in rape and murder of the 8-year-old Kathua girl, in Jammu.

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People hold a 200ft long Tricolor while taking part in the 'Tiranga March' to protest against alleged communalisation of Kathua rape case, at India Gate in New Delhi.

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People hold a banner during a protest against recent rapes in many parts of the country and demanding to hang rapists, in Ahmedabad.

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A man beats an effigy of a rapist during protest against the recent rapes in Katha, Unnao and Surat and demanding to hang rapists in Ahmedabad.

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PAAS convener Hardik Patel addresses people during protest against Rape of 8yr old girl in Kathua of Jammu-Kashmir, 11 yr old girl in Unnao of Uttar Pradesh and also in Surat and demanding to hang rapists, in Ahmedabad.

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People hold a 200ft long Tricolor while taking part in the 'Tiranga March' to protest against alleged communalisation of Kathua rape case, at India Gate in New Delhi.

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People hold a 200ft long Tricolor while taking part in the 'Tiranga March' to protest against alleged communalisation of Kathua rape case, at India Gate in New Delhi.

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Vendors raise slogans and display posters at the city pavement to protest over Government's alleged 'inaction in Kathua and Unnao rape case in Kolkata.

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An acid victim walks the ramp with a model during a fashion show held in solidarity with women facing social atrocities, New Delhi.

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People carry placards and march in a rally demanding the investigation into the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in Jammu.

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BJP Mahila Morcha members take part in a protest rally against incidents of rape and violence, in Kolkata.

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People gather during a candlelight vigil to protest against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church in New Delhi.

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Children hold placards during a candle light vigil to protest against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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People attend a protest rally against Kathua, Unnao and Surat rape cases, in Ahmedabad.

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People from North East Association during a candle light vigil and a protest demanding justice for 8-year-old Asifa, who was raped and murdered in Kathua, in Bengaluru.

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A man wearing a mask of Mahatma Gandhi participates with others in a rally to protest against recent incidents of rape, in Ahmadabad. Placards in Hindi, from left to right, read "Blind Justice," Deaf government," and "Dumb public."

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A man hold a placard as he participates with others in a rally to protest against recent incidents of rape, in Ahmadabad.

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Activist of civil rights groups hold placards as they take part in "United for Justice" protest rally in New York to seek justice for the victims of the recent rapes in Kathua, Unnao and Surat.

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Activist of civil rights groups hold placards as they take part in "United for Justice" protest rally in New York to seek justice for the victims of the recent rapes in Kathua, Unnao and Surat.

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People during the interfaith candle light silent peace march for humanity in protest against Kathua and Unnao gangrape issue,in Kolkata.

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People during the interfaith candle light silent peace march for humanity in protest against Kathua and Unnao gangrape issue,in Kolkata.

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People during the interfaith candle light silent peace march for humanity in protest against Kathua and Unnao gangrape issue,in Kolkata.

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