Indian PM calls for calm after gang rape sparks violent protests




 
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed for calm on Monday as he sought to tamp down growing public outrage over the gang rape of a young woman that led to clashes between police and protesters in the heart of the capital at the weekend. Singh, who has faced fierce criticism for remaining largely silent about the rape, vowed action against what he called a "monstrous" crime. The 23-year-old victim, who was attacked and then thrown from a moving bus in New Delhi, remains in hospital in critical condition. "I appeal to all concerned citizens to maintain peace and ...




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