​India orders TV stations not to give gang rapist a platform

March 4, 2015 3:48 AM

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​India orders TV stations not to give gang rapist a platform

NEW DELHI -- Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a New Delhi bus in which one of the attackers blames the victim and says she could have avoided being killed if she had not fought back, a government official said.

The order followed an outcry over giving a convicted prisoner a nationwide platform to express repugnant views about a horrific crime that shocked Indians and prompted hundreds of thousands to take to the streets in protest.

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