Delhi's women shelters to be inspected after abuse allegations

Delhi's women shelters to be inspected after abuse allegations

Indian minister for women admits ‘no attention’ was paid to alleged abuse in shelters

Every shelter for vulnerable women and girls across Delhi will be inspected after accusations of sexual abuse at several Indian care homes and admission from the country’s minister for women that “many more” cases are likely to exist.

The widening scandal, including allegations that one care home in Bihar state had a room that functioned as an abortion clinic for when its abused occupants became pregnant, has so far led to the suspension of more than 20 government officials and at least 14 arrests.

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