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United nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep sorrow at the death of the 23-year old Delhi student who was gang raped by six men in a moving bus in New Delhi.
A UN spokesperson said Ban had offered his sincerest condolences to her parents, family and friends, and utterly condemned this brutal crime. “Violence against women must never be accepted, never excused, never tolerated,” the spokesperson said. “Every girl and woman has the right to be respected, valued and protected.”
The UN secretary general urged the government of India to undertake reforms in order to deter such crimes in the future and bring their perpetrators to justice as well as strengthen support for rape victims.
“UN Women and other parts of the United Nations stand ready to support such reform efforts with technical expertise and other support as required,” the spokesperson said.