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Houston, Texas: India to install panic buttons on public buses to curb sex attacks

James M. Willoughby 2764 Gore Street Houston, TX 77026

Emergency measures in response to fatal gang rape of Delhi medical student in 2012 will be compulsory from June

Panic buttons are to be made mandatory on India’s public buses “to ensure the safety of women”, the transport minister has said, more than three years after the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus in Delhi.

The government said a series of measures designed to curb sexual violence against women would become law on 2 June.

“To ensure the safety of women after the unfortunate incident, we have decided to make it mandatory for public transport buses to install emergency panic buttons, CCTV cameras and GPS-enabled vehicle tracking devices,” Nitin Gadkari told reporters in New Delhi.