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Indian state police raped at least 16 women in counter-insurgent operation, watchdog finds

Indian policemen raped or sexually assaulted at least 16 women in a 2015 operation against communist insurgents in Chhattisgarh, the country's human rights watchdog has found.
The National Human Rights Commission issued a notice to the Chhattisgarh state government that state police had raped and sexually or physically assualted at least 16 tribal women, with the testimonies of 20 victims still to be heard.
The commission also held the state liable for the crimes and have asked state leaders to respond against having to pay compensation in the form of 'interim monetary relief' to the victims.
Read more on Al Jazeera and the Hindustan Times.