SHE WAS RAPED AT 13 HER CASE HAS BEEN IN INDIAS COURTS FOR 11 YEARS AND COUNTING

GAURAV SHUKLA AFTER HE WAS CONVICTED IN THE GANG-RAPE CASE IN A FAST-TRACK COURT IN LUCKNOW, INDIA, ON APRIL 13.

SHE WAS RAPED AT 13. HER CASE HAS BEEN IN INDIA'S COURTS FOR 11 YEARS -- AND COUNTING.

"Gaurav Shukla is not involved." For the victim, Shukla's conviction provided a measure of relief.
"She is remarkable," said Madhu Garg, an activist with the All India Democratic Women's Association in Lucknow.
In recent years, India has responded by toughening its rape law and creating fast-track courts to speed prosecution of rape cases and other crimes against women.

Courts in India are overburdened, with rampant judge shortages and 22 million pending cases — some taking 10 or more years to complete. In one case, a woman who was gang-raped in 2005, when she was a teenager, waited 11...

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