There has been some debate in the comments section here and previous articles on the events in Delhi regarding the reporting of the event and varying viewpoints on India's state of equal rights.
Here are three important articles well worth the read on the topic in order to have a more productive discussion on women's rights and gender equality in the subcontinent and abroad. It seemed useless to wax poetic yet again about weighing criticism with cultural understanding, so I will let these articles do that instead.
From Poynter, a primer on how the rapes in Steubenville and Delhi have been covered by the media and why.
Nicholas Kristof has traveled the world and written extensively about human rights and women's rights in particular. Here, in the New York Times piece, he tackles the differences and similarities of Steubenville and Delhi.
Over at Feministing, Samhita Mukhopadhyay has written an excellent and thought-provoking piece reacting to Kristof's op-ed.