A girl holds s poster during a demonstration demanding justice for Delhi gangrape victim, in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh-PTI

A girl holds s poster during a demonstration demanding justice for Delhi gangrape victim, in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh-PTI

A girl holds s poster during a demonstration demanding justice for Delhi gangrape victim, in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh-PTI

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.