A police van believed to be carrying the five men accused in the gangrape and murder of the 23-year-old—PTI

A police van believed to be carrying the five men accused in the gangrape and murder of the 23-year-old—PTI

A police van believed to be carrying the five men accused in the gangrape and murder of the 23-year-old—PTI

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