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India reels from another horrific gang rape case in wave of sexual violence

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by fishypants, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. fishypants Moderator

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/23/india-gang-rape-case-sexual-violence

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  2. White Tara Global Moderator

    WTF, I am in floods of tears. There is nothing worth saving in this god forsaken world.
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  3. Cassie Member

    This bunch of self righteous barstewards deserve all that's coming to them, assuming the courts come down hard that is.
    What kind of village head decides this is the appropriate punishment for falling in love with the wrong person?


    Tara there's a lot worth saving in this world, if only some of these people living in the dark age of ignorance would realise it. These village heads and elders are too keen to hang on to the little power they have left, their lack of education prevents progress and this is the result.
  4. Exactly the same problem as in Steubenville, interestingly.
  5. The Internet Member

    Those who can make you believe absurdities can cause you to commit atrocities.

    Rape as punishment and honor killings are common in areas where modern civil governments are weak. I think people must go along with the madness because they know any dissent will likely mean their household is next.

    Civil governments make dissent possible. Side effects of that include less witch hunts and brutality toward women.
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  6. I'm not sure that this is an area where government / civil society is weak. They have schools, law enforcement, cricket, etc.
  7. System Member

    this makes me beyond sick.....poor woman
  8. What happened is horrific and inhumane, but..
    Of all of the news stories going on , why choose to focus on this one?
  9. White Tara Global Moderator

    Because this one at least for me was the straw that broke the camels back.
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  10. http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/domviolence.htm
  11. Cassie Member





    Let this one strengthen your motivation Tara
  12. The Internet Member

    The rape was ordered by “tribal elders,” so likely happened in an area where people prefer tribal elders to civil institutions.
  13. Nancy Beazley Member

    There is much, much evil in this world. Much of it is practiced to safeguard "what is right."
  14. Kaile Member

    The problem in many regions is that rapists have little fear of being prosecuted, although global condemnation may be starting to have an impact on some lawmakers and government enforcement.

    When those in power encourage rape (see Maldives president calling marital rape a Muslim value), when this village elder orders rape of an individual, when society looks away out of shame or apathy, we shouldn't be startled when women take their own revenge. As our global solidarity networks grow stronger perhaps we will see feminist cells meting out some kind of punishment/justice where the government has continually failed to provide a safe environment for women. Kind of like the way Anonymous steps in where governments fail people. In any case, I don't accept that humanity will tolerate rape forever. It is the most basic and common crime against humanity.

    On a lighter note, here we have the internet turning the tables on rape apologists. Most of the comments will ring a bell with Americans who have heard these rape excuses from conservative politicians.

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  15. White Tara Global Moderator

    I had all but given up hope when this story surfaced, and flinched when it appeared in detail in my local news. However, it dawned that there is hope where there is global exposure and outrage. I believe the tipping point will be soon for the decent people of India. That is my fervent wish anyway.
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  16. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukhtaran_Bibi

    This story is important because a decade ago no one would have looked twice. Now however there is hope for change, as soon as the rapists believe they will be punished.
    Posting, re-posting and discussing these cases increases visibility. It's sickening.
    Don't morn, organize.
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  17. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    http://news.sky.com/story/1200314/gang-rape-villagers-flee-india-police-inquiry

    Rape is part of systematic control of women in India.
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  18. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    And the result is financial.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-pleads-leniency-attackers-assaulted-her.html
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  19. muldrake Member

    Except unlike the case in Steubenville, there have been numerous and immediate arrests, rather than a disgusting coverup because the perps were "sports heroes." [spit]
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  20. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/...der-police-protection-201412691939228509.html
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  21. Disambiguation Global Moderator

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  22. White Tara Global Moderator

    Results are in.
    http://www.news.com.au/world/thirte...est-bengal-india/story-fndir2ev-1227065313185

    AN INDIAN court has sentenced 13 people, including a village headman, to 20 years in jail for gang-raping a tribal woman as a punishment for “dishonouring” her community.
    The 20-year-old woman was gang-raped on orders from tribal village elders who objected to her relationship with a man from a different community.
    The attack took place in January in a remote village in eastern West Bengal state, where the unmarried woman from the Santhal group, one of India’s largest tribes, was suspected of having a relationship with a man from another village.
    All the 13 accused were found guilty on charges of gang-rape, wrongful confinement and voluntarily causing hurt, lawyers said.
    “The case ended within eight months. The accused were found guilty on the basis of medical reports and statements of 31 witnesses,” prosecution lawyer Mohammed Samsul Zoha said on Saturday from the city of Bolpur where the court hearing was held.
    Bolpur lies some 160 kilometres from West Bengal state capital Kolkata.
    The incident was one of a string highlighting India’s failure to stem sexual violence in the wake of the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi in December 2012 which sparked angry protests about the treatment of women.

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    http://www.news.com.au/world/thirte...est-bengal-india/story-fndir2ev-1227065313185
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  23. The Wrong Guy Member

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  24. White Tara Global Moderator

    http://www.news.com.au/travel/trave...a-victims-family/story-fnizu4n5-1227159585859

    WOMEN’S safety in India hasn’t improved since the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, the victim’s parents said on the anniversary of the attack that sparked international outrage.
    Candlelit vigils and a public meeting on women’s safety were planned in New Delhi on Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the attack that unleashed a wave of public anger over levels of violence against women in India.
    The mother of the 23-year-old student said she was disheartened by what she feared were still high numbers of attacks, despite a tough new law against rapists.
    “There are attacks happening everyday,” the mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told NDTV news channel.
    “Seeing this (daily reports of attacks), it does not feel like anything has changed. Everything is the same.” A survey published Tuesday said 91 per cent of women also saw no improvements in safety despite a range of measures rolled out after the attack, including improved policing, women’s helplines and fast-track courts as well as the new law.

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    http://www.news.com.au/travel/trave...a-victims-family/story-fnizu4n5-1227159585859
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