domenica 17 luglio 2016

Rape in India: A New Brutality 2

From a nation that found its feet on the principle of nonviolence, we seem to have become a nation that celebrates brutality. The daily headlines spell out gory details of ordinary people inflicting the most horrid kinds of cruelty on ordinary people

When the Delhi Nirbhaya case revealed how mercilessly the girl was ripped open by a so-called juvenile, the outrage led us to think that such sadism wouldn’t be seen again. But the plague has been spreading
A girl waiting for a train at a suburban station in Chennai is stabbed repeatedly by a lone man as people watch. Before we could get out of that shock, another girl is hacked to death in public in Salem. In Delhi, a school boy is beaten to death by a panmasala shop’s owners over a trifling argument. Girls 10 and below are sexually attacked, then killed and thrown away. A young wife is helped by her mother to kill her two children with poison so that she can go with her paramour. An abandoned wife finds a lover and the two of them torture the woman’s five-year-old daughter to death so that they can be “free”.
Apparently Indians have been doing this sort of thing for a while. Back in 2012, Thomson Reuters Trust said that India was on par with Afghanistan, Congo and Somalia as the world’s most dangerous place for women. In 2004 a woman was raped in our country every 54 minutes, in 2012 every 20 minutes. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reported that between 1953 and 2011, rape became India’s fastest growing crime.
Perhaps the most telling statistic provided by the NCRB is that 65 per cent of Indian men believe that women should tolerate violence against them in order to keep the family together. That might throw light on the psychology behind the 8,000 dowry deaths that occur every year in India and the so-called honour killings (1,000 out of 5,000 reported cases annually are in India). They don’t just kill; they kill viciously. In Rajasthan, four years ago, a father chopped off his 20-year-old daughter’s head because she was dating a lower caste man, then walked around town with her severed head to warn other young women in the locality.
One of the main reasons for India’s shameful statistical prominence in the area of human cruelty is governmental indifference. At the leadership level, there is often encouragement to violence; at the police level, there is active collaboration
One of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s most disgraceful public statements was to justify the abuse of women. He said, “When boys and girls have differences, the girl gives a statement that she has been raped... Boys are boys, they make mistakes.” Even the UN Secretary General condemned that statement. Mulayam Singh didn’t care a damn.
The record of the police is no better. Custodial rape is as common as custodial death. Citizens are often left helpless. A tribal orphan girl, about 14 or 15 years old, was raped by two constables in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district. The sessions court acquitted the cops. The high court sentenced them. The Supreme Court acquitted them saying that there were no visible marks of injury, therefore no struggle and therefore no rape. There were widespread protests led by law professors who challenged the concept of consent as set out in the judgment. This led to the Evidence Act and the Penal Code being amended to give legal weight to a rape victim’s statement and to make custodial rape an offence. But this is India and atrocities by police and politicians continue unabated.

Deaf-dumb woman gang-raped 17 luglio 2016

Rape, murder of five-year-old girl 17 luglio 2016

Three-year-old girl raped by neighbour 17 luglio 2016

9-year-old girl abducted, raped 17 luglio 2016

19-year-old married woman gang-raped 17 luglio 2016

Two minor sisters kidnapped and gang-raped 17 luglio 2016

Three men gang rape, film teenager 17 luglio 2016

26-year-old woman abducted, raped, set on fire 16 luglio 2016

6-year-old girl raped, murdered 16 luglio 2016

Six-year-old girl was raped, strangled 5 luglio 2016


Rape Culture in India 16 giugno 2016

Rape in India: A New Brutality 6 giugno 2016

10-year-old tortured and raped in Malda 26 maggio 2016

4-year-old girl raped, strangled to death 26 maggio 2016

Assam girl raped, killed, burnt and thrown to a river 12 MAGGIO 2016

Rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl 
21 maggio 2016

Brutal gang-rape and murder in Chatra school  21 maggio 2016

Teenage girl found dead was raped by 21 men 24 Aprile 2016

Teenage Indian girl raped by over 100 people, including policemen 20 APRILE 2016

Child rapes horrify New Delhi 19 ottobre 2015

The Rape Capital of India 19 AGOSTO 2015

4-year-old girl brutally gang-raped in Delhi 12 OTTOBRE 2015

Missing infant girl raped and murdered 13 OTTOBRE 2015

Four year-old raped, murdered in Faisalabad 10 OTTOBRE 2015

Call for action against child rape and murder 21 SETTEMBRE 2015

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