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India's rape epidemic

IN INDIA, 92 women are raped each day - or one every 15-20 minutes. The majority of rape cases go unreported
A 30-year-old American woman who was gangraped in a Delhi hotel earlier this year, told India Today that she was not happy the way Delhi Police was handling the case.
In an exclusive interview to India Today, she said, "I feel there should be a stronger law for protecting tourists from rape in India."
She said that cases of rape were high in India and this needs urgent redressal.
Talking about police probe in her case, she said, "I am not happy with how the police is handling this case."
The woman tourist further added that women's safety is a global issue and hence her case should not be seen in an independent light.
Speaking about the incident, she named her tour guide and two hotel staffers among the five who gangraped her in a Connaught Place hotel she was staying at.
"Police needs to do more to make arrests," the American tourist added saying that she will never travel in India alone again.
In her complaint, she claimed that the five gained entry to her room on pretext of talking to her about travel details.
She said she felt drowsy after drinking water they offered her, adding that the tour guide, attendant, guide's cousin and two others sexually assaulted her for two days.

American rape survivor to India Today: Not satisfied with Delhi Police probe Ram Kinkar Singh Ashna Kumar New Delhi, December 24, 2016

Indian police on Monday arrested four men accused of drugging and raping an American tourist at a five-star hotel in New Delhi earlier this year, an officer said.
"We arrested four of them a few hours ago. And they, as in the tour guide, driver, cleaner and another hotel employee, have been charged with rape," Delhi police spokesman, Dependra Pathak, told AFP.
Police launched a formal investigation earlier this month after the woman filed a complaint through an American charity.
She has told local media in the past week that she had no memory of the assault for nearly three months.
"The first two nights I was drugged, physically assaulted and sexually assaulted," she told NDTV news network, covering her face with a scarf to hide her identity.
"I had no memory of what happened to me while I was in India. I regained my memory three months later around the end of July and that's when I took action".
The assault in April was one of the latest in a series of sex attacks on foreigners in India, reigniting concerns about women's safety in the country.

India police arrest four over US woman's gang-rape AFP December 26, 2016


Horror India: 5 vicious sex attacks on female tourists 28 NOVEMBRE 2016



IN INDIA, 92 women are raped each day - or one every 15-20 minutes. The majority of rape cases go unreported, Local community organisations in the country tell TheJournal.ie that this is down to a cultural demonisation of rape victims, kept in place with the connivance of the political class.
Last month, the country’s Minister for Women said India was fourth in the world for female safety – despite it being listed, in 2012, as the worst place in the world to be a woman.
Across the vast country, sexual violence against women takes place in cities and towns; in fields and in offices; in homes and on streets. But it’s in rural India where the most flagrant abuse occurs – as Lakshmi* knows only too well.
Now 35, she was raped three years ago while working in the fields in a village near Dewas.
“I am a lower caste woman raped by an upper-caste man,” she tells TheJournal.ie during a recent visit.
He was a member of the ruling village council. Upper caste men feel arrogant that they will not be prosecuted and that they can do anything.
Her family, and the entire community, laid the blame for the heinous crime on Lakshmi herself.
“My family said that my behaviour was the reason I was raped,” she says.
I was so alienated after the incident. The whole village was on one side and I was on the other side. I was being blamed and shamed.
“I was traumatised. I thought the whole village wanted to kill me and my family. The police doctor did not conduct a serious medical check-up. Psychologically it was brutal.
In India people expect women to have purity of character. The same does not apply to men.
Unused to press attention from local media, she – like the rest of the rape survivors rape survivors interviewed for this piece - is forthright and unemotional about her ordeal, and grateful that outsiders care enough to read her story.
Dalit
While life in India is hard for many, surely nothing compares to life as a Dalit woman at the mercy of upper castes – and particularly the men. Dalit, meaning “oppressed”, is the self-chosen political name of the Indian castes considered “Untouchable” by the four main Hindu varnas – or caste groups – of Indian society.
And it doesn’t get much harder than in rural Madhya Pradesh, a sprawling state known as the heart of India. It covers 308,245 square kilometres, bigger than the United Kingdom or Italy, and only just smaller than Vietnam or Malaysia.
The state is home to the Jan Sahas Social Development Society. Begun in 2000 an effort to fight the worst abuses of the caste system (including manual scavenging), Jan Sahas works in more than 4,000 villages.
It also runs a programme for the survivors of rape in Ujjain, a small city of over half a million people.
The charity receives funding from a range of international sources, including the Karuna Trust - a charity based in London headed by an Irishman, Ciaran Maguire.
Jan Sahas has also received UN recognition. In 2014, it was presented by Bill Clinton with a Stars Foundation impact award.
Out of its small, spartan, colourful Ujjain office, Jan Sahas helps around 50 rape victims at any one time – 35 minors and 11 adults over 18 years  of age.
The youngest rape survivor the charity currently works with is seven years old. All told, it works with 46 service users raped in the last 12 months.
Lakshmi
I’m joined by two progamme co-ordinators, Mumtaz Ansari and Brabha Borasi and Sumit Chavan, their (male) Jan Sahas colleague, who doubles up as a translator.
Ansari and Borasi explain that they and their colleagues went to Lakshmi’s village on a fact-finding mission after seeing a small piece in a local newspaper about her ordeal, which, needless to say, was unspeakably horrific.
Lakhsmi suspected their fact-finding visit was a trap set by her rapist, but slowly agreed to receive advice on the case.
Lakshmi shakes her head in disbelief as she explains how, instead of arresting her rapist, the police in her village took a case against her husband for allegedly assaulting the perpetrator.
She says that, when she queried this, she and her family were chased out of the village by the police.
Perpetrator
The village and my relatives abandoned me,” she says. “There is no work for me there any more.
And the perpetrator has raped other women. I would have been psychologically broken or physically dead were it not for the help I received here [at Jan Sahas].
According to Ansari, doctors regularly carry out substandard medical examinations in cases where Dalit or tribal women are raped by Brahmin or upper-caste men.
Helped by the Jan Sahas legal team, she extricated her husband from jail, and took a case in the lower court against the perpetrator, but lost due to the poor standard of medical procedure that took place after the rape. They are now appealing.
Jan Sahas has helped to train Lakshmi to return to the workforce, and arranged for her three daughters to be educated outside the village, due to local opposition to their education.
Vulnerable
All three women – Lakshmi, Ansari and Borasi – say the problem is rape in India has worsened in the last five years. It is now the most pressing problem in society.
In the last few years, more and more girls are heading out of their houses for schools and colleges and jobs, she says.
In Ansari’s experience, most rapes happen while the women are out doing work in the fields near upper caste households. There is also a huge problem in government offices, where she says sexual harassment is rife.
The key aim of Jan Sahas is to educate Dalit women on the importance of safety at work, Ansari adds.
“They are physically vulnerable there. And also, the more women go out to work and join workplaces, the more men seem to prey on them. There is no justice
It’s so dangerous for women, we can’t leave the houses.
As well as providing legal help, safe houses and retraining, Jan Sahas help to fund counselling.
“If we don’t give counselling to the men, the husbands, the brothers, the fathers, they start making notions about the woman’s character that affects their relationship for the next 10 years or 20 years,” Borasi adds.
“So these victims need counselling almost every week.”
Domestic maid
Sakshi* has received counselling. A 30-year-old tribal woman from a village near Dewas, she tells the story of how she was disowned by her family after she was raped, then was raped again while cooking as a domestic maid in Ujjain.
In this case, the perpetrator was also an upper caste Hindu, she explains:
I was disowned from my family when I reported it to the police, and since the incident I have been living on my own with the help of Jan Sahas.
Jan Sahas have helped her take a legal case, which is still in process. The rape is a non-bailable offence but the perpetrator has yet to be arrested.
Asked whether she can turn to her family, she shakes her head firmly.
Her family was furious once she began receiving help from Jan Sahas, a multi-denominational organisation that happens to be headed by a Muslim.
(Although it has its origins in the Hindu tradition, the caste system has infected all strands of society, with many Muslims and Sikhs considered ‘Untouchable’.)
Local politicians began threatening Sakshi, and she left with the help of Jan Sahas. I ask other survivors of rape whether political interference in their cases at a local level is common, and am met with a sea of nods.
They speak of offers of money from local politicians, and threats from the perpetrators.
“The police are on the side of the perpetrators,” Sakshi says.
I think the problem is increasing and even the police are not supporting the victims. They are on the side of the perpetrators. Local politicians will often pressure the victim.
In this case, Jan Sahas has applied to the state level of commission, human rights commission, and the police authorities.
Across castes
But not all victims of India’s endemic gender-based are Dalit or ‘out-castes’.
In January of this year, Riti* – from an upper caste – was raped by a 26-year-old Dalit boy at the age of 14, and then tricked into leaving her family in Mumbai on the promise of marriage. He managed to acquire false identity cards to enable her to marry.
“For six months she was away from her family and the police were being paid off by the perpetrator’s family,” Borasi adds.
“The police were very disrespectful towards her. Every time she would go to the police, the local police station, they would talk to her in a very humiliating manner.”
Eventually, the girl came to a child protection house run by Jan Sahas for recovery, but the police pressured her into giving a statement that she left with the boy of her own volition.
There have been other cases involving upper caste women but they are very rare. The same cannot be true of the fate of girls from across the caste spectrum.
According to a 2013 Human Rights Watch report, over 7,000 minors are also raped each year in the country, while untold numbers are sold by their families to human traffickers.
Modi
For Indian NGOs, advocacy is complicated further by the ever-looming threat of losing their licence if they criticise the federal government.
The political reaction to Dalit movements has been mixed, ever legendary Dalit leader Bhimrao Ambedkar, an opponent of Gandhi’s caste-based politics, led mass conversions to Buddhism the 1950s, due to its promise of equality.
The slowly continuing conversions have led to the declassification of Buddhism and Jainism as separate religions in some states, where they have been conflated with the majority Hindu religion.
For the women at the raw end of India’s caste system, the problem is worsening.
The environment for women has degraded,” Ansari said.
Politicians are involved in threatening women at 2am, for goodness sake. They are threatening to decapitate them, and saying they are saying they will burn the house.”
The world is full of patriarchal societies, yet some are more patriarchal than others.
Jan Sahas receive funding from charities, including the Karuna Trust in London. Co-run by Irish aid workers, it funds a range of projects among India’s poorest.
*Some names have been changed.

India's rape epidemic: The survivors speak Dec 22 12 2016

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Two men drugged and gangraped a 21-year-old woman in southwest Delhi’s Hari Vihar near Dwarka on Wednesday night after abducting her, police said.
The woman, a resident of Gurgaon, was injured while trying to escape through a bathroom window of the flat she was confined in, police said. One of the suspects – Himmat – was also injured trying to stop her, they added.
This is one of more than 2,000 rapes reported till December 15 this year in Delhi, notorious for its poor women’s safety records.
The two men offered her a ride home and offered her a drink laced with drugs when she had sat inside, police said. She fell unconscious and the two men took her to a flat and took turns to rape her, sources added.
Ranchi: A shutdown called by various student organisations on Thursday demanding arrest of those involved in the gang rape and murder of a teenager last week had little impact here

Of late, Ranchi has witnessed a surge in rape cases. Until November this year, a total of 148 cases have been reported.
"The state government should hand over investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation as the state police has failed to identify the culprits.
"The Ranchi incident reminds one of the Nirbhaya case of 2012, which took place on the same date," said Rahul Kumar, a student participating in the shutdown, told IANS.
Four years after the December 16 brutal gang rape of Nirbhaya in Delhi, the engineering student was raped and burnt to death in state capital Ranchi.
The girl was first gang-raped by some people known to her and later burnt, police believe.

New Delhi: A 47-year-old woman, mother of a gang rape victim, was shot at on Friday morning when she was on her way to hospital here, along with her victim daughter, police said.

The victim has been identified as Neemat, a resident of Jamia Nagar.

The woman was shot in the back by an unidentified young man in Jamia Nagar area of south Delhi.


MUMBAI: A 45-year-old married man from Sakinaka was arrested on Thursday for raping his 22-year-old neighbour over eight months.



The accused, Shakur Khan, who deals in scrap had made a video clip of the act which he forwarded to the woman's fiance which caused the alliance to be called off.

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Rape of athlete: Accused still at large TNN | Dec 24, 2016

Kolkata, Dec 23: A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader was arrested in West Bengal for  raping a homeless woman

WB: CPI(M) leader arrested on charges of rape December 23, 2016

PUNE: A special court here on Friday sentenced a former magistrate to three-year rigorous imprisonment for sexually harassing a 15-year-old girl on several occasions

The Sakinaka police have arrested a man for raping a 22-year old woman ​for seven-eight months by blackmailing her with her nude photos that he had clicked.


New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Thursday arrested a manager of a marketing company and his friend for raping a 21-year-old woman in west Delhi's Dwarka area.


HYDERABAD: The Bowenpally police on Thursday arrested a 53-year-old auto driver for sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl at Hasmathpet on December 19.

Auto driver accused of rape arrested  | Dec 23, 2016


Locals of Bandighi village of Kalai upazila said the criminals had broken into the house of the 15-year-old girl. They locked her parents' room and raped her in the next room.
The criminals left the scene after indiscriminately stabbing her in the face.
In a separate overnight incident in Bandarban, a 17-year-old indigenous girl was gang-raped.
Ufochaing Marma, who was accompanying the girl, said four unidentified men raped the girl in Rowangchhari bus station area around 11:20pm when they were returning from Rajpunnyah festival. The criminals also beat up Ufochaing.

2 teen girls 'raped' in 2 districts December 25, 2016 

A girl who is unable to speak has been gang raped by two men in Jajarkot district.
Police said the girl was raped while returning home from a local fair with her friends.
Police has arrested Bishwa Thapa, 20, and Padam Mahar, 22, on charge of raping the girl

Speech-impaired girl gang-raped - Post Report, Jajarkot Dec 25, 2016 

THANE:  A 35-year-old man from Bhiwandi in Thane, who used his four-wheeler to ferry school children, was arrested for raping two minor girls for the last six months, police said today.


The accused molested and raped the victims, aged around 8 to 9, on several occasions inside his car and also at some other secluded places in the past six months.

Incident came to light after teachers asked parents about girls' absence

Thane Van Driver Who Raped 2 School Girls For 6 Months Arrested Cities | Press Trust of India | December 25, 2016 


GAYA: In a shocking revelation, an NGO engaged in the prevention of human trafficking, said Gaya district alone accounted for nearly 30% of the child trafficking from the state, mostly to Rajasthan, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka.


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