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Rape Roars Right Across India

India is among the most important success stories of the 21st century. It has created a viable middle class even while most Indians live in poverty and ignorance. The average male in India believes he has the right to abuse women even if it means beating, raping or even killing them. The recent episode in which five young men tricked a couple into entering their “bus” only to assault and kill the young women has shocked many, but not all people in India. The young men continue to boast of their rich to rape and charge the woman was the aggressor because she enticed them and forced them to rape her.

A crazy story, but one believed by millions of men in India. At this point the government finally got around to placing the men on trial, and, most probably, they will wind up with some punishment. The real question is: a one shot decision due to publicity or a significant change in policy toward rape of women??

Rapists Assaulted By Victims!

India is a democratic nation, but when it comes to issues of rape and assault on women, a significant portion of society believes men have the right to enjoy sexuality and any woman who resists their charms should be beaten or even killed. Six young men are on trial for beating, raping and killing a 23 year old woman. In the view of their lawyer, Manohar Lal Sharma, the dead woman should be on trial for enticing these defenseless young men and causing them pain and humiliation for simply following through on their rightful right to rape women. Mr. Sharma now claims his clients were beaten and tortured by policy including having sticks shoved up their rear end. How dare the police do to these innocent men what they did to a woman?

Most probably, being police in India, any one arrested faced rather brutal conditions. At least two men want to be state witnesses but the police refused their request. Sharma seeks to transform the trial about a rape and murder of  a woman into a trial against the police. I have a hunch that millions of men in India are on his side.

Send Raped Women To Jail!

In school  I learned that India was the home of great philosophies about human conduct and their religious leaders were men of wisdom. Mohan Bhagwat, a famous guru of wisdom told the world that a woman who was beaten and raped by six men is the culprit because  she did no do enough to end the rape. She should have  ”chanted God’s name and fallen at the feet of her attackers” in order to halt the rape. This  failure observes the rapists of any guilt in the assault. I think it is a bit difficult to fall  on one’s knees when two guys are on top of your body and beating the hell out of you.

At the courtroom, lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma was even more eloquent. He also blamed the murdered  woman for getting herself raped and killed. “Until today, I have not seen a single incident or example of rape with a respected lady. Even an underworld don would not touch a girl with respect.” He wants to know why she was out late at night and sought a public transportation vehicle. Didn’t she know those buses were run by gangsters and rapists?

This trial is a solid reason for not visiting India, the land of wise philosophers.

Rape Of India Continues

India is the world’s largest democracies and is also among the world’s largest scene of rape against women. Just about every day X number of women in India are raped while thousands are assaulted, groped and verbally tormented without any consequence to those who conduct these actions. Two weeks ago five men assaulted, beat and raped a young woman and she wound up dead. No passerby made ANY attempt to halt these actions and the men laughed and enjoy the process of killing a  fellow human. The case has finally aroused the anger of people in this nation and thousands are demanding death for the violent five.

These murderers finally have grasped the good old days of raping without punishment just might be over. Two are ready to turn state’s evidence and help the government convict their friends of murder. There is evidence many  lawyers want no part of this case, they finally have understood the people of India want action and death to those who assault women!

Castration Or Death!

There is growing  anger toward men in India who regard themselves as possessing the right to intimidate, to hassle, to grope and to assault women without being punished. The latest outrage came when six young hooligans attacked and raped a 23 year old college student who simply wanted to board a bus and go home. She died after the assault and this has created numerous demonstrations in which both men and women demand action on the part of the government rather than laughing it off as simply the right of men to demean women. Finally, five men and a teenager have been charged with murder.

Her father wants action. “The whole country is demanding that these monsters be hanged. I am with them.” A problem is that countless girls experience this form of behavior and the government has previously refused to take action.

How about a few castrations for these monsters of the night?

Rape In India-Again!!

India is the world’s largest democracies and it has witnessed during the past several decades a phenomenal growth in its economy. In many respects the nation now possesses a first class society in which a percent  of its population has access to modern ways of life. At the same time, along with these signs of economic and social development,  Indian society remains tied to a past in which males can brutalize females without worrying about punishment. Several days ago, once again, an Indian female was attacked by men who thought nothing wrong with assaulting a woman in broad daylight, raping her, and then throwing her body off a bus.

The 21 year old female was a college student who boarded what she thought was a public bus only to be met by six young thugs who performed the rape and sent her flying off the bus. This incident sparked an enormous protest by men and women who are tired of a society in which males are allowed to act in this manner and rarely are arrested. Finally, these men are going to be tried for murder since the young woman died. This must be the beginning of tough sentences and even death for any man who assaults a woman in India!

 

Rape Rampant In India

It is common in western societies for learned men to describe the peaceful and reflective religious practices of India as an example in which there is a sense of peace and harmony within the country. Esmerelda Jelbart Wallbridge, went to India and spent months working and listening to stories by the women of that  society which describe brutality and violence on a scale unknown in most societies of the world. Last week a 23 year old woman boarded a bus in the heart of Delhi and was subsequently beaten, raped by six men and thrown off a moving vehicle. During the past several days the anger of women has resulted in massive demonstrations of anger against a government that preaches love and respect, but is only concerned about males with money.

Ms. Wallbridge reflecting on her encounters with women notes: “While in Delhi I started hearing obscenities and less comments on a daily basis.” She was warn by women to avoid crowds and stay away from any group of males. She was told by women “who have been raped at various places of the day or night.” The so-called “traditional values” are simply used to cover up brutality toward women.

The facts are clear. Of 256,321 cases of violence in India, 228,650 were against women. Perhaps the men of India might copy male attitudes toward women that are present in most western societies.

Dehli Not Delightful For Females!

It is fascinating being an observer to the situation faced by women in nations like India or Pakistan. Religious leaders in those countries insist on strict adherence to moral values including respect for women. They frown on women walking the streets without supervision, they are furious if a woman is in a car with a male who is not their relative, but when males assault women the only conclusion is that females deserved to be attacked because somehow their attire or behavior justified male brutality.

Last week two females in India were riding on a public bus when a group of males jumped them and proceeded to rape and beat them. Finally, after protests swept the nation, police in New Delhi will provided guards on buses and ensure that bus drivers protected their passengers rather than join in assaulting them. Of course, a persistent problem is  fear on the part of  women to come forth and describe these assaults. They are worried if they go to the police, they will be the ones arrested!!

What Is With Cartoons?

There are nations in this world in which the worse crime anyone can commit is to draw a cartoon. Muslims have gone wild with fury at cartoons which depict Muhammed even while few take to the streets when 20,000 Syrians are murdered by their government. The same madness appears to be similar in India where a young cartoonist is now in jail for plying his trade of drawing cartoons.

Aseem Trivedi, age 25, turned himself into the police where he will spend two weeks in jail on grounds of sedition. Did he betray his nation? Did he steal in order to be like so many Indians politicians who accumulate riches by serving in Parliament? NO,  he drew a cartoon which depicted the parliament building as a lavatory buzzing with flies!!

An Indian official explained that cartoonists “cannot make national symbols the object of their cartoon.” The only funny aspect of this story is the comedian posing as a government official.

I await a summons to jail.

Death Without Fury

James Holmes gained instant fame by entering a movie theater and killing a dozen people while wounding over 50. His name is now known throughout the world. Articles and books and TV shows and movies will be made about his life. Fifty years from now psychologists will be discussing the man with red hair who shifted from being a Ph.D. candidate to a candidate for Hell. But, the same day that he killed, hundreds of other humans were being killed without any notice on the part of the media.

In northern India, members of the ethnic Bodo tribe attacked Muslim settlers and killed at least 20 of them. They burned 80 homes in order to make clear their desire for Muslims to leave their land. In Iraq, over 100 died on a bloody day of slaughter and death. It is doubtful if movies will be made about these dead people. It is not the number killed that interests the media, but who are those being killed!