Author Topic: Rapes in India | Against Women, Tourists and Now A Nun | Disgusting  (Read 939 times)


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India, has been plagued with a social disorder. The thought that if you are in a group of men with obvious immoral behavior, not one of them, has the respectful and humane fiber to stop an attack on innocent children, females, and now a nun. Oh yes, and lets start throwing in robbery as well.

On Saturday, a gang of seven to eight male robbers entered a school in eastern India in pre-dawn hours and raped the elderly Sister Superior all for a few "thousands of dollars," laptop and other articles.

Sadly, she was not the first. The country is plagued with a seriis of brutal gang rapes. It seems as though if a tourist, woman or child is traveling alone, they are seen as a target. Apne Aap Women Worldwide writer for The Hindu said she has "seen the steady creeping in of a rape culture in to the fabric of India.

  • Five men were arrested in Kolkata in January for raping a Japanese tourist - operating as a gang and targeting a single.
  • An Uber driver sexually assaulted a passenger in December.
  • A 23-year-old student on a public bus was gang  raped and so severely penetrated with an iron rod that the victim's intestines had to be removed in five surgeries before she died 13 days later. Her male companion was also severely beaten. One of the perps said, "She should just be silent and allow the rape" causing worldwide outrage in a British documentary of the incident.
  • Two girls, 14 and 16, were gang raped in northern state of Uttar Pradesh in May 2014, then hanged from a tree. Two police officers are suspected of involvement, the report states.
  • A member of the Congress party, Bikram Singh Brahma was accused of raping a woman in Chirang district of Assam, caught and beaten by the villagers.
  • A 19-year-old telephone operator was gang raped at the Shakti Mills compound by five men on July 2013, when she reported it to the Mumbai Police she was made to undergo a "two-finger test" as proof of sexual activity even when there was a government resolution in effect since May 2013 that the test could no longer be conducted.
  • A Swiss couple were assailed by 8 locals in the Datia District, overpowered, the main beaten and tied to a tree while the 39-year-old woman was gang-raped by the 8.
  • A 22-year-old photojournalist, accompanied by a male colleague on an assignment for an English-language magazine in Mumbai April 2014 was gang-raped six times by five persons, including a juveniile. Three of the suspects were repeat offenders in the Shakti Mills gang rape case.
  • Software engineer Nayana Pujari was raped and murdered by her escort driver in Pune, 2009.
  • Australian Brahma Kumari adherent Dawn Griggs was raped and "savagely" murdered in March 2004. She was the third expatriate woman in a period of a few months to be raped and the first to be killed.

India's five year average between 2007 and 2011 is 22,000 sexual assaults per year, 2 for every 100,000 - 1.6 of the 2 are minors. It is estimated that 54% to 90% (estimates vary - Madiha Kark estimates 54% and Mihir Srivastava estimates 90%) of rape crimes go unreported in India, primarily because victims of the assaults suffer mistreatment and humiliation from the police, and rape is so shamed that it constitutes a lifetime of suffering, whereby some minor girls are trafficked into prostitution. Some estimate 100,000 children go missing each year, the majority of which were sexually abused. India was ranked 7th worst country for sex trafficking and crime against minors, by a Maplecroft study.

Some would attribute it to the nation's patriarchy, widespread poverty and lack of law enforcement, but I'm beginning to think it's a mindset. A dangerous mindset. (People who are poor, for instance, don't gain from raping a child, a woman, a tourist, or a nun - if you get my point.)

I'm beginning to see a pattern across the world. People feel helpless to create safe communities. Why is that? Where is it going to go next?

Seems the majority happen when gangs of men feel comfortable overpowering a few alone. What makes that mindset happen?