December 16, 2012 - gangraped girl naked but the rapists cover faces
January 5, 2013 11:18pm CST
Yeah...you all heard of the famous gangrape in India which has caused furore across the country. They pulled away the girl's clothes, left her bleeding with all her injuries out there in the cold December night. But the rapists are being taken to the courts in warm clothing during daytime, and their faces are covered like they are wearing burkhas. We need to light more candles about this discrimination, dont we? After all, how would we know who is the actual rapist? May be they will replace the rapists with some other sincere guys who have responsibilities of their parents, and sisters, offering some monies so that the politically connected rapist can escape public wrath, and so does his family? How do we know that the rapists do not have fathers, uncles, brothers and cousins who belong to the same way of thinking? If the girl's parent suffers social discrimination after a rape, why shouldnt the boy's parents be talked about and discriminated against as well? I want to know...
7 Jan 13
Hold fast; a person is innocent until proven guilty, at least that is the case here. I think it is just for them to hide their faces until convicted of a crime. For what if they are the wrong men and found innocent, then they will be subject to persecution from the public through no fault of their own all the best, urban
8 Jan 13
Urban...there have been one incident too many of such heinous stuff... Anyway the driver admitted that four others who were with him had planned to rape any girl who got into the bus.. and this was their routine every weekend.. in the previous cases, nobody came forward because of social stigma that rape carries, so none of us knew...and may be previous rapes were not as brutal..
• United States
6 Jan 13
i think that the parents of the boys are just as much victims as the girl and her parents. i don't think that anyone trains their son to be a rapist. i don't think that what a parents plan for a kid is. their heart must be grieving.
6 Jan 13
Moongypsy...that may be so in your parts of the world...out here it is not so. In 90 percent of the cases I can assure you they tell the boy from the very childhood, that you are the boy you can get away with whatever you do, and you will get monies from girls because girls are in someway inferior. At times though, mother is not as guilty as the father. Usually mothers are greedy and the prospect of getting hefty dowry at the boy's marriage makes her dote on the boy. Even the religion has it enshrined that without the boy lighting the pyre the parents are not going to heaven.
• Bhubaneswar, India
6 Jan 13
A placard on the hands of one of the protestors published here on the newspaper read - "Parents: teach Your son to respect women and not rape them!" - I and my family were shocked seeing this kind of message on a placard and wondered - How and who would be such parents who would teach their sons to rape women!!! It was shocking for me too - I cannot ever think of any parent teaching such things to child.
6 Jan 13
thesids...in our family ...it is something like that..so that you know I am talking with first hand experience. They are fine with the girl earning. But other than that, they want the girl to be head bowing geisha type of thing. They will go out and gamble, drink, and may even have a few affairs. But the woman at home is the one who gets blamed for not doing everything right to keep the husband home. Ok? My own father is somewhat like that though I have fought a lot with him to make him realize that I am a human too. It is, I think upbringing.
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Jan 13
You make a valid point. The fact that they are covering their faces proves what cowards they really are. I heard that the bus driver confessed to having foreknowledge of their plans to rape any woman who entered the bus.
• Garden Grove, California
6 Jan 13
ohmy g thats horrible. that driven knew that and he did nothing he should have gone to the police at once if the police react there as I know little about India here in the USA the police do respond to something like that.
7 Jan 13
Yes...honestly...I dont want to read in depth...whatever little I came across had me in tears for hours...how can they do that to a person who has not hurt them? Our police is also not bad Hatley. The problem as I mentioned elsewhere is the politicians. They usually use the services of unsocial elements to intimidate people during election times or when they are buying properties. This makes them obliged to these unsocial elements. Thereafter, even if the police get hold of the unsocial elements, a phone call from above forces them to release the person. There are always somebody around police stations on take..so whenever any unsocial element is imprisoned ..concerned politician gets the information rather fast. This leads to job dissatisfaction, and lack of interest in the job as there is no scope for promotion without obeying the ministers. Sincere officers get promoted..promotion means being transferred elsewhere...so that crimes can continue.