Image Source: Jezebel

 

BY JAMAL ANDRESS

 

The women of New Delhi, India are demanding a change in safety in the nation’s capital after the horrific gang rape of an Indian college student. The CBC has more.


“The victim was stripped and then thrown from the moving bus. She’s now fighting for her life in the hospital with serious injuries. Police have arrested four people, including the bus driver, and they’re looking for two others.”


The assault happened Sunday, and the streets of New Delhi haven’t been clear since. The BBC was out in the city during the protest.

“635 rapes have been recorded in Delhi, the highest of any Indian City...Women have never felt safe in this city as far as I can remember.”

Wednesday, protesters finally got a response from Indian police, but it wasn’t reform.

“Hundreds of people have been protesting outside the state chief minister's office. Police used water cannons to disperse the angry crowd.”


Rape in India is not just a widespread problem but a complicated one as well. According to the International Business Times many victims don’t come forward because of the social stigma surrounding rape.   

"Almost three-fifths (58 percent) of women who have been so abused said they didn’t even consider notifying police because they felt the cops wouldn’t do anything or would blame the women themselves for the assaults perpetrated on their bodies."

But according to Jezebel.com the tragedy does seem to be opening some eyes.

“The Times of India newspaper covered the first rape extensively, television stations debated the way the country treats women, and lawmakers from different parties are demanding a plan from the government.”

The Indian Government says it plans to create five new courts to help speed up prosecution of rape cases.
 

Heinous Gang Rape in New Delhi Sparks Mass Protests

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Dec 19, 2012

Heinous Gang Rape in New Delhi Sparks Mass Protests

Image Source: Jezebel

 

BY JAMAL ANDRESS

 

The women of New Delhi, India are demanding a change in safety in the nation’s capital after the horrific gang rape of an Indian college student. The CBC has more.


“The victim was stripped and then thrown from the moving bus. She’s now fighting for her life in the hospital with serious injuries. Police have arrested four people, including the bus driver, and they’re looking for two others.”


The assault happened Sunday, and the streets of New Delhi haven’t been clear since. The BBC was out in the city during the protest.

“635 rapes have been recorded in Delhi, the highest of any Indian City...Women have never felt safe in this city as far as I can remember.”

Wednesday, protesters finally got a response from Indian police, but it wasn’t reform.

“Hundreds of people have been protesting outside the state chief minister's office. Police used water cannons to disperse the angry crowd.”


Rape in India is not just a widespread problem but a complicated one as well. According to the International Business Times many victims don’t come forward because of the social stigma surrounding rape.   

"Almost three-fifths (58 percent) of women who have been so abused said they didn’t even consider notifying police because they felt the cops wouldn’t do anything or would blame the women themselves for the assaults perpetrated on their bodies."

But according to Jezebel.com the tragedy does seem to be opening some eyes.

“The Times of India newspaper covered the first rape extensively, television stations debated the way the country treats women, and lawmakers from different parties are demanding a plan from the government.”

The Indian Government says it plans to create five new courts to help speed up prosecution of rape cases.
 

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