According to Indian government data, one woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on average in the country in the past year, underlining it as the worst place to be female in the world.
And these are the reported ones. My guess would be around 5x this number to figure out the actual one.— Rishabh Bhatnagar (@Rish_Bhat) January 10, 2020
After several headline-grabbing cases in recent months, a #MeToo protest took place amid a revived debate over sexual violence in India. One specific tragic gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, Nirbhaya Galvanised, sparked nationwide outrage.
India the world most dangerous country for women's to live ???— Razi354 (@razi354) January 10, 2020
The horrific gang-rape and murder of the young woman happened when she was heading home with a male friend from a cinema, when six men lured them onto a bus.
With no one else in sight, they beat the man with a metal bar, raped the woman and used the bar to inflict massive internal injuries to her. The pair were dumped naked on the roadside, and the woman died in hospital two weeks later.
I came across this video a few years ago. Throughout the years I've thought about her wondering if she recovered.— Catty Melissa (@CattyMelissa1) January 10, 2020
Those "men" should be put down like rabid dogs.https://t.co/7XqQDms4by
The incident brought tens of thousands of protesters onto the streets across India, who demanded activists, lawmakers and politicians to pass laws that enforce harsher punishments and new fast-track courts for rapists and sexual predators.
National tragedy for the https://t.co/s4eu9Owkuf strict law and punishment are required,any police force involved in covering up these crimes-to hold accountable too.✌️— ravida07 (@ravida07RUSA) January 10, 2020
Nirbhaya’s case is not the first of its kind, as a teenage rape victim committed suicide last year, accusing the police of inaction.
Months before her rapist was convicted, the victim and her family were threatened to drop the case after a truck crashed into the car she was in, injuring her and killing two of her relatives.
Probably they don’t have strict laws for rapists. Even if culprits were caught they gets the bail n repeat the crime.— Shoaib (@Shoaibska) January 10, 2020
Women reported almost 34,000 rapes this year alone. According to the annual crime report released by the Ministry of Home Affairs, only 85% rapists were charged, with only 27% convicted.
Nonetheless, the violence still remained unabated. The government statistics understate the number of rapes as it is still considered taboo to report rape in some parts of India, because those that end in murder are counted purely as murders.
According to "The Hindu" about 90% of rape cases are not reported in India due to fear. Now estimate actual numbers .— Hammad Shahid Gill (@HammadSGilI) January 10, 2020
Women’s rights groups say crimes against women are not being taken seriously, and investigations by Indian police lack justice.
Iliteracy at its peak. I'm surprised to see the ignorance of government on this serious issue. Even their courts can't afford to announce stiff penalties for the culprits. Such a lack of government's interest regarding this issue and strict rules for rapists. Too embarrassing ?— Taha Hussain (@tahamuneer11) January 10, 2020
“The country is still run by men, we only have one female prime minister, and she is incapable of making change with all these men in charge… Most judges are still men,” said Lalitha Kumaramangalam, former chief of the National Commission for Women.
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