An Indian woman whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned mass protests has died today in Singapore where she was refered yesterday from Delhi. She had suffered from severe organ failure following serious injuries to her body and brain. She was courageous in fighting for her life for so long against the odds, but the trauma to her body was too severe for her to overcome.
Her death has left a question mark to the indian society, culture and justice. This is not the first rape case which got so much coverage. It is the time to change the history and the lastest brutal delhi gang rape to not become the history. So is there any way to change history?? Whats the way to get justice or not to be summarized in history??? Can we channel all this furious energy and rage into effective action and deliver justice to the victim against all odds and in the face of official apathy? Or will this ultimately end up being all sound and fury signifying nothing, just like countless other rape cases in India over the years since Independence.
Although this attack had sparked demonstrations across India, culminating last weekend in pitched battles between police and protesters outraged over the lack of safety for women in the capital. The requirement is to become that fire against rape assaulters to burn untill the victim got justice.
It is heartning to know that reported rape cases in India -- where a cultural stigma keeps many victims from reporting the crime -- have increased drastically over the past 40 years from 2,487 in 1971 to 24,206 in 2011, according to official figures. New Delhi alone had 572 rapes reported last year and more than 600 in 2012.
New Delhi the national capital has the highest number of sex crimes among India’s major cities, with a rape reported on average every 18 hours, according to police figures. Government data show the number of reported rape cases in the country rose by nearly 17 per cent between 2007 and 2011.
Most women in Indian have stories of sexual harassment and abuse on public transportation, on the streets, and elsewhere. Regardless of how a woman dresses, "You are still open season for men." i belief there are a lot of reasons why this happens, but the patriarchal system is one, a lack of policing is another, and general treatment of women is not equal to men, even though it may be so under the law.
Most rapes and other sex crimes in India go unreported and offenders are rarely punished. But the brutality of this assault triggered public outrage and demands for better policing and harsher punishment for rapists. The case has received blanket coverage on cable television news channels.
But that's not enough. We have to find the rapid solution for making the society equal for the womens. A Nation where Daughters are neither safe inside WOMB nor OUTSIDE. e We as a country should have some fast track courts which can result justice in no time taking. We should also need to change the thougts of the society so an average man can understand that women is as equal as women.
I think the punishment for rape should be hanged untill death as it will definately thunder the criminals before they think of such crime. I hope that the entire political class and civil society will set aside narrow sectional interests and agenda to help us all reach the end that we all desire - making India a demonstrably better and safer place for women to live in.
Along with millions of my countrymen I can only extend my deepest condolences to the family of the victim and to the families of all the others who have suffered in silence.
The Victim girl by giving her life has given a chance to improve the society for the women. I wish the assaulters should be hanged as that was her wish and make indian society equal for male and female. So there can not be another rape victim. God gives peace her soul in heaven.