Sunday, March 10, 2013

New Delhi Protests

Over three months ago, a gang rape in India caused an international news firestorm. The story refused to fade, as many do in America and very recently the New York Times reported an update in the story. One of the main suspects in the trial, committed suicide in jail as he was awaiting the trial in the case. The man was the driver of the bus on which the women was raped on and fatally assaulted. According to this New York Times article, "The six men, the only occupants of the private bus, beat the man with a metal bar, raped the woman and used the bar to inflict massive internal injuries to her," which clearly shows how horrific this tragedy was and the reason why this is still such a talked about news story. 

This rape has also spurred protests of women's rights in India. These protests have urged the government to pass more laws and criminalize even more any assault on women. They have also criticized the government for not providing more protection on public transportation, like the bus the women was raped on.This horrific gang rape, is also bringing even more attention to the mistreatment of women, which can go unnoticed to many people in todays society. In just America, every 2 minutes someone is sexually assaulted according to this website.  Many more laws needs to be passed, even in a "progressive" country like America is seen as to protect and help women. What do you think? How can we encourage more laws to be passed to decrease the amount of assaults on women? 

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