Brutal rape in India

The brutal rape of a minor (again in Delhi) has taken sexual perversion to new heights in a country still reeling from the recent rape/murder of a student.

By (A R Modak, by email)

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Published: Tue 23 Apr 2013, 9:35 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:46 AM

Mass protests, saturated media coverage, lobbying for stiffer penalties, with even Aamir Khan hosting a show interacting with an audience that has shown it’s disgust at a society that once prided itself in etiquette when it came to morals — all has had little impact on a predatory breed of men to whom virtue and honor of women has little value. Whilst castration or maximum sentencing seem to be 
deterring elements in the eradication of this social ill, it is a bolder media and cinema’s “new look”, the smutty content in today’s glut of magazines and the Internet, that needs to be monitored if the country, and other centres of the world (eg South Africa, with a high incidence of rape), want to live in a secure, molestation-free milieu.

Preventing this drowning of moral etiquette will need a collective showing and civil society will have to work with NGOs and the government in a strong partnership that would bring to book perpetrators that have 
sullied the country’s standing 
in the Diaspora.

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