Skip to comments.Swiss tourist gang-raped in central India
Posted on 03/16/2013 3:08:32 PM PDT by NoGrayZone
NEW DELHI (AP) A Swiss woman who was on a cycling trip in central India with her husband has been gang-raped by eight men, police said Saturday. The attack comes three months after the fatal gang-rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus outraged Indians.
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I suspect this wasn’t Hindus who committed the rapes.
I have a suspicion the perpetrators were not Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, or Jain. It’s just a suspicion.
There’s too much Kama Sutra goin on out there.
My wife and I love to travel and get off the beaten path...but I cannot imagine why anybody would want to bike and camp in India, anywhere in India, given 1) the warnings and 2) the many other opportunities.
women are prey everywhere sadly.....too many people pooh-pah attacks on women and will use every excuse in the book to exonerate the animals....”she shouldn’t have been there” and “she wanted it” and she was not “dressed” properly.....heard them all before...
Madhya Pradesh has about 7% Muslims, and, unlike some places, they are not particularly brazen or conspicuous. Much more likely it’s a macho Hindu thing.
Madhaya Pradesh 92% Hindu according to Wikipedia.
I think the gang who raped to death that young woman on the bus were Hindu too.
Don’t know why people are so stupid.
according to the anti-gun womyn, those guys are in need of a good talking-to, about not doing rape.
In India the Hindu’s are very radical.
Ah yes, the DO NOT RAPE WOMEN memo. Guess they must have misfiled that one.
Some Western (that includes Swiss) people forget that in many parts of the world, a woman is either (a) someone's woman or (b) anyone's woman. There is no category (c).
Stupid women...as well as men. They trust these a-holes, but why?
I just don’t get it!
Steubenville, Ohio, rape and India gang rape show India
isn’t so ‘backward’
Indian reaction to the New Delhi gang rape is in many ways more promising than American reactions to US rapes. Take the Steubenville, Ohio, case, which hasn’t generated the same public outrage as the case in India. Indian protesters’ calls for justice are a heartening sign of progress.
By Paul H. Robinson and Shyam Balganesh, The Christian Science Monnitor, Friday, March 15, 2013
Defense attorney Adam Nemann, his client, defendant Trent Mays, 17, and co-defendant 16-year-old Ma’lik Richmond listen to testimony during their trial on rape charges in juvenile court on March 14 in Steubenville, Ohio. Op-ed contributors Paul H. Robinson and Shyam Balganesh write: ‘Certainly the public outrage in [US rape cases] did not rival the mass protests in India’ in response to the December 2012 New Delhi gang rape. Keith Srakocic - AP
Philadelphia, Penn. - The December 2012 gang rape in New Delhi, India, deserves the public condemnation and outrage that it has brought. But much of the commentary on the case has gone beyond this, holding up the case as evidence of Indias larger flaws. The subtext writes India off as a backward and incorrigible third world country, whose primitive norms and lack of rule of law put it outside of modern democracies with more reliable norms and laws.
The unfortunate truth is that Indias reported rape rate, and even the slightly higher rate in New Delhi where the gang rape occurred, is less than that of typical European and American rates. In the days following the attack, scores of protests were held all over India but mostly in the New Delhi region where the attack occurred. Democracy went on the move, as thousands upon thousands of people joined in the calls for justice.
The Indian reaction to the incident is in many ways more gratifying and promising than reactions to American rape cases. Take the Steubenville, Ohio, case, which began trial on Wednesday. It has not generated nearly as much public outrage as the case in India. If there is a larger lesson that the gang rape and the public outcry that followed teach us about India, it is one of promise and hope, not alienation and despair.
But commentators have painted a different picture....
Aren't women advised to carry rape whistles in India for self protection?
As to the background of the rapists, sin is a human condition that is irrespective of where in the world you live. I personally suspect that an increase in the availability of pornography is to blame for more incidents of this nature.
If she had a double barrel shotgun with her she could have fired it into the air!
Well said. I am a woman, and I agree.
> ..but I cannot imagine why anybody would want to bike and camp in India, anywhere in India...
And definitely not in the U.S., right? Please see:
This list indicates the number of, and per capita cases of recorded rape. It does not include cases of rape which go unreported, or which are not recorded. Nor does it specify whether recorded means reported, brought to trial, or convicted. Nor does it take the different definition of rape around the world into account.
Showing latest available data. Rank Countries Amount (top to bottom)
1 United States: 95,136
2 South Africa: 52,425
3 Canada: 24,350
4 Australia: 15,630
5 India: 15,468
6 Mexico: 14,373
7 United Kingdom: 13,395
8 Germany: 8,615
9 France: 8,458
10 Russia: 6,978
Women ARE prey everywhere. It isn’t trying to exonerate the men who do it to say that women should be aware of this and take steps to avoid being insuch a situation if they can.
Although I will concede that some people will try to do so in this fashion.
My question is: what the heck to people want to do visiting 3rd world heckholes all the time? Beats me.
What is UP with Indian men? They raped an innocent bus passenger to death. They raped this woman. You can’t go to a gas station in NYC without one of them coming on to you. Freaks.
Significantly higher numbers of rapes occur in America than in India, both on an absolute, AND on a per-capita basis. Even the outrage against rape is significantly mellower in the US than in India. That bus rape incident got the country coming to a halt with mass protests everywhere, and new laws calling for the death penalty for rapists have been imposed. What happened with the Steubenville rape case here? Or that other gang-rape incident in Texas yesterday? Slowly petering out to general public amnesia.
See the posts and comments by others upthread, there’s a good deal of information made available by other Freepers.
You got jumped by freaky Indians at NYC gas station?
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