Two Teenage girls gang Raped in India

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  This is the saddest and most upsetting story i’ve read in a long time.
Its about the two teenage girls that were brutally gang raped and murdered in India.
A gang of men including at least one police officer raped and killed these two innocent sisters, then left their bodies hanging from a tree.
Villagers found the girls, aged 14 and 15, hanging in a mango tree hours after they disappeared near their home in Katra village in Uttar Pradesh state.
They had gone into fields because there was no toilet in their home. The girls’ family belongs to the Dalit community, also called ‘untouchables’ and considered the lowest rung in India’s age-old caste system. (so the men probably thought that they could harm these girls in such a cruel way and nothing will be said because their family is from an extremely poor and marginalized tribe and are treated as ‘less humans’. No wonder the police were so slow to act and didn’t respond to the father when he reported that his daughters were missing on tuesday night.) Let me say here that it is extremely terrible for people to look down on a particular tribe or ethnic group and subject them to horrible treatments simply because they cant speak or fight for themselves.

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Hundreds of angry villagers crowded around the tree for the rest of the day, silently protesting alleged police inaction in the case. They disallowed the police from taking down their bodies until the rapists were arrested. Autopsies later revealed that the young teenage girls were brutally gang raped and strangled before being hung.

This is not the first time we are seeing extreme situations of Rape in India. Records show that a rape is committed every 22 minutes in India!!!
    The endemic rape culture of India was brought to international attention in 2012 by the horrific case of a woman who died after being gang raped in New Delhi. The woman, a 23-year-old intern, was attacked while riding a bus through the capital on 16 December 2012. She was raped by a gang of six men. The woman was seized by the men, raped repeatedly and given horrific injuries after they had beaten a male friend who was with her with an iron bar, throwing him to the back of the bus.
       
     Last month, the head of Uttar Pradesh state’s governing party said that his party does not support execution for rapists. he further said that ‘boys will always be boys and will make mistakes’.
    I was more than infuriated when i read this statement. How can a key politician refer to rape as a ‘mistake’. It is absolutely saddening and ridiculous but it is also clear that India is not taking the fight against rape and sexual violence seriously at all. How can a government show so much disconcern about protecting the lives and ensuring the safety of its women. The police is also not helping matters. They tend to see rape cases as ‘minor and usual’. Often times, the police disbelieves women who report rape cases or turn around to say that it was the womens’ fault. In the case of the two teenage girls who were raped and killed, it extremely despicable to read that a policeman was involved in the brutal sexual assault.
    India’s present cultural and sociopolitical climate is so tolerant or a little acceptive of rape and sexual violence. This is extremely terrible and must be stopped. Women should be able to go about their lives without the fear of being attacked or harassed. I really hope that the newly elected Prime Minister of INDIA, Narendra Modi’s administration will radically protect womens’ rights.

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6 thoughts on “Two Teenage girls gang Raped in India

    moviejoltz said:
    June 1, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    A tragic event to remind me that there are people in this world who were born with pure evil inside of them.

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      lotenna responded:
      June 2, 2014 at 10:44 am

      exactly! and i feel very annoyed because the girls are from a discriminated minority. the men felt that they could do whatever they wanted with them and no one would raise an eyelid. and truly, the police was reluctant to launch an investigation initially.

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    sedwith said:
    June 11, 2014 at 4:34 am

    I have to speak on this article too lotenna I hope you don’t think me a troll!
    1. As a person who has worked for years professionally with rape survivors albeit in a so called ‘Western country’ I have come to recognise that demonising the perpetrator as ‘mad’ or ‘evil’ just assists in furthering the discount hierarchy regarding people’s inability to address the issue of rape in their own society.
    2. India faces many challenges and Ghandi acknowledged and fought peaceably to highlight the struggles and structural cultural and religiously displaced discrimination of India’s ‘untouchables.’ My understanding that this is entrenched and embedded in poverty and disadvantage with a religious flavour, further embedded by British colonial agendas.. A massive task to address for the Indian people.
    3. Women similarly have faced supreme challenges and prejudice, a constant battlefront for a new form of feminism driven by Indian women on the ground and in places of influence.
    4. The power of police everywhere is something that demands our constant vigilance to ensure it is not misused and corrupt.
    As usual you have many issues in the one blog! Each one critical if we are to live safely and in peace. Well done….

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      lotenna responded:
      June 11, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks, Sed! I really appreciate your insights and experience and I’m glad we share similar interests.
      *We shouldn’t necessarily demonize perpetrators but it is the very act of rape that we must recognize as ‘mad or evil’. Rape is so tolerable in some cultures that it nearly seen as normal. In South Africa for instance, teenage boys sometimes use it as a ‘game’. This is what we should stand against. We should maintain that rape itself is evil and is not tolerable. ..and you’re very right about the discrimination in India been embedded in poverty and religious sentiments.

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    Cumulonimbus said:
    September 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    This is truly unbelievable that human beings can do such evil, sick, disgusting, dispicable acts such as this. Raping them is bad enough but to also murder them? Are these people still living in the Stone Age? We are in 2014 and still women are treated like crap. I have always been angry about violence towards women and children but my fiancé was raped and lapsed into a coma for over a year before succumbing to her injuries. Her mother was with her when it happened. So seeing this and reading stories about violence against women makes me more angry.Especially in third world counties. I hate these people so much. Can you imagine what these poor girls had to go through? They must hsve been so terrified. What a bunch of cowards. I would love to get my hands on these maggots. I believe in an eye for an eye so avenging these poor little angels would be so sweet for me. It’s so hard to believe that these maggots could look these girls in the eye and kill them. How could any government allow this. Were this my country, those pigs would have been done away right there on the spot. No judge. No jury. Just justice for these poor little souls. I don’t know why I keep reading and viewing stories like these. I think it’s because I want to feel sorry and sad for the victims. I’m still so very sad and angry over that photo of that little girl beheaded by ISIS. We, in this country of the USA have no idea what real suffering is. It’s why I love living in this country. Yes, the USA has one the highest crime rates in the world. Criminals here can do horrible things to but we don’t have stupid, disgusting and cruel acts such as Honor killings. The worst law ever in the history of mankind in my opinion. We don’t cut off hands of shop lifters. Nor do we have stoning. One of the cruelest acts ever and so on. Anyways I just hope they catch these maggots and do justice for these poor little souls. No judge. No jury.

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      lotenna responded:
      September 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      Oh dear, I’m so sorry to hear about you fiancé.
      This is what we must all fight for, a better world free of cruelty and injustice. It pains me also so deeply to see things like this happen that’s why I try to get people aware. Awareness is important in my own opinion, we can’t let these terrible crimes continue unnoticed.
      About honour killings, I’ve written about it sometime ago. You can read it here: https://lotenna.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/honour-killings-in-the-middle-east/ . I totally agree with you, it is the worst kind of law to have ever existed.

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