Mera Bharat Mahaan?? Who Said This??
We have always said that Indians are the most hypocritical swines on the planet bar none.
Whether it comes to money, God, minorities or women, what Indians say and what Indians do are two totally different things.
Take Rape for instance.
Indian mythology and culture talk of women’s exalted status in society. But the reality is a completely different animal.
Throughout much of Indian history, at every stage of a woman’s life she’s been ill-treated – often made to work like a farm animal, tortured for not bringing enough dowry, abused constantly, subjected to biased treatment compared to her male siblings, occasionaly burnt alive and frequently the target of rape.
The latest report of the Delhi-based National Crime Records Bureau shows
In 2007, there were 20,737 reported cases of rape. This works out to a horrific 2.37 rapes every hour.
As you read this piece, some unfortunate girl, woman or child is likely being raped in
Since 1971, the incidence of rape in
Yes, that’s 734%. No typo here. (Source: National Crime Records Bureau)
Given the social stigma attached to the victims of the crime rather than the perpetrators and the bias of the Indian police and society against women, we believe the real incidence of rape in India could be 20 times as high as the reported figures because many women do not come forward to report their rapes or are shoved aside by the legal system.
So the real rape figures for
The majority of rape cases reported were for women in the 18-30 age group (11,984 cases) followed by women in the 30-50 age group (3,530).
The central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is
No, you are not safe in
The Southern state of Andhra Pradesh had the highest incidence of crimes against women last year – 24,738. Do you think it has anything to do with all that hot Avvakai, Magai and Pandu Mirapakayala Karam (Red Chilli) pickles Andhra men consume in prodigious quantities?
Last year, there were 598 reported cases of rape in
Courts Unhelpful Over Rape Indian courts are notoriously slow and media reports suggest they are corrupt too.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, last year 82% of rape cases under the Indian Penal Code were pending in courts, i.e. stuck in the Indian judicial hellhole.
Remember it can take several years – and sometimes even decades – for cases to vend their way through Indian courts.
Foreigners Raped Too It’s not just Indian women who undergo the trauma of rape.
Rapes and crimes against foreign women are not unknown in major tourist centers like
Some of the foreign women were even murdered after being raped.
As was demonstrated in the rape and murder of 15-year-old British teenager Scarlett Keeling in
The Indian police initially tried to cover up Scarlett Keeling’s murder callously stating thatÂ she drowned after taking drugs.
It was only after the 15-year-old girl’s mother raised hell that a second autopsy was conducted and the truth about the teenager’s rape and murder came to light.
A Reuters‘ story quoted
This is a clear case of murder and it has gone out of proportion because the police tried to cover it up.
Recently, there was the alleged rape of a young German girl in
When we were young and growing up in
Think and Think Again
So, all ye folks in the West – the next time you think of adding
Think a 100-times because
And God Forbid if you were to be raped, attacked or murdered, you and your family will find it almost impossible to get justice in
Did we hear anyone say Mera Bharat Mahan?