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Fresh Outrage in India: Police Record Deaths of 3 Sisters Aged 5, 9 & 11 -Raped & Murdered!- as 'Accidental'..

Society & Culture  (tags: India, outrage, atrocity, sexual violence, rape, murder, police inaction, denigration, girls, women, class system, poverty, remote village, villager outrage, protest, road blockade, proper investigation )

- 1946 days ago -
after bodies found in a well! Grandfather reported their disappearance on way home from school, but no attempt to search for them. Only after village people blocked national highway in protest against police inaction did state minister finally take notice

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LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 1:32 pm
I am amazed -- not because a man or men were barbarian enough to inflict rape on three little girls, that causes outrage more than surprise --but because India has just recently been dramatically shaken by days & days of forceful protests of outrage against official indifference and inaction when crimes against women are committed. It was when that other atrocity of sexual assault occurred: the young student raped & mutilated on a bus by a group of savages.

And here you have police in a remote village police station who don't even bother to try to find three little girls who have gone missing. Well, the inspector in charge of the local police station has been suspended, & an inquiry launched against him over the delay in responding to the complaint about the missing girls.

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 2:17 pm
The delay is outrageous

Sue Matheson (79)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 2:32 pm
this is so sad

Pogle S (88)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 2:39 pm
Complete insanity and the cops are just as bad!

Robert S (111)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 4:42 pm
There seems to be a sickness in that society, that some don't want addressed/cured. Reminiscent of our own society on numerous fronts I'm afraid. Sad. Like everywhere, there are good people fighting for change. May the wind be at their backs, as they fight the uphill battle. Thanks Lucy...

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 9:05 pm
This makes me so angry

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Monday March 11, 2013, 10:27 am
I received this message in my e-mail today, from a group (WATCHDOG.NET) new to me. It turns out that the group was founded by the late Aaron Swartz and the 'Watch Blog' is comprised of posts by Aaron from 2008! There is no explanation on the site as to how or why they are creating & publicizing petitions in 2013, when their blog has no post more recent than 2008! "We're trying to build a hub for politics on the Internet" is all I found.

The message:

They were six, nine and twelve when they went missing on Feb. 14 in a small village in West India. One week later, they were found dumped down the village well after being raped and murdered -- and their case is far from the first.

Rape is the fastest-growing crime in India, up by 875% since records began 40 years ago. One in every three rape victims will be a child, and almost two in three will be young women like the 23-year-old gang-raped and murdered in Delhi this winter.

India’s government has already brought forward a new law with tougher sentences for sex crimes like rape, stalking and sex trafficking. But in a country where 65% of men thought it was okay to beat a woman and 92% of men in the capital knew someone who had harassed or sexually assaulted someone, harsher punishments are not enough.

PETITION TO P. MUKHERJEE AND M. SINGH : As citizens of India and the world, we urge you to protect women and children, not just punish criminals. Please, begin a nationwide campaign to educate men and women on the reality of abuse and molestation and make clear that such crimes are never "okay."

We call on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to spearhead a massive, sustained public education campaign to battle the sexual violence epidemic by spreading the truth about sexual assault and tackling the deeply ingrained sexism in institutions like the Delhi Police Department.

Tactics like these have already worked once. In India, the Bell Bajao campaign dramatically increased awareness of laws on and discussion of domestic violence. Help them work again: Sign the letter/petition to President Mukherjee and Prime Minister Singh today!
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