The title of a recently released Reuters article is “Indian teen sentenced to THREE years in Delhi gang rape case” (Web-site/URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/31/us-india-rape-idUSBRE97U06R20130831).
“An Indian teenager was sentenced to three years in juvenile detention on Saturday for the December (2012) gang rape of a trainee physiotherapist, the first verdict in a case that sparked debate over whether India is TOO SOFT on young offenders“.
“Police say the 18-year-old and five adult men lured the 23-year-old woman and her male friend onto a New Delhi bus where they REPEATEDLYRAPED HER and BEAT THEM BOTH WITH A METAL BAR before DUMPING THEM ONTO A ROAD“. Again, this was a GRUESOME attack.
“The woman died in a Singapore hospital two weeks after the December 16 (2013) attack. The case turned a global spotlight on the treatment of women in India, where police say a rape is reported every 20 minutes”. “women” are “treated” HORRIBLY in India.
According to Rajesh Tiwari, a lawyer for the juvenile, “The juvenile has been found guilty under rape and murder charges and ACCORDINGLY (?)sentenced to three years of jail“.
According to the victim’s mother, “who was in tears after the verdict”, “You may as well SET THE JUVENILE FREE, if the sentence is ONLY three yearsfor HEINOUS offences like rape and murder”.
According to the victim’s brother, “I am NOT HAPPY with this judgment“ AT ALL…obviously. “At least in this case, the juvenile should have been sentenced to LIFE” imprisonment.
“In response to the public outcry after the rape, the government fast-tracked tougher laws against sex crimes, but IT RESISTED calls to change the juvenile law and return the adult age to 16 from 18″.
Finally, “India’s Supreme Court is currently hearing a petition filed by Subramanian Swamy, an opposition politician and lawyer, that calls for the law to be reinterpreted rather than changed”.
“Swamy wants a minor offender’s “EMOTIONAL, INTELLECTUAL and MENTAL MATURITY” to be assessed when deciding whether to try them as a juvenile, rather than basing the decision on age alone”. ”I felt that, with the kind of rape that took place, if (the juvenile suspect) got off lightly, IT WOULD SEND A BAD SIGNAL TO SOCIETY“ obviously.
We can make TWO conclusions here. First this crime is an attack against WOMEN’S and HUMAN DIGNITY. THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE. Again this should be a strong message to ULTRA-traditionalists in CHINA, HONG KONG and TAIWAN who keep reiterating that girls and women should ONLY stay at home and prepare for pregnancy because this is the perfect set-up for abuse by ALPHA males. If there isn’t abuse in these relationships, there will surely be a lot of RESENTMENT in these relationships because many men in the 21st century will surely say to such women who ONLY wait for pregnancy and demand after entering a long-term romantic relationship: “ If YOU don’t do anything for me, why should I do anything for you” which is another way of saying “If you don’t care what I think, why should I care what you think?” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). No one should be ridiculed, targeted or attacked for going to school,pursuing a career or WANTING TO/THEIR DESIRE TO go to school and/or pursue a career. On top of this, we can compare this to the attack on MALALA YOUSAFZAI. Yousafzai was EXTREMELY lucky because she had MEDIA EXPOSURE and people encouraging her/cheering her on in her recovery. EMOTIONAL SUPPORT is what got Yousafzai back on her feet and back to school again. The poor Indian girl DIDN’T or had very little media exposure, so tragically, she SUCCUMBED TO HER INJURIES/WOUNDS.