India gang rape trial begins in fast-track Delhi court, 21 January 2013 In the month of late December a woman, who was a physiotherapy student and a male friend was attacked on a bus in south Delhi, India. The physiotherapy student was brutally gang raped by five men and dumped by the side of the road and she suffered massive internal injuries, died two weeks later. If convicted, the men could face the death penalty. A sixth suspect, who is thought to be 17, is expected to be tried by a juvenile court. I chose this current event because to acknowledge the fact horrible actions such as this one still happens around the world, no matter the laws and enforcement, people won’t stop doing inhuman and uncivilized acts.
This event has shocked India and ignited a debate about the treatment of women.
The brutal assault on the 23-year-old student has led to nationwide protests against the treatment of women in India. This particular event probably affects India as a nation because the government is trying to enforce and bring in stronger sexual assault laws. But personally it will affect that woman who was brutally raped by those five men. This event is important because it lets us know that things like this are still alive, and they need to be put to rest.
Events like these compare to a lot of things in history. “Rape” is a very common theme in history, it may not be highlighted but it certainly isn’t rare. To provide a specific example, many groups like the Mongols, who were once great warriors, raped women and stripped them from their culture and deprived them of their freedom. The Mongol Ruler, Genghis Khan, once said "The greatest joy a man can know is to conquer his enemies and drive them before him. To ride their horses and take away their possessions. To see the faces of those who were dear to them bedewed with tears and to clasp their wives and daughters in his arms". To shorten and paraphrase it he meant to kill people, take their property, see and enjoy...
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