Rape in India

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Just about four months ago in December, a twenty three year old student was gang raped on a moving bus and later died in New Delhi, India. This attack led to the breakout of aggressive protests for India's officials to strengthen their laws to better protect women against this kind of violence. Now India is being criticized for a slow response to the attack. Most recently, a five year old little girl was kidnapped, raped, and tortured in New Delhi, India. It was a brutal attack and doctors even say they had to remove foreign objects from the girls genitals. Police did make an arrest of a twenty two year old neighbor. The suspect is expected to go to court soon and will not be eligible for bail. This recent attack has sparked more protests where hundreds of protestors took to the streets across India. They are demanding the resignation of New Delhi's police commissioner because there are reports of the police ignoring the girls disappearance and reportedly offering money to her parents in order to keep the matter quiet. India's prime minister says his country has “vast improvements” to make when it comes to the “safety and security and the status of women” in their society. After the December attacks India's protestors were told that their government was going to make sticker law against those who attack women such as going to jail and being sentenced. With the more recent attacks of the little girl, it seems like the government is not really trying to do much about the violent attacks on women/children. They did make an arrest, but it should have been done sooner. The article states how the police tried to keep the situation quiet and it also said how one officer slapped a female protestor. I think that India has been so used to treating women badly that they need to have a woman in power that will strongly enforce these issues. It seems like it is going to take a very long time for the men of India to learn how to respect women, even the ones in charge....
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