Let’s put pressure on Indian authorities to control the rape menace in India

Sydney, NSW

18th October, 2015

Like many others, I am outraged and disgusted with the spate of rapes in India.

Last Friday, a two year old toddler was raped in West Delhi. She was kidnapped when there was an outage of electricity and found in a critical state in a Park 3 hours after. She was bleeding profusely.

A kid of 5 years age was subjected to similar crime in East Delhi same day.

A week earlier, another kid of 4 years age was raped in Delhi.

Something is very seriously wrong with the perpetrators. I am unable to fathom how kids can by sexual objects. It is unthinkable. It is hard to find words to describe my outrage.

Delhi Police have arrested some alleged perpetrators but more are yet to be found and arrested.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/toddler-and-five-year-old-girl-gang-raped-in-india-a6697816.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/police-indian-girls-aged-en-raped-delhi-151017092246616.html

These rapes, like before, are in media in India and all over the world.

SBS news in Australia is covering this matter today. SBS World News will cover it at 6.30 PM tonight. This is what I said while being interviewed by SBS.

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http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/10/18/india-child-rape-cases-trigger-renewed-calls-improved-safety

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There was a significant outrage in India and all over the world after the brutal December 2012 rape of a young woman inside a Bus in New Delhi. It led to a review and tightening of laws to control these crimes.

Despite this, Crime statistics from India show that sexual crimes numbers against women have increased.

Whether the numbers have actually increased or whether other factors are at play is not certain.

Factors which could be responsible for increased numbers include;

  1. increased reporting of such crimes, without actual increase, due to increased awareness
  2. Law changes to mandate registering of every such complaint after Dec 2012 rape of a medical student (Nirbhaya case) in Delhi
  3. actual increase in such cases

Irrespective of the reasons for the spike in these numbers, nobody can deny that these cases are totally unacceptable.

There is no doubt that they need to be controlled.

Nobody can seriously propose or expect that these crimes can be controlled just by Police alone.

These crimes are a very complex problem and will need a multi-pronged approach to control them.

Such multi-pronged approach will need the involvement of Law enforcement agencies, policy makers, Judicial system, Sociologists, Media & educators at all levels. Police alone will, and can’t, solve this menace.

For longer term results, something will need to be done within the education system starting from Primary schools right upto Universities.

The attitude will need to change. Misogyny can not be tolerated.

People can not, and should not, be silent spectators when eve-teasing and other crimes against women are taking place. This common ocurance will need to change.

Control of Crimes against women is not a Police responsibility alone. It is very much a matter for the society too, and the society must discharge its responsibility.

After all, we have mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, aunts, cousins and nieces. If we will not want any of them to be subjected to such crimes, then we must rise up and shoulder responsibility to get this menace controlled.

We, Indian Australian community, can’t do much on this issue, sitting 10,000 Kms away, but what we can do easily, and in fact must do, is to put pressure on Indian Governments of all levels to do everything to control this menace.

Let us get on the Social Media-Twitter and Facebook- and tell Indian politicians about we think and what we want. Almost all of the Indian political leaders are active users of Social media.

Dr Yadu Singh

http://www.Twitter.com/dryadusingh

http://www.facebook.com/dryadusingh

8 thoughts on “Let’s put pressure on Indian authorities to control the rape menace in India

  1. We should all urge the Indian authorities to take urgent steps to eliminate this crime. One of the important steps should be to censor the bollywood movies, the TV screenings and advertising that show vulgurous scenes. Sex education at schools is also.important.

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  2. i think you should put pressure on Australian authorities to stop child molestation and women bashing. If you cannot do anything in Australia why are you talking about India, where you do not even live. Do something which is closer to home and where you have influence also. It is easy to sermonize others. The conditions are much worse in Australia than in India.

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    • The world is a global village, and we have a right to comment on things happening all over the world. Talking about child molestation, did you notice that girls who were raped in India are 2, 5 and 4 years old?

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  3. Australia is no better. Why dont you raise your voice about it? How will Aussies feel if their child molestation by Catholic missionaries are discussed on the front page of Times Of India?
    Let us clean up our own home before we sermonize others. Or possibly you do not wish to upset the hand that feeds you.

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  4. Yes. You only write topics denigrating India. The rapes in India are below 1% of the population. A social group survey in UK showed that over 40% women have been forced to have unwanted sexual intercourse (rape). However, the shame and trauma stop them from reporting and following up, knowing that conviction rate is abysmal. Australian moral standards are known to be worse than UK. Do Aussie girls not deserve your voice?

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    • I do not keep quiet when a wrong thing happens in Australia too. I am not sure what you are on about. There are plenty of examples of that. Go through the blog to see examples of those activities.

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