The death of a 23 year old Indian woman after an horrific gang-rape on a bus in New Dehli, India, has just been reported via the media. It is further reported that six men are in police custody and that a trial will soon follow.
The savagery and devilish wickedness of the attack on the young woman and the injuries inflicted on her were horrific in the extreme.
Is it possible that Indian culture makes women more vulnerable to assaults by men despite the fact that women in India are traditionally revered as the Mother and Goddess?
In a poll of 370 gender experts on how well women fared in G20 countries, India was ranked the worst and Saudi Arabia ranked second worst. Canada was the best country.
In a survey conducted by Thomson Reuters’ Trust Law Women, India ranks with Afghanistan, Congo and Somalia as one of the most dangerous places for women.
It wasn’t long ago that India was lecturing Ireland over the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar. The Indian authorities showed great concern about the treatment of one of its citizens abroad.
How well does India look after it’s women, most of whom we will never read about in newspapers or hear about on the radio?