Six men (one of them possibly a juvenile), now face trial for the savage attack on the young Indian woman which ultimately caused her death, therefore, they are murderers.
However, even these wicked, depraved men deserve a fair trial. There is no place for a lynch mob mentality.
The crime of rape is not at all unusual in India. Last year, there were 635 reported cases in the capital, New Delhi, but there was only one conviction (see Sky News online, 3.1.13). There is something terribly wrong with India’s prevailing attitude towards women. However, the answer to India’s problems will never be found in militant man-hating Feminism. As the old saying goes, “two wrongs don’t make a right” and evil cannot be overcome with more evil.
The answer to the sin problem in India is the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ which elevates women and instructs men to view them as the “weaker vessel” and therefore in need of protection. The Bible also teaches men to love their wives, to the extent that they should be willing to die for them.
Truly, the Lord Jesus Christ and His power to save and change lives is the answer to the total depravity of the human heart, which, apart from Christ’s restraining power, is capable of the most appalling sins/crimes.
The recent death of Savita Halappanavar was cynically exploited by feminists who were happy to hold India up as an example of a country that cared for its women. Now that the truth about India is out and does not “fit” the feminist narrative of the death of Savita, their silence is deafening!