Comments on: Just another rape in India. Are we becoming numb? Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: STALEPIE Thu, 09 May 2013 02:26:31 +0000 Well, since all religions are untrue, it’s okay for me to rape whoever I want. I’ll be sure to travel to India sometime in the distant future and see who I can find. Maybe they’ll be more attractive then

By: Max4114 Tue, 07 May 2013 13:36:26 +0000 Ask not what the country can do for you but what you can do for the country. If you want to reduce rape in New Delhi, Organize citizen patrols,woman should try not go out late alone in the night and parent should keep close watch on their young daughter. Please in New Delhi should be aware of rape problems.

Designate red light area for man single to relieve themselves.

By: alok21 Wed, 01 May 2013 14:49:40 +0000 YES INDEED WE ARE BECOMING SHAMEFULLY NUMB….. a news comes out we hear a lot of uproar a few candle light vigils and marches and then it is all over – until we hear about another happening, and it goes on.
It is not that molestation/rapes are something that has suddenly erupted – rights from Harems to socially or religiously acceptable multi-marriages, by-gamy, poly-gamy one or the other way are the forms of rape or at least exploitation of women for cenbturies. Nor it is that this problem confines to our country only.
Sickness of MEN’S mind is a phenomenon that spreads around the globe since ages.
The sudden spurt in the incidences of molestation and rapes – of women and even more gruesome of small girls – “An Act Of Sick Mind” shall be a very mild term to express one’s anguish – for Politicians and Police – each reported case, “Just Another Case or Number”.
But as so called civilized people we indeed need to realize – How Many More and How Much Longer – shall we tolerate – before our anger turns in to a fire to force some changes to take place – or we shall continue with some “CHEEKH PUKAAR” and candle lights on each of such horrific happenings, and move on with relief “At least my family is safe’
Till then – at best we should hang our heads in utter shame – and stop making tall claims of being a so called educated and civilized nation.

By: newcity Wed, 01 May 2013 04:36:55 +0000 The problem is grave and needs to be addressed urgently. Two things must be done immediately: 1- implementation of clear, comprehensive and adequate laws 2- proper enforcement of these laws. In a society as complicated, populated and problematic as India one can think of a million reasons why these disgusting crimes occur so frequently, and also a million long-term social and personal projects which would eliminate them. And indeed such a thinking should be done, over and over. However the focus must not be lost in the process. People must demand these essential things until they are established and ordinary people can only do this through demonstrations. And this is what they are doing. As the government fails to fulfil their demands, they naturally become aggressive. The deeply corrupt government will fail again, the crimes will occur again and people will answer more and more aggressively unless a strong, educated, civil third party provides a bridge between these two. It should closely watch the government, report it to the people and guide people in their demands. Such a third party seems weak in India. It is provocative but detached, disconnected and most unfortunately distrustful of the masses. Eventually things will change for the better, but if the “outrageous brutality” remain the only driving force, it will turn its back at those who were not properly involved

By: ZackRice Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:23:16 +0000 “i don’t think anyone can come up with a solution as long as the country is governed in the name of religion and caste.”

How true. Unfortunately wherever democracy is under attack, religion is usually the aggressor.

By: dipakkumardas Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:32:50 +0000 demonstrations, aggression, death penalty – do u really think its gonna change anything? i don’t think so. let me give you a perspective – the govt. says if we allow FDI, we can help the nation through more subsidies to the poor. the opposition says that FDI is like selling the nation to the west, so we should concentrate in letting the PSUs and PFIs create job to eradicate poverty. BUT no one ever says a word about controlling the population. today 65% (govt. data 34%) are BPL. population growth rate is more than twice the GDP growth rate.


that was just an example – why politicians can’t advice people or force people not to have kids if they don’t have food/shelter for them self or for the coming generation.
reason – politicians play in the name of religion. and religion(no matter which)says, that god created women only for giving birth. that is the reason for the existence of a woman.

this is the general belief in the middle class (lets not talk of the BPL). the so called educated and RISING middle class would still do anything in the name of caste, religion and sex.

why woman’s day? if we consider women to be equal to men why not a man’s day.
why rules for woman. why wearing a western dress tags them to be immoral. and why men can wear western dresses and are still moral. why can’t women choose what they consider is moral or immoral.

standard of middle class rising? buying a car or an AC is not a standard any more(as the govt. claims). it WAS back in 70s and 80s. is it ok to use the same benchmarks standards as 30 years ago?
moreover, standard of living has nothing to do with how much you earn, it depends on how you think. how broad or parochial is you mentality.

so what is the solution?

i don’t think anyone can come up with a solution as long as the country is governed in the name of religion and caste.
we need to change our perspective, which is hard. for the time being i want to build up a life for my self and my loved ones around a group of right minded people.