Indian gang-raped woman recovering

This video from India says about itself:

Indian woman allegedly gang-raped recovers in hospital

23 Jan 2014

The woman who was allegedly gang-raped in India, on orders from tribal village elders who objected to her relationship with a man, was recovering in a local hospital on Thursday.

So, now at least a bit of good news after yesterday’s horrible news.

Now, one should hope for more good news. Like complete recovery for this woman. Like effective anti-rape policies, in India and elsewhere.

And police in India used water cannons on women protesting last week’s horrific gang-rape and murder of two teenage girls.

India 2014 election results: here.

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21 thoughts on “Indian gang-raped woman recovering

  1. No doubt rapes in rise in the society. It is shame to the society as well as to the country wherever it happens. This particular case, is unprecedented in this part of India bcoz this type of “Punishment” rape happened first time in this particular state. In spite of Stringent law & enforcement of the same there is no sign of decline it.


    • Maybe horrible events like this happened before in this area, but public opinion did not know about them. Maybe this criminal attack on this woman has, paradoxically, the sides that now there is widespread indignation, as people know about it; the police prosecutes at least some (one should hope: all) of the perpetrators; and the victim is treated in a hospital. So, even in this darkness of gang-rape there may be faint signs of light, of progress.


      • Incidence of Rape happens everywhere. This part is not excluded but ordering rape as punishment to the helpless girl is a barbaric act which invited attention of all sections of the Society. Even Supreme court has asked reports of the case and the State Govt. has extended all sort of helps like treatment and police protection to that tribal girl. Lets wait & see, if there is a sign of faint light in the darkness.


  2. It’s just awful – I can’t even begin to understand the horror this poor woman has had to endure. I hope she recovers quickly physically but the mental scars will probably stay with her for the rest of her life.


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    He holds contacts across the world and has been organising support for international anti-imperialist struggles like the Palestinian one or the Iraqi resistance.

    Call by the Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF)

    Protest demo:

    Maharashtra Sadan, 10th of May (Saturday), 11 am


    Interview with G.N. Saibaba in 2010

    Crisis hits India: revolutionary movement prepared and growing


  5. INDIA: A minister from reactionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party today described rape as merely a social crime.

    The political leaders of Uttar Pradesh — the state where two cousins aged 12 and 14 were raped and hanged last week — have faced criticism for their attitudes.

    And Bharatiya Janata Party law and order minister Babulal Gaur added to the controversy by remarking that rape was “a social crime which depends on men and women. Sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong.”


  6. Dear friends,

    Two young girls were hanged from a tree after being gang raped in India. Shockingly a minister just responded by saying, “rape…sometimes it’s right.” The Prime Minister must take action and we can force him by delivering a millions-strong call for an end to the rape epidemic into the city where he holds his seat. Sign now:

    I need your help. Two young girls were hanged from a tree after being gang raped in the fields outside their home in India and a minister from the ruling party just responded by saying that rape “is a social crime … sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong.”

    It’s disgusting! But this isn’t an isolated incident. I?ve been attacked in front of senior policemen and nothing was done. I know the system is totally failing India?s women. But together I think we can change it.

    My country?s new leader ran on the promise of rebuilding the holy city, Varanasi, where he was elected, as a major tourist hub. If we build a millions-strong global call for the protection of women and plaster it all over Prime Minister Modi’s city, he’ll be forced to act to save his tourism plan.

    An ad campaign like this has never happened before in India. But this is a national crisis and it requires drastic action. Sign now — let?s get two million people to demand Modi protects India?s girls and women:

    When the 14 and 15 year old girls went missing, one girl’s dad went to the police and fell in front of them on his hands and knees pleading for them to do something. They laughed at him and told him to go home. This appalling police inaction happens to countless families across India that face this horror. After the international furore, five guys were finally arrested and two police officers have been dismissed. But every 22 minutes someone is raped in India and the police, the judiciary, and even ministers are failing us!

    Before the elections a massive movement was building to get urgent action to stop violence against women. Experts drafted a Womanifesto — a common sense plan for urgently needed reforms to stop the rape epidemic. It covers law, policing, medical and psychological support, and crucially — public education. Other major parties signed up to it, but Modi ignored it.

    Even Modi’s staff agree with most of the plan. Now we just need him to put it into action.

    So far, Modi has said nothing about the crime against these two poor girls, or about his party colleague?s insult. But Modi has just started in office, and now is our chance to influence his priorities. Let?s get two million of us to boldly call for action in his home constituency. Sign up now:

    The shock of seeing this photo can paralyse us with sadness, or it can spur us into action. Women across my country are demanding an end to this rape culture and are fighting to achieve equality and safety for all. Please stand with us now to end this violence!

    With hope,

    Alaphia, with the Avaaz team

    More Information:

    India state minister on rape: ?Sometimes it?s right, sometimes it?s wrong?

    Another girl found hanging in Uttar Pradesh. Rape attempt on judge

    Modi unveils ?Five Ts?: BJP?s PM candidate says Talent, Tourism, Tech, Trade and Tradition are the watchwords for India?s future

    Horrified at reports of violence against women in India: US on Badaun Rape case

    Police Use Water Cannons On Women In India Protesting Rape


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