India Shaken from Kashmir to Kanyakumari

Source: http://zeenews.india.com & http://aajtak.intoday.in

Women supporters hold placards during a protest over the gang rape in New Delhi

Women supporters hold placards during a protest over the gang rape in New Delhi

torchlight rally near India Gate to demand capital punishment for rapists

torchlight rally near India Gate to demand capital punishment for rapists

Students try to break through a police barricade to reach the residence of Delhi state government Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during a protest in New Delhi.

Students try to break through a police barricade to reach the residence of Delhi state government Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during a protest in New Delhi.

Students shout slogans as they march during a protest in New Delhi

Students shout slogans as they march during a protest in New Delhi

People shout slogans as they stage a torchlight rally near India Gate to demand capital punishment for rapists

People shout slogans as they stage a torchlight rally near India Gate to demand capital punishment for rapists

Mumbai_People offer prayers during a candle-light-vigil

Mumbai_People offer prayers during a candle-light-vigil

Kolkata_Activists of All India Democratic Students` Organization (DSO) burn a portrait of Indian Minister for Home Affairs Sushil Kumar Shinde during a protest

Kolkata_Activists of All India Democratic Students` Organization (DSO) burn a portrait of Indian Minister for Home Affairs Sushil Kumar Shinde during a protest

Jammu_Students shout slogans and demand severe punishment for rapists as they condemn the gang-rape of a student in New Delhi during a protest.

Jammu_Students shout slogans and demand severe punishment for rapists as they condemn the gang-rape of a student in New Delhi during a protest.

Jammu_Students shout slogans and demand severe punishment for rapists as they condemn the gang-rape of a student in New Delhi during a protest

Jammu_Students shout slogans and demand severe punishment for rapists as they condemn the gang-rape of a student in New Delhi during a protest

Hyderabad_Activists of All Indian Democratic Women`s Association and Students Federation of India shout slogans during a protest.

Hyderabad_Activists of All Indian Democratic Women`s Association and Students Federation of India shout slogans during a protest.

Delhi_People hold placards as they participate in a candlelight vigil at India Gate

Delhi_People hold placards as they participate in a candlelight vigil at India Gate

Bhubaneswar_Women hold candles as they participate in a silent protest rally

Bhubaneswar_Women hold candles as they participate in a silent protest rally

Allahabad_Students hold placards demanding severe punishment for rapists as they condemn the gang-rape of a student in New Delhi during a protest

Allahabad_Students hold placards demanding severe punishment for rapists as they condemn the gang-rape of a student in New Delhi during a protest

 India is shaken from Kashmir to Kanyakumari!

Rarely, if ever, have so many people taken to the streets in so many different places for a single cause: It is an unstoppable momentum.

Newsrooms, television networks, newspapers, the news-reporters – they’re reeling from this horrific incident…
Parliamentarians, the prime minister, politicians, the police – everybody had something to say…
Every Indian: Man & Woman, young & old, school students-college goers to pricipals, house-wives to employed professionals… cry out for Justice…

Some demanding capital punishment to the perpetrators of the heinous crime;
Some call for the culprits to be stoned publicly;
Some want them beaten to death;
Some want them hanged in public;
Some demand to treat them with a third degree torture;
Others are chanting slogans against government’s apathy;
Some protesting against Delhi police laxity…

…the angry protesters are demanding justice for the 23-year-old paramedical student, who was stripped, beat, raped, and tortured by a gang of six men in a moving bus in Delhi on Sunday night before throwing them off the bus.

“It appears to be that a rod was inserted into her and it was pulled out with so much force that the act brought out her intestines along. That is probably the only thing that explains such severe damage to her intestines,” he said.

According to sources, one of the accused persons who were brought to the hospital for a medical examination on Tuesday confessed to having seen a rope-like object — likely her intestines — being pulled out of the girl by the other assailants on the bus. The sources said that the girl had bite marks on her body and has suffered severe injuries on her head and face as she was brutally attacked using an iron rod.

What are men compared to rocks and mountains? – Jane Austen

“There was permanent damage to her intestines, and with the intestines completely gone she will have to feed through intravenous fluids all her life. But that is secondary, our primary focus at the moment is to save her life,” said Dr BD Athani, Medical Superintendent, Safdarjung Hospital. (http://blogs.reuters.com)

Doctors at the Safdarjung hospital performed an elective abdominal surgery –gastronomy and duodenustromy — and surgeons had to remove her gangrenous small intestine. They said she has lost most of here intestine. The girl remains on ventilatory support.

Dr B D Athani, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, said: “Her abdomen has been cleaned and it has been closed today. Because most of the intestine, almost all portion, I would say, because of the initial loss and subsequent gangrene is not existent,”

Doctors said that Duodenum, which is the first part of the intestine, has been brought out of the stomach and a tube has been put into drain out whatever secretions are there. She is being fed intravenously. She is getting feeding as well as antibiotics and all her essential drugs through intravenous route.

‘Save me, I want to live’, says the Delhi gang rape victim

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Delhi-gang-rape-victim-battles-on-undergoes-fifth-surgery/articleshow/17680621.cms

The furore and public anger on the Delhi Rape Capital issue has been well documented and amplified all over the media. What is increasingly evident, like an elephant in the room that nobody wants to disturb, is the fact that it is our very own undefined VVIPs and VIPs who are hogging security in all forms – huge barricaded habitats, blocked off roads, armored transportation and manpower, and more – at immense public cost. (Source: …waiting for the bull’s testicles to fall?)

Few responses from the Government:
Haryana police reach out to girls, place drop boxes in schools for complaints

Karnataka govt to invoke Goonda Act to protect women

Patna seethes, protests intensify

One note-worthy comment: Another girl, Fatima, said, “We are told dress properly, don’t go out after seven, do this, not that… Are girls not free human beings? Who will tame the men who act like animals?”

More comments are note-worthy at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Delhi-gang-rape-victim-battles-on-undergoes-fifth-surgery/articleshow/17680621.cms

Editor’s Note: All my thoughts, prayers & energy are with the young girl: May God bless her with a miraculous & beautiful long life.

A Question: What possible punishment, do you think, will put a FULL STOP to this particular crime?

10 replies

  1. Personally I think the Saudi Style ‘Beheading’ should be employed… Only this strict measure will ensure future safety of women.

  2. Islam calls for “Judge with justice” and ,therefore, the due process of law is important through which the criminals are to be brought to justice.

    The outrage in the most despicable rape cases is certainly understandable.

  3. Gang-rape protesters face tear gas, lathicharge: Police used batons, tear gas and water cannon to turn back thousands of people marching on the presidential palace in intensifying protests against the gang-rape of a woman on the streets.

    Women want ZERO TOLERANCE for Violence against them

    The 23-year-old victim is battling for her life in hospital after she was beaten, raped for almost an hour and thrown out of a moving bus on a busy New Delhi street. he protesters, largely college students, are demanding the death penalty for the accused and safety assurances for women. The savage rape and torture occurred on Sunday night, when the woman and her male friend boarded a private bus in south Delhi after watching a movie. The woman was brutally and repeatedly assaulted by six men. Her male friend, who tried to save her, was also beaten up by the rapists. Both the girl and her friend were stripped and dumped by the roadside near the domestic airport, after the nearly 40-minute ordeal in a moving bus, that passed unchallenged through five different police check points while the ghastly act was underway.

    Check all pictures to know the intensity of pain that all India is going through @ http://in.news.yahoo.com/photos/gang-rape-protesters-face-tear-gas-lathicharge-slideshow/demonstrators-shout-slogans-during-protest-rally-organised-various-photo-105346710.html

  4. As I see in the pictures, why only women and not men are protesting and demanding for the hardest possible punishment for such a heinous crime.

    Men should stand tall and clear and lead in condemnation and demanding the befitting punishment.

  5. In the strongest condemnation of this sickening crime I remember what Saadi Sherazi once wrote:

    Human beings are members of a whole,
    In creation of one essence and soul.

    If one member is afflicted with pain,
    Other members uneasy will remain.

    If you’ve no sympathy for human pain,
    The name of human you cannot retain!

  6. I personally think that after it’s proved in a court of law as to the guilt of the men, they should then be given a capital punishment in full public view so as to be a deterrent to others like them.

    In due course, if this system is applied to every rape case, such crimes will slowly become nearly non-existent, Insha’Allah.

  7. An Update:

    Amidst massive furore came a news of relief, earlier on Saturday, when the gang-rape victim got off the bed and took a few steps with the help of a nurse.

    Doctors at Safdarjung hospital announced that the girl is now speaking and is extra-ordinarily stable. Giving health update, the doctors said that the 23-year-old victim has shown “improvement” and is “psychologically totally balanced”, but the danger of infection spreading in her body continues.

    Her WBC (white blood cell) count has improved. It is 2,600… But blood platelet is lower. She’s being administering with platelet rich plasma. The victim’s Total Lymphocyte Count (TLC) has come down which means there are chances of infection in her body, which is the worry, doctors added.

    She was also accessed by a team of psychologists: Investigations show that she is psychologically composed.

    “She is psychologically extraordinary stable, optimistic and hopes of having a good future,” said Kumar, a senior psychiatrist. Adding to it another said: “She is very brave and positive and optimistic about her future. Her biological functions are normal and psychologically she is totally balanced and composed”

    The victim is as yet, (as stated by docs) remains “extremely critical” and is “definitely not out of danger”.

    Meanwhile protests continue in Delhi and all over India and continued shouting slogans against the government and the Delhi Police, demanding justice and quick steps to ensure saftey of women.

    Protests:
    Even during nights, the protesters are gathering around bonfires, including girls. They’re singing patriotic poems and whenever they felt sleepy, one of them would begin shouting, ‘Beaten but not broken. We will fight for justice’. Hearing this, the rest would join the chorus. With no food to eat and no arrangement of drinking water, the agitators spent the entire night on tea and coffee sold by vendors in the night. Some of them ate packets of biscuit and snacks brought by their friends. The same food was also offered to the police personnel who were deployed there to guard the entry gate of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

    The protests, largely by students, saw hooligan elements mingled in the crowd uproot wooden poles erected for the Jan 26 Republic Day event and set them afire at five places. They upturned vehicles, smashed window panes of buses and other vehicles and also hurled stones and water bottles on policemen in response to tear gas and baton attacks to prevent protesters. By night, roads in the area were littered with sandals, shoes, books, hand-held banners, bags and water bottles, left behind by those who fled the protest site in panic due to the baton charge. As many as 143 people, including 78 police personnel, were injured at India Gate.

    Accused produced in court:
    All six criminals have been arrested, two of whom told a Delhi court once again that they had committed a horrible crime and “deserved to be hanged”.

    PM’s response:
    The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could do nothing more than say: “there was genuine and justified anger and anguish at this ghastly incident” and appealed for calm saying: “but violence will serve no purpose”! Congress president Sonia Gandhi told a group of men and women: Gandhi told them “I am with you…and justice will be delivered”, and “that the rapists would be tried quickly and also charged with attempt to murder”

    [http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Delhi-gangrape-police-gear-up-for-more-protests-victim-extremely-critical/Article1-979993.aspx]

    Pics: How Govt tried to stop protest over Delhi Gangrape @ http://news.oneindia.in/2012/12/23/pics-how-govt-tries-to-stop-protest-against-delhi-rape-1119234.html

    Whole of Delhi is out on Roads @ http://news.oneindia.in/2012/12/23/gangrape-police-evacuate-protesters-from-raisina-hill-1119109.html

    My Comments: I just hope the government responds fast!

    • yes the Indian state may be relatively ineffective, but what is heartening is the great public and civil society outpouring and street protests that now have the Goverment sit up and take notice. In comparison we have had very feeble and almost minimal response to the killing of 9 polio vaccinators and of the senior minister of KPK. The killing of vaccinators and the suspension of polio vaccination is the death knell to the children of this nation. I am deeply saddened by lack of response from commmon people in Pakistan and still unable to explain to myself why that does not happen? How can we expect our nation is to be rescued if our people are unable to stand up for themselves. May Allah guide them.

  8. Human history is full of such attrocities against women. No law can stop it. Reformaiton in the mind set of men is required and it can only be done through real moral and ethical education. Spread of real teachings of Islam as well acting upon these teachings could resolve the issue.

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