For rape, its a maximum of 20 years plus caning per Wikipedia. On the other hand, as far as I can tell, marital rape is still legal there.
Delhi gang-rape case: Grieving family says marriage report 'baseless' - The Times of India
The minute the report about the "relationship" between the boy and the girl came out, I suspected it was made up. Why does media have to speculate about the nature of relationship between them? They really should have kept that out. It doesn't matter.
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I don't understand why it matters at all. She could have been a nun, or a prostitute. The fact is that she was gang raped and murdered. That's it. She could have been out with her boyfriend, her husband, her son or a random stranger for a one night stand. It's irrelevant to the fact that she was gang raped and murdered. I hate these types of speculations.
India’s anti-rape protests: Are women getting groped? - Slate Magazine
The optimistic way of framing the problem is, as these women’s groups continue in their long-fought battle for meaningful changes in India’s darkly patriarchal society, they have to figure out how to welcome men into their movement without getting overwhelmed by them. Which won’t be easy so long as misogynistic foes of their campaign move in their midst.
Imran Khan (the actor) coming out with some strong statements
We are in such deep trouble: Imran Khan - Hindustan Times
The Indian spring?
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
Education is the only solution
That's the type of paternalism that's part of the problem. You should defend another human being, regardless. And more importantly, the society must change so that women are empowered to stand up for themselves. We can't have a society where women are forced to be defined by a man.A man should stand up and defend a woman, come what may.
in a society where men are stronger I don't think he said the wrong thing.
He doesn't say anywhere that you shouldn't defend another human being.
Shashi Tharoor suggested that the victim's name be made public and the new anti-rape laws be named after her. The family innocently enough says that her name can be used for a good cause. If I were you Mr Tharoor, I wouldn't make that suggestion. There are all sorts of distasteful things that can happen if her name is made public.
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