Tagesarchive: 5. Januar 2013

Proteste in Indien

Occupy Vienna schreibt auf Facebook:

Die Proteste in Indien wegen der Vergewaltigungen hielten den ganzen Dezember an ~ Diese Proteste zeigen einen Wandel in der Bevölkerung dieses riesigen Landes an, in dem Frauen (im Durchschnitt) noch immer weniger gelten.


Protests across India continued.

Passers-by left a gang-raped Indian student lying unclothed and bleeding in the street for almost an hour, a male friend who was assaulted with her said in his first public comments on the case that provoked a global outcry.

The 23-year-old student died in hospital two weeks after she was attacked on Dec. 16 in a private bus in New Delhi, prompting street protests over the Indian authorities’ failure to stem rampant violence against women.

The graphic account from the man in a television interview is likely to add fuel to public anger over the death in a country where official statistics show one rape is reported every 20 minutes.

The woman’s friend told the Zee News television network he was beaten unconscious with a metal bar by her attackers before the pair were thrown off the bus.

They lay in the street for 45 minutes before a police van arrived and officers then spent a long time arguing about where to take them, the man said.

“We kept shouting at the police, ’please give us some clothes’ but they were busy deciding which police station our case should be registered at,” the man said in Hindi.