Meesha's Mish Mash

Rape : It’s a Man’s World

girl cryingFirst, to aid understanding of those not familiar with India, think of a Khap Panchayat as an assemblage of village elders who listen to and settle disputes.

Or think of them, as I do, as a bunch of ignorant arseholes who are anything but ‘wise’ and do great evil by their pronouncements

Where else, but in rural India, would anyone in their right mind think the correct advice to the parents of a 6yr old girl held captive and raped by a 40 yr old man should be that they marry their daughter off to the 8 yr old son of her rapist?

Where else but in India would a bunch of men presented with a case where a 40 yr old man rapes a 6 yr old girl recommend no punishment of the man and suggest instead that the girl move into the home of her rapist

It truly is a man’s world !

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2 comments on “Rape : It’s a Man’s World

  1. Multifarious meanderings
    September 7, 2013

    The idea of marrying a child to another child and deciding for their future appalls me. Letting a man get away with rape-what is more, involving a child-then trying to force the child to marry his son is abominable. I thought the caste system had been done away with, but obviously it’s still well achored in Indian society. It’s wierd that these Khap Panchayat can claim to have more authority than the Indian legal system.

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