Target: President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee
Goal: Demand justice for the increasing amount of female rape victims in Dabra, India
A 16-year-old teenage girl was recently gang-raped in Dabra, India by eight or more men for nearly three hours in a darkened stone shelter. The young girl had remained silent until her father committed suicide after viewing the rape footage taken on the cellphone of one of the assailants. This is one of the many rape cases of poor young women that has happened in the village of Dabra, India.
Since the girl is from a poor class known as the Dalit, speaking out would have been humiliating to the girl’s family and denied by the village’s higher caste. It is unacceptable for young women to be raped regularly and afraid to speak out to the village leaders for protection and justice.
The shocking number of rape cases in India has increased by roughly twenty-five percent in the past six years. Mainly, the problem stems from poor women, like the 16-year-old Dalit, not speaking out for fear of losing their life and the lives of their family members. In result, the rapists are getting away with murder and justice fails to be served.
Village leader Sube Singh said, on the subject of eliminating rape cases, “I think that girls should be married at 16, so that they have their husbands for their sexual needs, and they don’t need to go elsewhere.” This kind of leadership should not be tolerated by the Indian government and must come to an end for the justice of young violated women.
If you are a young poor Dalit women in India, chances are you will never have justice for being raped by a gang of men. Despite recent protests by villagers demanding justice for rape victims, the idea of “being branded” as an ashamed young woman continues to rule the land. Justice must be served for rape victims of the innocent poor young women of Dabra. It is the responsibility of the Indian government to ensure that such crimes are strictly prohibited.
Dear Shri Pranab Mukherjee,
I am truly saddened to hear the number of rape cases have increased in Dabra India among poor young women. Just recently a 16-year-old young Dalit girl was gang-raped by eight or more men in a darkened stone shelter. It has been reported that these poor young Dalit women are unlikely to have justice served for being raped and are instead ashamed and looked down upon by the village’s higher caste. This is heartbreaking and I ask you to please enforce stricter laws and moral ethics within every village that will arrest and punish all assailants responsible for such horrific and violating crimes.
There is no excuse for a raped woman to be treated disrespectfully and “branded,” as one village woman called a rape victim, as a misfit to society. These Dalit women need your help to enforce justice for the people by acting urgently to forbid the act of rape in every village. The failure to comply in the strict prohibition of rape will only cause more harm and danger among the village people. Tell the police and village leaders that Dalit women are not to be disrespected nor harmed anymore, and that all rapists will be arrested and justice will be served for the victims.
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