Target: Pranab Mukherjee, The President of India
Goal: Demand justice for the Danish female tourist who was gang raped in New Dehli, India and demand India’s government provide stricter penalties to protect rape victms
A 51-year-old female tourist was recently gang raped in a shopping area in New Delhi. The Danish woman found herself lost and stopped to ask a group of men for directions when the horrific incident took place. The group robbed, raped, and beat her in a secluded location. The woman called for help after she was able to reach her hotel. The hotel owners found the victim crying and in bad physical shape before calling the authorities for help.
Unfortunately, India has gotten a lot of recent attention for extreme cases of sexual violence. Societal outrage over the case has led to more harsh laws that doubled prison terms for rape up to 20 years. Some experts believe that it has to do with class differences between groups of people in India and men’s struggle to prove their traditional gender roles in a changing nation.
The mix between cultural shaming of women and police officer’s unresponsive nature have made it exceptionally difficult for women to even report that they have been raped. Now that this case has been casted on India just over a year after the first big rape incident, there needs to be a huge change.
Dear Pranab Mukherjee, The President of India,
Another incident of gang rape has occurred in India. An innocent lost Danish tourist was just looking for directions when she was gang raped by a group of young men. This is extremely sad news following the 2012 India bus rape case that is still fresh in everybody’s minds. Due to cultural beliefs and police unresponsiveness, these women do not receive the justice that they deserve. Their rapists get to walk free while they are forever living with the memory of their sexual abuse.
As the President of India, please tell the officials of India to take these cases more seriously. If rapists see that they are getting away with their crimes, they will continue to harm more girls and women in the future. If rapists are not taken seriously and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, female tourism to India will most definitely decline.
Please take this plea under consideration and prosecute the monsters who have raped this poor women and all future rape victims as well.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose via Wikimedia Commons