Justice for Girl Allegedly Bound to Rapist and Beaten

Target: Shri Barun Mitra, Secretary of Justice for India

Goal: Punish perpetrators allegedly involved in physical assault of reported rape victim.

A sick “parade” allegedly unfolded in a Madhya Pradesh, India village. Following reports of a rape perpetrated against a 16-year-old girl, the alleged victim did not receive understanding or compassion. Instead, villagers (including members of the girl’s family) apparently bound her to her accused rapist with ropes. The trauma reportedly did not end here, however. A viral video seemingly shows the two individuals then being forced to walk down the street together as onlookers shouted at them and beat them.

This barbaric public display was allegedly done to shame both the man and his apparent victim. According to reports, a woman is raped every 15 minutes in India. Despite the high rates of sexual violence, stigma still surrounds survivors in many parts of the country. The accused rapist and members of the apparent mob have been charged, but tough new national penalties enacted can only work as deterrence if cases are followed through with diligence.

Sign the petition below to urge legal professionals to pursue this case vigilantly and to ensure every responsible party is punished to the fullest extent, if found guilty.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Mitra,

“Bharat Mata ki Jai”: this phrase that should be a mantra of national pride has taken on a whole new, darker meaning in the wake of its reported use in a violent crime. The unidentified alleged victim of a brutal rape was apparently victimized all over again in a very public and shameful manner.  Video evidence captures the awful chain of events where this young girl was seemingly tied to her accused attacker and then subjected to a beating-filled “walk of shame.” All the while, the words “long live Mother India” rung in her ears.

Is this how you want India to be represented and “celebrated” to the rest of the world? The subjugation and violence routinely perpetrated against roughly half your population must end. Take an essential step in stopping these horrific acts by holding any individual found to be involved in this most recent alleged atrocity fully accountable under the law.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Richard Potts


4 Comments

  1. Paula Morgan says:

    I am disappointed in India. I have always revered India and their religious living. Yet this type of action is not from educated people. Rape is common place in India. This is wrong on so many levels. Then to have both parties bond together and beaten in the streets shows true ignorance and total lack of compassion for the victim. India needs to clean up this abuse as well as the killing of dogs and other animals. There is no punishment for that abuse either. What a shame India has lost its luster as a gem in the world.

  2. STOP MEN RAPING US says:

    BOYCOTT EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING UNEDUCATED MALE-MURDERING RAPING ABUSING WOMEN CHILDREN AND ANIMALS-COUNTRY! FUCK INDIA! AND ALL THE COUNTIES THAT ACTUALLY ENCOURAGE RAPE AND TORTURING WOMEN AND GIRLS!!! AND TORTURING ANIMALS!

  3. ABSOLUTELY ABHORRENT!!! Women need to take over every government on Earth! Maybe then there will be REAL justice where it is due. So many places are so backward in their treatment of women. This is 2021! It’s time to evolve!

  4. Lisa Allis says:

    When will thr rich Indians in the West do something to help their country of origin? Everyone runs out of their countries to become rich and famous elsewhere, leaving their home countries to rot.

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