Rape is a pandemic phenomenon in India. The victims were largely Indian girls, and even foreign tourists. The phenomenon ultimately triggered a wave of anger in the streets. Of these events is the most prominent incident of gang-rape of a woman on a bus, in New Delhi, India. The victim died last December. This was followed by the case of rape of a Swiss tourist, in India, who was abducted while she shared with her husband.
Government statistics show that rape occurs every 22 minutes in India. So that encouraged the parliament to approve legislation to aggravate punishment for perpetrators of rape and criminalizing anything done to harass women. It is currently awaiting approval from the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, to begin implementation of the new legislation.
Women's rights activists of India, Rotchera Gupta said that "courage girl who was raped on December 16 has affected the community. So the dozens of men and women in India rose to demand an immediate end to all forms of attacks on women. And Parliament had responded to their demands." The girl in Delhi has become a symbol of the everyday suffering of women in India, and is a symbol of catastrophic magnitude faced by rape victims in India.
A student demonstration of one of the participants said that "today's protest in the context of specific daily life of Indian women. Because the father had contacted me through the phone more than six times a day to ensure my safety, that I will get home safely. " Although now a lot of rape cases are reported every day in the Indian media, but it is not yet clear whether it is evidence of an increasing number of the same crime in general. However, there is no doubt that it has increased awareness, because in fact that is not a few Indian women who have had the courage to express their experiences.
By Bella Nabilla
Source : http://hizbut-tahrir.or.id/2013/03/26/setiap-22-menit-wanita-diperkosa-di-india/