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Some males desperately need to be castrated. Immediately.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/03/india-in-shock-after-brutal-rape-and-murder-of-female-untouchabl/

India in shock after brutal rape and murder of female 'Untouchable'

 Andrew Marszal, new delhi
3 MAY 2016 • 4:23PM
The horrific rape and murder of an “untouchable” woman in Kerala has provoked furious debate over the lack of protection afforded to India’s lower caste females.

The victim, a 30-year-old law student referred to by local media only as “Jisha”, was found by her mother Rajeswari at the small, dilapidated home they shared in Perumbavoor last Thursday.

Her body bore at least 30 stab wounds and part of her intestines had been removed using a sharp weapon, according to reports.

There were also signs of rape, as well as strangulation, torture and a severe head wound.

Details of the savage attack drew immediate comparison with the infamous 2012 “Nirbhaya” case, when medical student Jyoti Singh was gang-raped and murdered on a Delhi bus.

On Tuesday afternoon two people were taken into custody in connection with the case, although police gave no details on whether they were suspects in the murder case.

But with no significant progress five days after the incident, criticism of police and the state government has rapidly turned into outrage, with officials accused of being slow to investigate the Jisha’s death.

Critics have blamed the victim’s Dalit - or ‘Untouchable’ - caste status, and the distraction of imminent state elections, for officials’ allegedly slow response. Ranjana Kumari, Director of Centre for Social Research, a Delhi-based women’s rights institute, described the attack as “one of the most horrendous incidents we’ve ever seen”.

“For four days they did not take any action, and only once the media got into it and women’s groups raised protests have they apprehended two people today,” she said.

“That speaks volumes about the way these cases are handled. The government is acting in a callous manner. It is because of political neglect.

“It’s a very sad reflection on the way the way we look at women especially Dalit women. They are attacked on regular basis.”

Kerala is one of India’s most developed states, and enjoys relatively high levels of female education and empowerment even among lower castes, deepening the shock caused by the savage attack.

The hashtag #JusticeForJisha began trending on social media this week. “Our outrage is selective. Why don't we ever rise in unison to denounce crimes against Dalits?” asked Amit Yaduvanshi, on Twitter.

“For people questioning why #JusticeforJisha is not making headlines like Nirbhaya - she is a Dalit woman,” wrote Dhamma, a student and Dalit activist, on Twitter.

As public anger has gathered, politicians have traded recriminations over the case, with members of the opposition Communist party claiming that “police here are not allowed to do their job and the state government is also not doing anything”.

The Left-wing party also organised protests outside a hospital where Ramesh Chennithala, the state’s home minister, had gone to visit the victim’s family on Tuesday afternoon. Responding to the criticism Oommen Chandy, Kerala’s chief minister, told reporters that his Congress party “have asked the probe to be led by a very senior official”. “Nothing will be left to chance to bring the culprits to justice,” he added.

Rahul Gandhi, the Congress Party scion and national vice-president, said on Tuesday that he was “deeply saddened and pained”, and that his party’s Kerala government “will take swift action to bring the guilty to book”. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 93 women are sexually assaulted every day in India.

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Seems like the caste system is partly to blame.  When one group of people have fewer rights than others, it creates an environment ripe for discrimination and exploitation without repercussion.  Slavery has been abolished.  Why not castes?

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Seems like the caste system is partly to blame.  When one group of people have fewer rights than others, it creates an environment ripe for discrimination and exploitation without repercussion.  Slavery has been abolished.  Why not castes?

All this comes from two (of four) beliefs of Hinduism, where wealth acquisition and sexual mastery reflect your path to Moksha (liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth). I'm not making this up.

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In Hindu traditions, moksha is a central concept[5] and included as one of the four aspects and goals of human life; the other three goals are dharma (virtuous, proper, moral life), artha (material prosperity, income security, means of life), and kama (pleasure, sensuality, emotional fulfillment).[6] Together, these four aims of life are called Puruṣārtha in Hinduism.[7]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moksha