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Rape Marriage Of Children Yes By Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, SriLanka on April 27, 2014 at 18:37

“If under aged girls are statutorily raped and the sexual act was however with consent, it may be good to have legislation that allows the perpetrator to marry the ‘victim’ with her consent.”

 

This gem is from Rajapakshe, President of Sri Lanka, the land that follows The Buddha!

 

Child abuse on the rise in Sri Lanka

Tamil Children Raped by The Sri Lankan Forces, image Credit http://tamilnation.co/indictment/continuingwar/060608vankalai.htm

 

 

As the rates of Rapes are increasing, especially by the Armed Forces, the Nation is worried.

 

The reaction of Rajapakshe is given at the top of this post.

 

What prompted him to say what he said?

 

This,

Sri Lanka Guardian Reports,

 

Last November a soldier was arrested for sexually abusing an eight year old girl.
The girl, the daughter of an ASP, was waiting in an anteroom in the CMC while her father was at a discussion about the Commonwealth Summit. The soldier was the bodyguard of a colonel who was at the same discussion. The girl revealed what was done to her by the ‘Army Uncle’ (“using words according to her knowledge”) only after she went home .
Any reasonable person would know why that child did not scream during the abuse, why she remained mute until she was safe at home. Her silence and inaction were functions of terror and ignorance. But if Lanka enacts the proposed Rape Marriage Law, the soldier might be able to argue that he abused the child with her consent. After all, she did not protest, did she? Or tell her father when he came in? And the President himself thinks that children can ‘consent’ to rape: “If under aged girls are statutorily raped and the sexual act was however with consent, it may be good to have legislation that allows the perpetrator to marry the ‘victim’ with her consent.”
A Lankan must be over 18 to vote, to drive, to smoke and to drink. Such limits are imposed globally because until a certain age is reached, a human being lacks the capacity to make mature and informed choices about important matters. Statutory rape provisions too belong in same category. Their main purpose is to prevent adults from exploiting the ignorance, the trust, the inexperience and the terror of children.
President Rajapaksa thinks otherwise. He says children can ‘consent’ to a sexual act. So when a male adult rapes a female child and claims that he did so with her consent and she is too confused or scared or shocked to prove otherwise, he can escape punishment, by promising to marry her when she is 18.
Currently statutory rape laws apply to children under 16. How old does the President think a female-child has to be, in order to ‘consent’ to a ‘sexual act’? Fourteen? Twelve? Younger?
The above-mentioned incident indicates, again, how vulnerable North-Eastern children must be, under de facto military occupation. It also proves that child abuse/rape is a problem for all Lankan parents and children. But what hope is there when the Presidential father thinks that children can ‘consent’ to rape, and that rapists should be allowed to marry their victims?”
The Army has honed its skills in raping,by raping Tamils .
Understandable.
Tamils deserve to be raped, is it?
Well then when it comes to Sinhalese,?
UNICEF released a report on “Emerging concerns and case studies on child marriage in Sri Lanka” revealing details on statutory rape and early marriage in certain districts. 
The study highlighted the increasing cases of child abuse and the “grossly inadequate” measures available for dealing with the problem.
The number of crimes against children increased by 64% in 2012 from a year earlier with 3 to 5 children being raped every day in Sri Lanka.”
Hurts some one,somewhere..?

Source.

Rape Marriage Sri Lanka

 

 

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North East Is It A Part Of India? Plight Of Students

In India on February 21, 2014 at 11:06

One would find scant coverage of news from the North east of India.

Many are not even aware of the States in the North eastern Part of India,which in a paternalistic way called as the Seven Sisters of India.

Indian media wakes up on the issues of the North east when there is an insurgency activity, election, Rape or a Corruption case erupts up.

Many students from the North East study in Indian Universities, especially in the South, like the Manipal Group of Institutions in Karnataka ,Bangalore and Anna University in Tamil Nadu.

The students do not get the same treatment as the other Students.

In fact in some campuses thee are separate Mess facilities  for them.

In Hostel room allocations, these students are grouped together.

They do not get a chance to mingle with the other students,

On their part the North Indian Students do not make an effort to mingle with the others.

There is also a (mis) conception that they are untrustworthy.

The students who  stay out side the Hostel do not even get accommodation easily.

In the unfortunate case of a Girl from the North East getting molested, there seems to be no action unless the students resort to strike.

Unless we assimilate them we can not complain that they are being mistreated by India,

Time for us to ponder and mix with them freely without waiting for the Government to announce some useless paper schemes only to make money by politicians.

Manipur Girl rape

Girl from Manipur raped

Story:

I first discovered that ‘we’ were seen as ‘different’ when we moved to Chandigarh. I was 16, and rather surprised when we were visited at lunchtime by Mrs. Khunjoo , who lived in the next apartment. Surprised because we don’t generally expect visitors at lunchtime. Certainly not visitors who spring lithely over the balconies as Mrs Khunjoo did.

“Will you have lunch” my mother , ever hospitable asked her, the first time she manifested.

“No no sister,” she said. “i just want to see.”

“What do you want to see?”,I asked.

“No, please , just what you are eating ?”

She advanced upon our table. My Mother uncovered our serving dishes. She stared at it like some mystery was to be uncovered.

“Arre!” said Mrs Khujroo. “Rice? Dal?”

We do these things. We eat rice and dal but Mrs Khujroo was hoping that she would see something exotic.

“Do people from Nagaland really eat dogs?” asked my landlady when she first learnt that I was from the North East. She was offended when I walked out of the room. Mrs Vaidya (named changed to protect the innocent, namely me) failed to even realise that what she said could be offensive. Mrs Vaidya represents mainland India’s opinion about the seven states of North East India. But at least she has given me a place to stay. Many other North-Eastern students have been turned away because they don’t “look like us”. The other thing is institutional. Don’t believe it? Consider this.

One of India’s proudest moments was at the opening ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games. It was one of those moments when one feels proud to be part of such a great Indian Union. The Indian contingent marched in led by Abhinav Bindra proudly carrying our Indian flag. Before him, the signboard holder was wearing the Mizo tradition Puanchei dress. Such a proud moment for the North East to be finally recognised at a event of this scale.

The very next morning the Times of India front page had a photograph of the Indian contingent. “All the teams were led out by girls wearing saris in different styles, except for the Indian team, which was heralded by a girl in a Naga dress.” So much for a “knowledgeable” leading daily.

No North Eastern student in a mainland metropolitan city would be surprised by this sheer ignorance. It has become a part of their lives and an accepted fact that they do not belong here. Nor has the mainland made them feel like they’re part of this country. Hundreds of students come every year from the North East to seek admission in Delhi University. The joy of seeking admission is often cut short by the difficulties faced in the capital. Racial discrimination, language barriers, sexual harassment and trouble finding accommodation are only some of the numerous problems.”

..”

A Khap Panchayat called by Bhagwant Singh(President), Bhartu Rathi(Secretary), and Dhiraj Tokas (husband of Counsellor) from Munirka has ordered the landlords in Munirka area to evict all the tenants from North East within 3 months, as per tweets by Bina Nepram ( twitter ID @BinaNepram), noted activist from Manipur.

Also, there is Facebook update status message by here , sent to us by Twitte handle @Jorebungley.

This Facebook update reads,

The matter was first reported last night by What’s Up Darj ? and was subsequently reported by TheDC [Details here: http://goo.gl/xni0Yn%5D.

TheDC has also come to know that those who called for Khap Panchayat are relatives of Ashish Tokas alias Vicky who has been arrested on the charges of raping a 14 year old child from Manipuri. Following the threat, concerned people from North East are currently gathering at the Vashant Vihar Police Station.

TheDC team and people of Darjeeling strongly condemn this RACIST act and request the Central and Delhi governments to take appropriate action against the perpetrators.

After tragic killing of Nido Tania, supposedly in a racial attack on 29 Jan 2014, students and activists from North East India have been protesting against racial discrimination in Delhi.

This incident has not been picked up by mainstream media yet.

Source:

http://www.northeastblog.in/north-east-india/does-the-north-east-belong-to-india/

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Raping a Drunk Woman is Not Rape

In lifestyle on January 31, 2014 at 19:20

I saw an interesting judgment in Sweden where a Man accused of rape was acquitted because the woman was drunk !

So It is Not rape if you Rape a woman who is drunk!

A woman who is drunk

Drunk Woman

The incident took place in the 46-year-old man’s in November 2013 when the two returned to the man’s apartment after having dinner together at a restaurant inGothenburg.

The 21-year-old woman told the court the last thing she remembers from the evening is falling asleep in the man’s apartment with her clothes on before waking up the following afternoon to find herself locked in a room.

In its decision, the Gothenburg District Court ruled there was no doubt the woman was intoxicated, noting that she was so drunk she “fell to the ground and lay there awhile”, the Metro newspaper reported.

Tests later revealed the woman’s blood alcohol-level was between 2.0 and 2.5 per mille, more than ten times the legal limit in Sweden, putting her in what the court called a “particularly vulnerable situation”.

Reform’s to Sweden’s sex-crime legislation implemented in July 2013 redefined the term “incapacitated state” to “particularly vulnerable situation”, which in effect re-classifies certain types of sexual assault as rape.The reforms were meant to apply to cases where a victim responds to a sexual assault by remaining passive, allowing them to be treated as rape.

But the man told the court that he didn’t realize the woman was drunk when they were back at his flat, adding that during intercourse she was “active” and “made certain noises”.

In acquitting the man of the rape charges, the court ruled it had not been proven that the man “understood or was aware that” the woman was drunk nor that he knowingly acted against the woman’s wishes.”

Source:

http://www.thelocal.se/20140127/rape-suspect-freed-he-didnt-know-she-was-drunk

 

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Ordered Gang Rape In Public View

In India on January 24, 2014 at 17:51

A 20-year-old Tribal woman was ordered to be Gang Raped by a Village Kangaroo court  in a village 20 Kms away from Shantiniketan, where Rabindranath Tagore was born, in Birbhum District West Bengal.

Gang Raped in Public

Suspects in a gang-rape case . who were led by police to a courthouse in the Birdhum district near the village of Subalpur. Indian police said have arrested 13 people after a 20-year-old village woman was allegedly gang-raped on orders from tribal elders. Picture: AFP Source: AFP Men living in the village have also fled from their homes on the orders of tribal elders as police told of how locals tried to prevent her from reporting her ordeal. A total of 13 men have been arrested over the assault on the 20-year-old which was allegedly as punishment for “dishonouring” her community, a scattering of mud huts set amid palm trees and fields of rice and mustard. Her ordeal on Tuesday night, when she was taken to a thatched shed and repeatedly assaulted for a relationship she was having with a Muslim man, has rekindled the outrage in India over the treatment of women. Neighbours described the victim as a charming woman and said she planned to marry the Muslim companion. Source:http://www.news.com.au/world/gangrape-girl-was-bleeding-limping-after-she-escaped-indian-village-where-she-was-threatened/story-fndir2ev-1226809998738

Her Crime?

She had sexual Relations with a  man from outside the Community.

Rapes in India

Rapes Rise In India

A raised Bamboo platform was set up.

The girl was repeatedly gang raped and the whole Village witnessed this obnoxious inhuman and despicable incidence.

While the Politicians are playing the usual game of Buck passing, the Police, who went to arrest the culprits after a hue and cry over the affair, were admonished by the Villagers for’ attempting to destroy their Honor!.

I am not sure whether Literacy has reached the Village or despite it , the Tribal remain Tribal.

Those from the North East may take what I am stating below with a pinch of salt .

My Brother’s daughter had spent considerable time in the North East of India, about Ten to Twelve years.

She used to narrate me incidences of Debauchery by men and women who were already married.

She used to add that this activity is normally accepted, people do not attach much importance to it and take it as a matter of routine.

I was skeptical till we employed a Family from the North east to do our house hold chores.

Over  a period of time, the Maid’s Family details unfolded I was dumb struck at the level of Immorality.

I dispensed with their service.

I have come across many other similar cases.

Would any one from the North East clarify whether these are isolated Phenomena?

Villagers told TOI on Thursday that after thekangaroo court ordered her to be sexually savaged, the woman was placed on a raised bamboo platform so that the gang-rape was viewed by the entire village, children included.

“If the family does not pay up, go and enjoy yourselves,” is what headman and now prime accused Boloi Murdy allegedly told the men.

The woman’s family alleged she and her lover, a man from a nearby village, were tied up in Murdy’s courtyard, where a kangaroo court was held and handed down the punishment — a Rs 50,000 fine for the man and gang rape for the woman. Some villagers told TOI that the woman’s cries rent the air all night but no one stepped forward to help her. Even her family, who lives 50 metres away, could not rescue her.”

( The Times of India)

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SC Judge Tejpal Rape Cases Truth Is Somewhere Else

In crime, India on November 23, 2013 at 11:41

Recently a spate rape cases have been reported.

First came from  Lawyer that Supreme Court Judge,Since retired,, has attempted to rape her, though it has been put in polite terms, in  a law site.

Rape complaint Online.

Lawyer complains of Rape.

In Delhi at that time, interning during the winter vacations of my final year in University, I dodged police barricades and fatigue to go to the assistance of a highly reputed, recently retired Supreme Court judge whom I was working under during my penultimate semester. For my supposed diligence, I was rewarded with sexual assault (not physically injurious, but nevertheless violating) from a man old enough to be my grandfather. I won’t go into the gory details, but suffice it to say that long after I’d left the room, the memory remained, in fact, still remains, with me.

So what bothered me about this incident? As a conditioned member of the society, I had quickly “gotten over” the incident. But was that what worried me: that I had accepted what was essentially an ‘unacceptable’ situation. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that the crux of my unease lay in my inability to find a frame in which to talk, or even think, about my experience. While the incident affected me deeply, I felt little anger and almost no rancour towards the man; instead I was shocked and hurt that someone I respected so much would do something like this. My strongest reaction really, was overwhelming sadness. But this sort of response was new to me. That I could understand his actions and forgive him for them, or that I could continue to think of him as an essentially ‘good’ person, seemed a naïve position that were completely at odds with what I had come to accept was the “right” reaction to such incidents.”

Very Sanctimonious indeed.

One waits nearly a year, that too a Lawyer!

As an excuse.’conditioned member’?

Now she has become unconditioned?

I did not feel angry but sad?

More wish-wash.

Can you check into your Psyche and come with another explanation for your emotions and reactions?

Very nice.

People with no sense of Right or Wrong, even when you are wronged?

Something wrong somewhere.

Now more people have come out alleging sexual misconduct in the Bar, Justice department.

Why have they not reported immediately?

For personal safety or Gain?

Has some one been compensated or not compensated earlier?

Now we have one more on Tejpal of Tehelka for misbehaving with a colleague.

Now there is a version it is consensual!

I have posted earlier that these accusations of Rape, if not reported immediately cast a doubt on the motivations of the victims?

Is it pecuniary,or Professional advantage one is looking at?

When these are secured are complaints made?

Or are they made because the obligations are not met?

In cases of this nature, rape gains the Headlines and Truth may lie somewhere in between.

Pressure mounted on former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal as the Goa police on Friday said a first information report (FIR) had been lodged against him on charges of sexual assault and rape. The state police officials were said to be examining CCTV footage from ThinkFest, an event organised by the magazine, and the Grand Hyatt hotel where the alleged incident took place earlier this month. Delhi police visited Tejpal’s residence in the evening.

As angry reactions from politicians and activists poured in, Tehelka’s Managing Editor Shoma Choudhary told a TV channel that there was a “second version” of the incident, which she had dismissed before accepting the survivor’s demand for an unconditional apology. She said a complaints committee set up by the magazine underUrvashi Butalia to investigate the matter would include members from outside the organisation and the second version would be presented before them.

Satish Mehta, director, Anant Media, which runs the magazine, said he would speak on the matter on Monday. Mehta is also a director in several Alchemist Group companies, run by Chandigarh-based Trinamool Congress leader Kanwar Deep Singh. Singh, who owns Anant Media through his investment companies, did not reply to phone calls and text messages. Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien, who had tweeted on Thursday saying that Singh had told him that he did not own Tehelka, said he had already aired his views on TV. In a tweet thereafter, O’Brien said, “Getting calls from pink papers as to who owns Tehelka. Don’t know, don’t care. Only concern is the sexual assault case.”

Tejpal in a statement said, “There have been serious allegations cast on me in this last week, and unfortunately as sometimes happens in life, the complete truth and the need to do the honourable thing can come into conflict. In this case this anguish was accentuated by the fact that very many intimate people, professional and personal, were involved.”
http://jilsblognujs.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/through-my-looking-glass/

http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/tejpal-booked-for-sexual-assault-rape-113112200568_1.html

 

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