Today, a very brave young woman perished from injuries inflicted from a gang rape and beating that took place on a bus in India. Unfortunately, this is an all too common occurrence for those that frequent mass transit in India. Often times, women who are sexually assaulted, are blamed for the crime, which forces them to keep quiet, and for those that speak up, they are often ignored by police, or rare prosecutions are delayed in court for years.
Protesters have been rallying for days and 6 arrests have been made of the suspected perpetrators. I hope that this young woman’s death has not been in vain, and that the politicians and law enforcement will take heed and do something to protect all their citizens and work to prevent these terrible things from continuing.