I remember reading about the case this book was based upon almost six years ago. When I read the part about the deliberate disembowelment with a rod. Something clicked in my mind. Something I read in my much earlier research to understand different cultures was remembered. I dug into my records of notes and was astonished fatal wounds fitted the description of an ancient ritual.
Before anything think I am insulting Hinduism which I’m not. Although, something isn’t a part of the mainstream of a religious doesn’t mean it’s not practiced in darkness. I don’t want to insult anyone’s religious belief but if there are any parts that are harmful to any member of that society then it needs to be discontinued. There’s are ancient rites that involved sexual violence and disemboweling the sacrificial offerings which are girls and women. Some of these crimes are not what the public believe them to be. Some are offerings.
This practice existed in many ancient societies as to why the mentality is so ingrained worldwide. Many ancient societies had a male deity that dealt with rape and sexual violence toward women. To stop it, have that society as a whole have to be willing look at it for what it is. Madness. And stop claiming it was a part of their heritage. Something being old doesn’t make it right. Old people did plenty of crazy and cruel things back in their day. I’m not saying everyone claim this as part of their heritage but apparently lots of people do if the crimes are so numerous.
This is the kind of things one learn from studying history and anthology. Where the mindbogglingly madness comes from? How are anyone to deal with something when they have no idea where it comes from? All the laws passing in the world isn’t going to help if people’s mindset aren’t changed. These offenders are going to still pop up somewhere in the darkness until the root cause is found and wiped out.
It’s sad this young woman lost her life to something so old and could have been eliminated millenniums ago.
But I have a sinking feeling Jyoti Singh Pandey wasn’t this group’s first victim. She was the most prominent one but I don’t feel she was the first one.
The 2012 Delhi gang rape case involved a rape and fatal assault that occurred on 16 December 2012 in Munirka, a neighbourhood in South Delhi. The incident took place when a 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern, Jyoti Singh Pandey, was beaten, gang raped, and tortured in a private bus in which she was traveling with her friend, Awindra Pratap Pandey. There were six others in the bus, including the driver, all of whom raped the woman and beat her friend. Eleven days after the assault, she was transferred to a hospital in Singapore for emergency treatment but died from her injuries two days later. The incident generated widespread national and international coverage and was widely condemned, both in India and abroad. Subsequently, public protests against the state and central governments for failing to provide adequate security for women took place in New Delhi, where thousands of protesters clashed with security forces. Similar protests took place in major cities throughout the country. Since Indian law does not allow the press to publish a rape victim’s name, the victim has become widely known as Nirbhaya, meaning “fearless”, and her life and death have come to symbolise women’s struggle to end the rape culture in India and the long-held practice of either denial of its existence within the country, or otherwise blaming the victim rather than the perpetrator.