In India, a man ran away with a married woman. In response, a local council responded by ordering the rape of his sisters and the destruction of his home. Fearing for their lives and the safety of their daughters, the man’s family is living elsewhere, unable to return home.
Amnesty International has launched a petition to urge Indian authorities to step in and protect the daughters of this family. If you believe that this ruling is unjust, wrong and just plain cruel, please sign. These girls should not be living in fear of such a heinous act.
This is beyond disgraceful. It is disgusting.
What kind of backward society allows a local council (note that they were not elected by the people and are only on the council because they were lucky enough to born into the upper echelons of their society) to decide that a just punishment is rape?
Why must the daughters and by extension, the family be punished by their son’s decision? If anyone should be condemned, it is the couple, not his family and most certainly not his sisters.
What also strikes me about this story is that it proves that in many parts of the world, a woman is still regarded as a piece of property. They are bought and sold in the name of marriage, their virginity is their asset and the key to the family’s future. By ordering the rape of these two innocent girls, their future and by extension, the family’s future is soiled forever.
It is beyond disgraceful and the men who ordered this heinous act should be brought to a legitimate court to be tried for their actions.