New Delhi police fire water cannon at India rape protest

For the past few weeks, news headlines have highlighted the frustration Indian nationals are feeling with regards to the increase in rape cases over the years as well as the manner in which police are handling these cases. Protests and outrage have been prompted over the gang-rape and beating of a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in New Delhi. The articles posted reflect the reoccurring themes of safety and community. A 17-year-old Indian girl who was allegedly gang-raped has also committed suicide and there have been allegations that the police officers investigating her case had pressured her to drop her complaint and marry one of her attackers. One can help but not think what position a victim is placed in when the symbol of safety (police) is non-existent. Please take the time to read these articles and reflect on the safety of your community and what your role can be in helping your own community become a safer place.


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