It's nothing to do with pointing fingers or my pride. I stated the global reality. Perhaps you should go to FBI website and check the stats or go to UN website and check on rapes committed in countries in terms of per-capita. Indian stats are not high (1.6 per 100,000) when compared to volume of cases in many developed nations. But still over 26,000 (2011) number here is completely unacceptable. Do you want me to quote the US numbers? (it's more than three times).
You still don't get it, this is not about the USA. It about India, specifically the crime of rape, sexual violence in this particular context.
I don't know of any Americans in this discussion or elsewhere who has argued there is no rape in our country. It is how you deal with it which is on trial here.
As I told Start Da game when he asked me if I wanted more stats, I responded he could do as he wishes
The question before us is. Why is it that this crime of rape, sexual violence against women, is not taken seriously in India?
That also seems to be the question the demonstrators, men and women, are asking.
The answer to this question does not lie in the FBI statistics. That is just a diversion tactic that does not move the discussion forward.
You know very well, that there have been several discussions about US and its shortcoming on this forum, and anybody, including non-Americans, can participate.
Regarding the crime of rape, there was a time in this history this country ,the USA, where rape was not taken seriously; it took people of good will to tell to their elected officials, the law enforcement, that it was not acceptable.
It take demonstrations, civil right groups organizing, community organizations to convince hearts and mind of people who were previously indifferent.