You prejudice is showing and you don't even realize it. In the first sentence, you have no doubt it was not "caste-ism/religious discrimination in this rape case"
In the second sentence, you have no trouble to state the the perpetrators are lower castes.
I have seen this over and over again. Since lower castes are less likely to participate these debate on internet forums, this notion goes unchallenged.
And to finish with a bang, you add reference to "black on white crime in the US for example. "
See the post I replied to. The poster is trying to make it as if it is a hate crime against minority Sikhs. I said that the victim is a Hindu Brahmin not half or quarter Sikh.
If you look at the names of the perpetrators some of them are lower caste.
However this is a rape case. Not a caste discrimination case.
To best of my knowledge this is the caste/religious denomination of the criminals.
Ram Singh -- lower caste (OBC) (though Singh is also a Sikh surname it is never used in conjunction with Ram, a Hindu god)
Mukesh Singh -- lower caste (OBC) ( brother of the above accused and also same caste. Mukesh is also a Hindu name)
Vinay Sharma -- upper caste (Brahmin highest in the caste system)
Muhammad Afroz -- Muslim ( lead accused and underaged, will be sentenced in juvenile court)
Akshay Thakur -- upper caste (Rajput high in the hierachy)
Pawan Gupta -- upper caste (Bania high in the hierarchy)
I am currently in Delhi and no one in India is treating this as a caste discrimination/religious discrimination case.
The black on white crime reference is to make it relevant to *JR* (TF's race expert).
BTW, is this a consensus among Indians. That lower caste commit crime against upper caste?
You just talked about it as a matter of fact, as something widely accepted.
The consensus is that lower castes are victims of upper caste crime. In rural areas we haven't heard much of the reverse situation. If a mugging happens in the US do you automatically treat as a hate crime? That's the same way this case is being treated in India. Its not being treated as a caste/religious issue. Its being treated as a rape.