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Old Jan 9th, 2013, 04:28 AM   #256
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Guru blames Delhi rape victim, sparks outrage
9 Jan 2013, 7:40 am - Source: AFP

A popular Indian spiritual guru has sparked a backlash after saying a 23-year-old student could have averted a murderous gang-rape by begging for mercy from her attackers.

Self-styled godman Asharam, known to his followers as "Bapu" or father, told his devotees that blame for the assault on a moving bus in New Delhi on December 16 should not just rest with her attackers.

"This tragedy would not have happened if she had chanted God's name and fallen at the feet of the attackers. The error was not committed by just one side," he said in video footage which has been widely circulated on the Internet.

Full article: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1...arking-outrage
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Old Jan 9th, 2013, 06:59 AM   #257
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9 Jan 2013, 7:40 am - Source: AFP

A popular Indian spiritual guru has sparked a backlash after saying a 23-year-old student could have averted a murderous gang-rape by begging for mercy from her attackers.

Self-styled godman Asharam, known to his followers as "Bapu" or father, told his devotees that blame for the assault on a moving bus in New Delhi on December 16 should not just rest with her attackers.

"This tragedy would not have happened if she had chanted God's name and fallen at the feet of the attackers. The error was not committed by just one side," he said in video footage which has been widely circulated on the Internet.

Full article: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1...arking-outrage
Does this person has a brain or a heart? If all victims just beg for mercy from the attackers and then they gonna get safe (which I think MOST of them would beg in that situation), there would be NO crimes right? In the first place, if these 6 bastards did not get the evil mind to attack the girl, this crime would not have happened right? Why to say the girl has her responsibilty? Go to hell, they should hang this man as well!
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Does this person has a brain or a heart? If all victims just beg for mercy from the attackers and then they gonna get safe (which I think MOST of them would beg in that situation), there would be NO crimes right? In the first place, if these 6 bastards did not get the evil mind to attack the girl, this crime would not have happened right? Why to say the girl has her responsibilty? Go to hell, they should hang this man as well!
You want an enterprising 'godman' exercising his freedom of speech to be hanged ?
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You want an enterprising 'godman' exercising his freedom of speech to be hanged ?
I was getting very emotional and my blood was boiling for reading this "freedom of speech" which ignored the feelings of the victim's relatives. Hanged may be is over-reacted, by this man should not be a leader in any aspect.
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This issue is very deep rooted. As reflected by start da game's post many people here are uneducated or still hold very lowly of women. Besides in an attempt to have the most people friendly from of government we have dug a grave for ourselves cause the only way this country can improve is if we have a much more stricter law system as present in China. The heck even if the current laws are implemented well enough it would be much better but our idiotic dumb and uneducated ministers are busy feeding on people's money for their own self rather than thinking about the country. If only the laws are implemented quickly will it create some scare in the minds of rapists. This case has received international exposure now and it the government can STILL not take some big action then well expect nothing to change here. On top of that we have some more morons claiming themselves to be Godmen and coming up with such disgusting comments for the rapist, the worst part a lot of people even blindly follow them and as Mimi suggested if these people are.not punished they will continue to mislead a lot of people.

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I was getting very emotional and my blood was boiling for reading this "freedom of speech" which ignored the feelings of the victim's relatives. Hanged may be is over-reacted, by this man should not be a leader in any aspect.
I think what Phile meant by "enterprising" is that being a godman is big business; sort of like being a televangelist in the US.

India’s ‘godmen’ face questions about wealth

PUTTAPARTHI, India — For centuries, their image was as barefoot ascetics who spent their lives in solitary Himalayan meditation. But now India’s gurus, “miracle workers” and spiritual leaders, often collectively known as “godmen,” have become savvy, powerful figures who control vast philanthropic and business empires, dabble in politics and manipulate the media.

With that power and wealth, however, have come questions about the business of religion, fueled in recent months by the discoveries of hoards of gold, silver, diamonds and cash, the declaration of assets running into hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars, and accusations of money laundering.

The godmen range from “miracle-workers” and “living gods,” such as Sathya Sai Baba, the diminutive holy man with a black Afro who left behind a secret trove of gold, silver and cash when he died in April, to yoga gurus including Baba Ramdev, a television star who joined a popular campaign against official corruption, only to be investigated for tax evasion.

The rising wealth and prominence of the godmen in the past two decades has accompanied rising incomes in India and the liberalization of the media. To an extent, it also mirrors the rising political popularity of the Hindu nationalist movement, with its assertion of pride in Hindu traditions and values.

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Disgusting arguments: the victim should not have been out at night; her boyfriend should have defended her; no respected woman gets raped in India; women only get raped in Indian cities not in villages (yeah riiiiight ).

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NEW DELHI—The lawyer representing three of the men charged with the gang rape and murder of a medical student aboard a moving bus in New Delhi has blamed the victims for the assault, saying he has never heard of a “respected lady” being raped in India.

Manohar Lal Sharma said his clients will plead not guilty to all charges Thursday when they make their next court appearance. His comments come as Indians have reacted with outrage to the opinions of politicians and a religious preacher who have accused westernized women of inviting sexual assaults.

Sharma said the male companion of the murdered 23-year-old was “wholly responsible” for the incident as the unmarried couple should not have been on the streets at night.

“Until today I have not seen a single incident or example of rape with a respected lady,” Sharma said in an interview at a café outside the Supreme Court in India's capital. “Even an underworld don would not like to touch a girl with respect.”

Sharma's comments highlight frequently aired attitudes toward women in India. Activists say reporting of sex crimes and police investigations of rape are hindered by a tendency to blame the victim for not following the traditional, conservative social roles ascribed to women.

READ MORE: In India, stories about rape and humiliation abound away from the spotlight

“This is the mentality which most Indian men are suffering from unfortunately,” said Ranjana Kumari, director for the New Delhi-based Centre for Social Research. “That is the mindset that has been perpetrating this crime because they justify it indirectly, you asked for it so it is your responsibility.”

A spiritual guru, Asharam, sparked an outcry earlier this week when he said the New Delhi victim was equally responsible and should have “chanted God's name and fallen at the feet of the attackers” to stop the assault.

Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the pro-Hindu Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh that underpins the country's main opposition political party, said rapes only occur in Indian cities, not in its villages, because women there adopt western lifestyles.

Sharma said the man and woman should not have been traveling back late in the evening and making their journey on public transport. He also it was the man's responsibility to protect the woman and that he had failed in his duty.

“The man has broken the faith of the woman,” Sharma said. “If a man fails to protect the woman, or she has a single doubt about his failure to protect her, the woman will never go with that man.”

Sharma, 56, a Supreme Court lawyer for the last two decades, says that his clients are innocent.

“This is a very complicated case and the matter has not been solved yet,” he said. Police have said they have DNA evidence linking all six to the crime.

Ram Singh, the driver of the bus and the alleged ringleader, is struggling to communicate and fluctuating between crying and laughing, Sharma said. Sharma, who has also been appointed to represent Singh's brother Mukesh and Akshay Kumar Singh, who is unrelated, plans to challenge police over their handling of the evidence.

Sharma's appointment comes after chaotic scenes on Jan. 7 that forced the magistrate to order a private hearing over concerns for the safety of the accused. Sharma was one of two lawyers denounced by other advocates for volunteering to represent the defendants. Arguments and scuffles over his offer led the magistrate to order the court room be cleared and future sessions to be held behind closed doors.

The gang rape of the woman on Dec. 16 provoked a sustained and charged debate about the safety of women in the world's biggest democracy. The brutality of the crime and allegations by a male friend of the victim that it took police 45 minutes to respond to calls outraged the nation.

The attack on the woman and her friend, which led to her death almost two weeks later, forced the government to address demands for swifter justice, safer streets and heavier sentences in rape cases.

India's top court on Jan. 4 began considering demands for faster trials and the suspension of lawmakers accused of sex crimes.

The three defendants Sharma is representing put their thumb prints on forms appointing him as their lawyer because they are illiterate, according to a copy of the documents given to Bloomberg News.

Five of the six accused will be tried for abduction, rape and murder, among other charges, government prosecutor Rajiv Mohan said Jan. 6. The other, said to be a juvenile, has been appearing before a separate judicial panel.

The male friend of the woman who was repeatedly raped and brutalized aboard the bus last month has recounted the two-hour attack which ended with the couple being thrown on to the roadside, ignored by passersby and argued over by police.

In a Jan. 4 interview with the Zee News television channel, the man, who along with the rape victim hasn't been officially identified, described how they were lured on to the bus operating illegally on the night of Dec. 16 as they returned home from a movie theatre in a southern neighbourhood of the Indian capital.

The six men aboard the bus, “which had tinted windows and curtains, had laid a trap for us,” he told the channel. “They beat us up, hit us with an iron rod, snatched our clothes and belongings and threw us off the bus on a deserted stretch.” The woman, who was flown to Singapore for medical treatment, died in the hospital Dec. 29.

Sharma says there are number of discrepancies in the police's version of the events, which he will reveal in court. The only example he was willing to give is the failure of the police almost three weeks after the attack to determine whether one of the accused is a juvenile.

Sharma criticized the lawyers of a local district association who have said no advocates should represent the accused.

“These people are just seeking revenge,” Sharma said. “They are not seeking justice. A defendant has a right to a lawyer, this is a basic principle of a modern society.”
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A popular Indian spiritual guru has sparked a backlash after saying a 23-year-old student could have averted a murderous gang-rape by begging for mercy from her attackers.

Self-styled godman Asharam, known to his followers as "Bapu" or father, told his devotees that blame for the assault on a moving bus in New Delhi on December 16 should not just rest with her attackers.

"This tragedy would not have happened if she had chanted God's name and fallen at the feet of the attackers. The error was not committed by just one side," he said in video footage which has been widely circulated on the Internet.

Full article: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1...arking-outrage
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Disgusting arguments: the victim should not have been out at night; her boyfriend should have defended her; no respected woman gets raped in India; women only get raped in Indian cities not in villages (yeah riiiiight ).



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I cannot stand this any more, send this lawyer to hell too!
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Am I the only person that gets a little uncomfortable when the West makes such a huge news story out of situations like this? Same as the massive news story in the UK made out of some Muslim men in Northern England who were found guilty of 'grooming' some teenage white girls.

Rape, child abuse, ''grooming', is everywhere. And it ihas been going on since time began. Victorian London had child brothels and epidemic levels of syphilis. Most cases of reported rape and child abuse in the UK involve white males.

The point I'm trying to make is that I feel the Western media is hypocritical. It's as if they're saying this case is unique and unique to 'foreign' cultures, and yes, it's awful, but why is it getting the exposure it is? Women are raped everyday in the UK with no reporting in the media. There's just something about this level of exposure I'm concerned about.
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I cannot stand this any more, send this lawyer to hell too!
This defence lawyer is just getting his two minutes of fame, which he may believe will help him get a few more cases. This is no where in hell that the 6 accused are not going to pay dearly for what they did. They may even be sentenced to death.
Also, regardless of how heinous the crime the accused have a right to a lawyer. If this guy didn't take the opportunity for free publicity some other lawyer would have had a go.
Even the 26/11 captured terrorist Ajmal Kasab was assigned a defence lawyer.
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Indian rape accused says police tortured him (excerpts below)

By Suchitra Mohanty Posted 2013/01/10 at 6:48 am EST

NEW DELHI, Jan. 10, 2013 (Reuters) — One of the five men charged with the gang rape and murder of an Indian student said police tortured him in custody and he and at least three of his co-defendants say they are innocent, lawyers said on Thursday.... One of the men, Mukesh Singh, the brother of a bus driver who police say was the leader of the gang, will base his defense on police brutality, his lawyer said.

"Mukesh was illegally tortured in the custody of the police," said the lawyer, Manohar Lal Sharma. The five face charges of murder, gang rape and abduction, prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty. A sixth suspect is being investigated separately to determine if he is below the age of 18, as he says he is.

The case has shone a light on a widespread problem of violence against women but also the failure of the criminal justice system to bring the guilty to justice in a country where official statistics show a rape is reported every 20 minutes.

The bus driver and alleged gang leader Ram Singh said he was innocent during a two-hour meeting with his lawyer, V.K. Anand, in Delhi's Tihar jail, the lawyer said. Two other accused, gym assistant Vinay Sharma and bus cleaner Akshay Kumar Singh, say they were falsely implicated, said their lawyer, A.P. Singh. "I will ... prove their innocence," the lawyer said after the hearing....

GROUNDS FOR APPEAL?

For days after their arrest, soon after the December 16 assault on the woman and a male companion, none of the men had a lawyer. Most members of the judiciary refused to represent them because of the outrage over the attack.

Police conducted extensive interrogations of the men in the absence of any lawyer and they say they have recorded confessions. The hearings, which are closed to the media, are taking place in a court across the street from a cinema where the victim watched a movie before boarding the bus with a friend who was also severely beaten.

Prosecutors say they have a large file of evidence, including statements and DNA samples taken from blood-stained clothing recovered by police. But legal experts had said the earlier lack of representation for the five suspects could give grounds for appeal if they were found guilty. Convictions in similar cases have often been overturned years later....

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our fucking politicians represent the moral decay in our society. indians could not turn to a single politician in india for leadership after such an event.

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Am I the only person that gets a little uncomfortable when the West makes such a huge news story out of situations like this? Same as the massive news story in the UK made out of some Muslim men in Northern England who were found guilty of 'grooming' some teenage white girls.

Rape, child abuse, ''grooming', is everywhere. And it ihas been going on since time began. Victorian London had child brothels and epidemic levels of syphilis. Most cases of reported rape and child abuse in the UK involve white males.

The point I'm trying to make is that I feel the Western media is hypocritical. It's as if they're saying this case is unique and unique to 'foreign' cultures, and yes, it's awful, but why is it getting the exposure it is? Women are raped everyday in the UK with no reporting in the media. There's just something about this level of exposure I'm concerned about.
If there is no reporting in the media, how do you know that this is true? Are you doing your own empirical investigations concerning rape in the UK?
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