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Defense Attorney Blames Victim in India Gang R* Murder Case

The attorney representing three men charged with gang rape and murder in India told an interviewer that the woman who died and her male companion were to blame for the attack, which took place on a moving bus in New Delhi, according to a report published Thursday.

"Until today I have not seen a single incident or example of rape with a respected lady," Manohar Lal Sharma said, according to the Bloomberg report. "Even an underworld don would not like to touch a girl with respect."

The Dec. 16 attack left the 23-year-old physiotherapy student and her companion, who was also beaten, bleeding on a highway. The woman died from her injuries two weeks later in a Singapore hospital.

Sharma, who is representing three of the five individuals charged in the attack, said Wednesday that his clients would plead not guilty to all charges in the case. Two other men have been charged in the attack, and a third was implicated but will be tried separately because he is a minor.

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Sounds democratic to me

"If the majority say that a woman isn't respectable enough, it's no crime to rape and kill her," is what this sounds like.

Which is why the rule of law is so so important. None of this subjective junk.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

jrd3820's picture

So

In another article I read about this the women of the country were practically begging for the right to have guns.

They were told their lives have to be in clear and present danger to have guns.

As a female I felt like; aren't their lives in clear and present danger simply by them being female over there?

This story has me all worked up.

What I got from the article after thinking it over

I understand getting worked up over this, because it IS very upsetting.

But the more I thought about the mentality of "those people weren't good enough in the first place, so they deserved what came to them," the more I realized that this mentality is still going strong here in the US. The accusations are different, ("He's too rich," "too stupid," "too gullible," "too paranoid," etc) but the ultimate arbitrary justification for denying a human being their basic right to justice and to their rights is still alive in our own society.

So when someone tries to say that so-and-so deserve to be punished even though they weren't a criminal, I can point out that they're acting just like these people did.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

jrd3820's picture

thanks for your thoughts on it

when everyone else was busy yelling about the piers morgan/alex jones debate, this is the story I was following. It was a hard story to follow as a female, but it grabbed my interest. You are right though, that mentality can be found anywhere. I just want those women in India to get their guns and I want the men there to back the eff off them.