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Monday, March 9, 2015

Two wrongs: The cure for rape is not murder

See no evil...   (Photo by che) 
Although violence against women has been rampant in India (the National Crime Records Bureau reports on 309,546 such crimes in 2013 alone), murder seems a rather unlikely cure.

Nevertheless, “a mob of  several thousand people broke into a high-security prison in India, dragged out a rape suspect and killed him…”

Reuters reports that the 35-year-old suspect was “hauled naked through the streets and beaten to death.”  When police tried to control the mob, another person “was killed and several injured.”

Whether this degree of eye-for-eye vengeance was solely about rape, or whether it was also fueled by religious tension, is not fully known.

What is known is that violence begets violence.  As Mahatma Gandhi so eloquently stated:  An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.


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