The details of the crime are unspeakable. But we need to speak about them, or more precisely, the reasons why we continue to live in a world where a young woman can get viciously gang-raped on public transport, thrown out of a moving vehicle, and die of her injuries.
Earlier this month a 23-year-old woman was attacked on a bus in New Dehli. She was eventually flown to a Singapore hospital after a series of local operations in a desperate attempt to save her life from the injuries she sustained from allegedly being repeatedly raped by six men and then pushed from the bus.
The reaction in India and now around the world has been collective outrage. There have been high profile Indians expressing their anger, shame and disgust on Twitter, candle-light vigils, protests, and social media campaigns, all on a scale never before seen about an issue that is apparently endemic in the country.
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