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posted by cmn32480 on Thursday September 03 2015, @05:27AM   Printer-friendly
from the not-something-to-joke-about dept.

One of the sisters who has been sentenced to be repeatedly raped because her brother eloped with a woman from a higher caste has said she cannot return home because she fears village elders will want to take revenge on her.

An illegal jury, composed of male upper caste Baghpat village elders, reportedly ordered the gang rape of Meenakshi Kumari, 23, and her 15-year-old sister after their brother Ravi eloped with a married woman, known only as Krishna, from a higher caste.

Ms Kumari, fearing for their lives, petitioned India's Supreme Court for protection. The case brought international attention after an Amnesty International petition to save the two girls from the punishment garnered more than 200,000 signatures.


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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by aristarchus on Thursday September 03 2015, @07:26AM

    by aristarchus (2645) on Thursday September 03 2015, @07:26AM (#231620) Journal

    Oh, that makes it alright? Indiscriminate genocide is better that the more specific versions? No, Eth, what you said was just wrong. Wrong on many levels. This is what makes you such a poor troll! If you want to provoke Soylentils, you will have to use a much finer brush. Not genocide, but patricide? What if we just took out all the males of the age of majority in your target area? Not like it hasn't been done before with first born sons! Or if we just take out the Wahabists! Now there is an idea! We can refute a religious ideology with targeted killings. Oh, I forget, you are ex-Navy, currently military contractor, or as we in civilian life call them, mercenary. So I would guess that you are incapable of imagining any resolution to a disaggrement that did not involve firepower, and the final solution of firepower, which is genocide.

    I want to say, that in spite of my initial and continuing desire to see you banned from SoylentNews, I do in fact hold out hope that you could actually become a cogent and rational contributor to our discussions. I hold the same hope for The Mighty Buzzard, and even jmorris and khallow. You should not draw any conclusions from the inclusion in this list. But the point is, once you get beyond your own ideological blinders, there is a whole world of people who think, and thinking can be influenced by, for the most part, better thinking. You are not contributing to the better thinking here with anti-semetic genocidal rants. So, please, stop.

    Yours, Aristarchus.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @08:18AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @08:18AM (#231628)

    >I want to say, that in spite of my initial and continuing desire to see you
    >banned from SoylentNews, I do in fact hold out hope that you could actually
    >become a cogent and rational contributor to our discussions. I hold the same
    >hope for The Mighty Buzzard, and even jmorris and khallow.

    Yes, I find it most curious. I read posts by them and they will
    say intelligent, thoughtful things but then, in the next breath, they come out
    with the most vile and appalling stuff. I dont get it, I dont understand
    the cognitive dissonance they so often display.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @11:16AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @11:16AM (#231670)

      It is common to have multiple accounts and even anonymous posts attacking certain users.

      They don't hope to get anyone banned, but put the idea in the mind of the hapless reader that these certain users are a nuisance, might be insane, are an old problem and are to be ignored. Even when E-Fueled's comment calls for genocide (in jest, of course) of the whole middle east. And you call it anti-semitic. Do you also think that 99 non-jews and 1 jew dying makes it a holocaust? Doesn't that make it "genocide"? Isn't a a non-jew life just as important as a jew life?