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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 Nerdfest on Thursday September 03 2015, @10:34AM

    by Nerdfest (80) on Thursday September 03 2015, @10:34AM (#231653)

    Racism is always irrational. Culturalism isn't though.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @07:27PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @07:27PM (#231912)

    > Racism is always irrational. Culturalism isn't though.

    Lol, talk about splitting hairs.

    Race is culture. Perhaps you don't remember the times when irish, italians and germans were all excluded from the "white" race. [vox.com]

  • (Score: 2) by CirclesInSand on Thursday September 03 2015, @09:37PM

    by CirclesInSand (2899) on Thursday September 03 2015, @09:37PM (#231982)

    I assure you, you want a racist doctor. A doctor that knows which medicine to prescribe to which race is a much better doctor than a doctor who believes that all people are the same.

    And since I know someone is going to think "that's not real racism", let me just preemptively direct that someone to wikipedia [wikipedia.org] .

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @09:47PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @09:47PM (#231985)

      > A doctor that knows which medicine to prescribe to which race is a much better doctor than a doctor who believes that all people are the same.

      Yeah, I really want a doctor who is going to prescribe medicine based on my race rather than my symptoms. That is the pinnacle of scientific medicine. Top notch all the way!