Once again highlighting the hostile culture for women in India, from lawmakers to policemen, patriarchy is ingrained and there are no two ways about this. If you go by statistics, it shows that rape occurs every 22 minutes in India. Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India. And according to the National Crime Records Bureau 2013 annual report, 24,923 rape cases were reported across India in 2012. Out of these, 24,470 were committed by someone known to the victim (98% of the cases).
And to remind you, whatever reports we have on rape today is just the tip of the iceberg. The majority of rape cases still go unreported.
While women are still unsafe in India, here are some terrible things said by the lawmakers of India, about rape and the victim of this horrible crime: