The pic shows just one of the many Candle light Vigils for the terrible tragedy that has unfolded over the last few days in India.
The brutal gang rape of a young girl in Delhi has resulted in shock, despair and shame on what it means to be Indian in a country that can’t treat its daughters right. Countless reports of rape have been pouring in from other parts of India validating the view that this country just doesn’t keep its promise when it comes to women’s safety and their freedom.
The patronizing reaction of the Central Government and the Home Minister have only contributed to revulsion and disbelief on how the Rulers of this country view themselves as Royalty. Peaceful protesters have been assaulted with water canons and lathi wielding policemen.
The death of the rape victim has set in a solemn and hopefully introspective mood throughout India as we enter 2013.
Guest Pic by Ankur Tiku
Text by Ravi Kaushik