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India Rape Pity

Pity the Rapist

Jehangir S. Pocha | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Jehangir S. Pocha

These are the slight young men in faded clothes who hide their faces with scarves when the police parade them before TV cameras as the crowds outside chant for their heads. It is easy to fear and hate them, not just for their acts, but because much of India sees them as sub-humans, fit only to be ignored when present and disposed off when inconvenient. 'An eye for an eye' is the mantra now gripping a country whose founding father warned that this only ends up making the whole world blind.