The rape and murder of India in January this year has turned into a religious conflict, with a gender newsletter that takes you through the potential oppression and religious polarization of the caste system in India.

This January, Achifa Bano, a eight-year-old girl in New Delhi, India, Asifa Bano, dressed in a purple dress, grazing horses in the northern Indian meadow, a man motioned to her to go to the forest, and she followed, never to return.

A few days later, people found in the forest Achifa was sexually abused body, her body dress, stained with blood.

According to the Chamo Kesh police investigation, eight men were arrested in connection with the case, including a retired official, 4 policemen and a teenager, mostly Hindus. Police said they forced Axi to take sleeping pills and dragged them to a nearby temple under house arrest, where they were killed after rape.

The whole incident appears to have been another horrific sexual violence against girls in India, but in the months after Achifa was killed, the case sparked a war of religious polarization in India.

After the suspect was arrested, some Indian militants claimed that the suspects were wronged and accused the axi of the French-owned Basque tribe of trying to change the local population structure that was originally a Hindu mass, and to plunder the Hindu forest and water resources. Some Hindus took to the streets in protest, demanding the release of the suspect, and two BJP of the provincial director of the party attended the rally.

The act of inciting the public to release the suspect on the basis of religion, which has been disclosed by the media, has aroused public concern in the Indian social media.

Orchestrated crime: Rape becomes a political means to the girl's body as a battlefield

According to New York time, with more details of the rape, some Indian celebrities have staged social media campaigns to express their spate aversion to sexual assault cases. Many Indians say they feel disgusted--a rage against the government, similar to the bus rapes that took place in 2012 in the capital, New Delhi.

Sociologist Deepa Narayan, particularly on the bus rape case and the motives for the rape and murder, said, "Rape is rape, which can be worse." "Bus rape is a drunken man trying to find a good time through controlling and insulting women, while the Axi law case is a well-planned, well-designed crime that will rape girls as a means and a weapon to achieve political ends." 」

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Perhaps many people want to ask: why a religious conflict, the use of rape as a means of fighting the body of the girl?

This is related to the patriarchal cancer that has long planted the caste system in India. According to the BBC , Uttar Pradesh is India's most populous state with a population of over 200 million, and India's poorest state, with more than 40% of its population living below the poverty line. Like most northern states, the state of Uttar Pradesh is still patriarchal and feudal, and the status of women is very low, while Indian society has a strict caste, and prejudices about gender and religion are entrenched. (Recommended reading:"She should shut up and let us sexually abused" "daughter of India" documentary to uncover the truth of the Indian round of violence )

In addition to the caste system circulated in India, which has led to the low status of many of the Dalit classes, the street and the insecurity of life, often the target and victim of sexual assault, the notion of extreme patriarchal attitudes in Indian society has also deepened the culture of female discrimination and sex violence. The phenomenon of abortion, female infanticide and child marriage is spate, in which women in India generally have no status, no property, are subjected to discrimination and threats of violence, and are even considered to be the object of "enjoyment", which is aggravated by sexual crimes.

The government has been doing nothing to curb sexual violence from the rapes and murders of girls

The Independent report also notes that the rape and murder of the girl child has once again aroused global concern about the prevalence of sexual violence against women in India.

From the 2012 bus rounds to the 2018 rape and murder of girls, whether the opposition became the current ruling party, the Indian authorities had never been active in the issue of sexual assault, and were deaf to the emerging issue of sexual assault, which had never been politically materially resolved or improved by policy.

Citing "Tedxtaoyuan" In an interview, the Indian girl Aranya Johar, who had filmed the gender guide for Brown Girls ("A Brown Girl ' Guide to Gender"), was asked about the question of the Indian caste system for the existing child marriages in India, How can the influence of gang rape and gender discrimination be underestimated? She replied:

This is definitely a topic that needs to be mentioned. Our government does not do much in this piece of work.

Take child marriage as an example, child marriage is illegal, yes, but the practice in the countryside is to assign marriage to the child early, until the legal marriageable age, immediately to the wedding. Although legally, these children do not encounter child marriage, but in fact, the marriage contract has been booked. Children even have to pay for each other at an early age. If I was born in the country, I (18 years old) had already been betrothed to a certain man, this is very unfortunate.

One of the reasons that would be particularly prevalent in rural areas is that in a poorly paid farmer's home, it is necessary to "sell" a daughter to a bride, because traditionally you have to prepare a large dowry for a male family, and a groom's male will get a motorbike, a car or a large sum of money.

It's like a "bridal deal", in which a daughter is seen as losing money, and once the family is slightly rich enough to pay for her daughter's wedding expenses, they will not hesitate to send her out immediately. In big cities, child marriage is extremely rare. I did hear that friends of friends were married at age 18 and 19, but that was a few cases. The above issues are widely discussed and valued in urban areas. Victims of sexual assault and home violence have more support and are willing to disclose things and even receive media visits.

But in rural areas, many women (victims) think they owe their male partners a sexual need. And this humiliation, the humble mentality is what we want to flip. Further, such changes and efforts should be carried out at the same time in both sexes, not only to change the concept of men, but also to establish a correct mentality for women.

To jump off the subject itself, it seems more practical to talk loudly from the masses themselves, and in my view it would be a lot of trouble to bring the issue to the Government and engage with people who are genuinely able to formulate policies or have the right to make drastic changes.

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Religious differentiation in rape and murder: A resource scramble between Hindu and Muslim

Achifa rape and murder case, in addition to let us face up to the Indian society to the discrimination and the sexual violence spate phenomenon, between the victim and the suspect's religious identity, also causes a religious polarization demonstration. Some Indian ruling political figures and radical Hindus have staged demonstrations in sectarian rhetoric demanding the release of suspected Achifa, a 8-year-old Muslim girl who has been involved in a round of violence, causing outrage across India and protests in social media.

Hindu nationalists, according to New York time, have turned this into a rallying cry-not for justice for the Axi law, but for defending the accused.

All the arrested men are Hindus, and the Axi Bakawara (bakarwals) Nomadic, Muslim, and some of the police investigating the case are Muslims, so Hindu activists say the findings in the case are not credible.

This week a group of Hindu lawyers used their bodies to block the police and prevent them from entering the courthouse to sue the suspects, and a lawyer, Ankur Sharma, told the BBC that Muslim nomads were trying to change the local Hindu population structure, " They are robbing us of our forests and water resources, "he says, and he thinks these defendants are innocent, and the real killer is still at large. (Recommended reading: The double stigma of society and religion: that day, Indonesian comrades were flogged in public)

The protesters took to the streets in Wednesday, leading to the paralysis of the town of Assoya in northern India near Shifa, where dozens of female Hindus blocked the road and protested, "they are against our religion," and one of the protesters Bimra Devis (Bimla Devi) threatened not to release the accused, " We're going to burn ourselves. 」

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Axi's father, Poira, was saddened and fatigued by the reason for his daughter's murder as a Bakarwala: "Our land and our lives are here, and this is our home." 」

In late Thursday, La Hurgan, the opposition party's congress president, held a candlelight vigil in New Delhi demanding justice in the Greek bill, along with accusations that rape charges against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politicians, "like millions of Indians, my heart is hurting tonight," Hurgan on Twitter After speaking to about 5000 people at a vigil at the Indian Gate War Memorial.

"India simply cannot continue to treat women as before. What happens in the Axi law is a crime against humanity. It cannot be unpunished, "he said," What will we become if we allow political interference in the unimaginable brutality of innocent children? " 」

As a result, the outrage over sexual assault and anti-religious polarization has been burning in India, where people have been #JusticeforAsifa in tandem with community labels, and social media around India have paid attention to the situation of women in India and this incident, and through legitimate and reasonable judicial procedures, Give a fair verdict to the Greek Act.