The 23- year- old woman is gone. But she leaves behind a shamed and a mourning nation. In her death, she has become the symbol of how we have, as a country and people, let her and her family down.
Let her down we have, like we have let down many thousands others like her every year. Delhi reportedly has more rape cases than any other city in India, with instances of reported rape rising at the rate of 17% every year.
The outrage against the assault on this young Indian, with everything to look forward to in her life, has galvanised the young and old all over the country – a nationwide mobilisation of minds expressing disgust, anger and frustration against what they see as a callous and unfeeling establishment that has presided over these statistics of crime.
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