There has been yet another violent gang rape in India on a bus.
It seem that all of the national attention that has been focused on India for the continued dangers that women face, had not been enough to stop the continued brutal rapes of women.
Friday night, a 29-year-old woman traveling on a bus in India was brutally raped.
She was the only passenger on the bus.
The bus driver reportedly refused to let her off the bus and instead drove to a desolated location.
Once there, the bus driver and the conductor took her to a building where they met five other men.
The seven (7) men took turn raping her throughout the night and finally dropped her off at her village early Saturday.
The woman is recovering at her home. So far six of the seven suspects have been arrested.
Women being raped is a very common crime in India. The nation mourned the loss of a 23-year-old medical student who was savaged raped on a bus in India and later died of her injuries in a hospital in Singapore.
On the very same day that the 23-year-old was brutally raped, and left for dead, there was another violent rape in India on a bus.
The 16-year-old girl was brutally raped by an off-duty conductor on the bus while the bus driver did nothing to stop the attack.
Another woman, 17-years-old, committed suicide because she was given the runaround while trying to report that she was raped. Rather than getting assistance, she was advised to marry one of the attackers.
A 15-year-old was held captive for eight days by a 24-year-odl man who raped the girl while his wife was out of town.
On the very same day that six suspects were arrested in the violent, brutal, gang rape of the bus passenger, a 32-year-old man was arrested for raping and killing a 9 year-old child.
The sad truth is that rape is very common in India. Women are so vulnerable that they try to structure their activities in such a way that they hope to avoid being raped.
Officials in India say that they are committed to protecting women, yet the inhumane treatment of women continues in India.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has been involved in politics since 1988 has become more outspoken in light of the nationwide coverage, however, one has to question just how much influence she has.
A helpline for women that was promised was not operational on the day officials said it would be.
It will be no easy undertaking to civilize the men in India who think it is OK to brutalize women. It is something they have learned from their forefathers and passed on from generation to generation.
Instead of protecting women, there are some in India who attempt to blame the women saying that they should marry at an extremely young age to protect themselves from rape and not wear dresses.
The sad truth is that it will take an organized, unified approach, that is currently not present, to change the thinking, and gain the buy-in of many in India.
In truth, woman will remain in grave danger in India for many more years to come.
Perhaps the US companies that still outsource jobs to India will rethink that stance.
Although outsourcing to India has decreased, there are still substantial amounts of job outsourced to India.
Perhaps if this type of national pressure is applied, it will force the hands of Indian officials, including Congress President Sonia Gandhi to take action so that there is not another violent gang rape in India on a bus and women can feel safe freely moving about in their homeland.