Tourists Fear Getting Assaulted Or Worse, Raped By Traveling To India

by
Sameera Ehteram
Sexual assault is turning into an epidemic in India and no number of laws, arrests and sentences seem to instill any fear in these savages who attack women at will.

Tourists Not Safe In India

Sexual assault is turning into an epidemic in India and no number of laws, arrests and sentences seem to instill any fear in these savages who attack women at will.

In fact, culprits have become bold enough to target foreigners as well.  

2014 has just started and sexual attacks on Polish, German and Danish female travelers have already been reported.

A 51-year-old Danish traveler was robbed, beaten and gang raped as she stopped to ask for directions to her hotel. Three men have been arrested in connection with the assault.

An 18-year-old Germancharity worker was allegedly rapedwhile sleeping on a train in southern India. A man has been arrested as a suspect.

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Also, a Polish woman travelling with her two-year-old daughter was raped by an Indian taxi driver who used a spray to drug her inside the cab. The police are searching for the culprit.

These unfortunate incidents are a reminiscent of the rapes of US and Swiss tourists last year.

The increasing incidents have tarnished India’s reputation as a country that was, till recently, one of the choicest tourist destinations.

According to National Crime Records Bureau, India’s official source of crime data, one woman is raped every 20 minutes in the world’s second most populous country.

Several other high-profile rape cases involving Indian women in 2013 prompted much reaction as well as stricter laws and punishments, but little is visible in terms of tangible changes in attitude.

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One thing is for sure, India has become an opposite of the fun loving, hospitable country that it used to be. Tourists, especially women are bound to be wary.

Tourism ads and movies showing female tourists traipsing around the country freely mingling with locals, including men, hitchhiking rides and partying away seem more of a recipe for disaster than an invitation to a dream destination.

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