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Why on earth should a woman be stripped naked and paraded in streets?

Nov 14, 2014, 9:47 AM | Article By: Alieu Jobe

When I read an article in The Standard Newspaper dated 11 November 2014, about a woman being stripped naked in India and paraded in the streets just because she was accused of killing someone in her community, which might not even be the case, I was totally shocked and started wondering why on earth such a thing should happen.

Women should be treated with dignity and be respected at all cost.

There is no law that says women should be maltreated and abused. Such an attack on them is violence and a crime against women, which is a violation of their rights.

That incident is a crime that should not be tolerated in the 21st century because it is inhuman and savagery.

The people that committed that barbaric crime in India should be punished and brought to justice for humiliating and disrespecting a woman in such an uncompromising manner.

Considering what we see and hear, women in India are very vulnerable in that country. They go through some very difficult circumstances like ganged rape, stoning to death and even physical assault, all of which are violent and heinous crimes against women and humanity.

In my own opinion, people perpetuating such crimes seem not to have a conscience, or do not behave like civilised people of the 21st century.

Just imagine, a woman being stripped naked and paraded on the streets in broad daylight for everyone to see. That is a serious crime against humanity. In fact, it is one of the worst crimes I have ever heard of.

I am, therefore, appealing to the Indian government to bring those responsible for such acrime to justice as soon as possible, and also ensure that such a crime does not happen again as it is total injustice to women not only in India, but the whole world.

Such crimes against women should not exist, let alone be allowed to take place in any society.

The particular woman and others that have gone through that experience will continue to be degraded and stigmatised in the society for the rest of their lives, which is very difficult to bear.

Just imagine their relationship with the people living with them and also the many opportunities they will be deprived of.

This is totally unfair and an insult to women and humanity in general. Let us do our best to respect women and give them their rightful due in every society and even in our homes, workplaces, and other localities or abode.

I, therefore, send my deepest sorrow and apologies to that woman in India and every other woman, and wish her the best in life, while condemning in the strongest terms those that treated her in such an inhuman way.