Delhi gangrape: What hasn't changed is the society's mindset

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Delhi gangrape: What hasn't changed is the societal mindset
New Delhi, Dec 16: One year since a gangrape in national capital region shook India's conscience. A 23-year old student was gangraped, tortured in a private bus in Delhi. She succumbed to internal injuries later. The unprecedented protests against the incident and demands for more security and stricted laws have brought about a few changes. But what remains largely unchanged is the mindset of the society. 

The girl's father, still not out of shock and grief, told media that the incident has failed to change the society. The increasing crimes against women points at the same fact.

Columnist Suhel Seth wrote on twitter, "Nirbhaya is more than the horrific act: it is a symbol of a society that is at times depraved...it is a mirror pointing at us". Similar was the response of many on Twitter. Here is a look at some of them.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Mindset needs to b changed <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Nirbhaya&src=hash">#Nirbhaya</a> nothin else gonna work</p>— Sameera Gawandi (@sameeratweeter) <a href="https://twitter.com/sameeratweeter/statuses/412454913277317120">December 16, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Nirbhaya is more than the horrific act: it is a symbol of a society that is at times depraved...it is a mirror pointing at us...<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Nirbhaya&src=hash">#Nirbhaya</a></p>— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) <a href="https://twitter.com/suhelseth/statuses/412436435484950528">December 16, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Sad day today as we remember the tragic rape & murder of Nirbhaya one yr ago.Her death changed our laws but we collectively need to do more</p>— RPN Singh (@SinghRPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/SinghRPN/statuses/412433677138657283">December 16, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Come on Indians.. Lets outrage about 'Nirbhaya' today and secretly go back to groping women in trains and buses tomorrow..</p>— Champuterology (@BolshoyBooze) <a href="https://twitter.com/BolshoyBooze/statuses/412454049603022848">December 16, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>More important than punishing the culprits was to change the mindset of the people, which unfortunately hasn't happened. Sorry <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Nirbhaya&src=hash">#Nirbhaya</a></p>— me...@bhinav (@LoAurSuno) <a href="https://twitter.com/LoAurSuno/statuses/412456103340154880">December 16, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Nirbhaya&src=hash">#Nirbhaya</a> we need to change the patriarchal mindsets,society needs to be open about sex.it must not be repressive.</p>— Free Soul (@zaraasochiye) <a href="https://twitter.com/zaraasochiye/statuses/412455987497283584">December 16, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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