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Old 01-04-2015, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Even if that wasn't happening, why would anyone want to go there?
Typical American ethnocentric response. How about the beauty many areas of India offers? How about curiosity? Or enjoying learning about another culture? My father is from India, and someday, when I can afford it, I will go there and explore my roots. Crime happens in all areas of the world, including your very own home.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:28 AM
 
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With all the stories in the news about gang rapes in India why would anyone go there?

Another reason to stay out.

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Probably because not all parts are equally bad. India is a lot like the European Union, an amalgamation of different cultures and regions, some better than others. North India is generally the "Eastern Europe" of India. That's not to say that the South is great, but it is significantly safer and more modern. All the same, it's probably not a good idea for anyone - male or female - to visit alone on their first trip. This also goes for people of Indian descent as well as people who were born in India but haven't visited in a long time. Life in the safe Western world tends to eliminate street-smartness.

Gaya, btw, is in India's most crime-ridden and poorest state of Bihar. The New Delhi rapes were also committed by people from this state.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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Poor lady. I hope she can recover from this terrible ordeal.

There is much reporting about India and rape. I wonder how wide spread and how typical it actually is? After all rape happens every day in the US too?

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Well, for starters many Americans men and women are assigned to go there for business. India is a huge job center for our offshoring job operations. And many Americans have to go there to train and assist Indians there.
Very true. India is a big supplier in my field too and a female coworker of mine travelled there alone on business. She came back safe.

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Old 01-04-2015, 01:02 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Well, for starters many Americans men and women are assigned to go there for business. India is a huge job center for our offshoring job operations. And many Americans have to go there to train and assist Indians there.
So would they be going there if their employer wasn't sending them there for business?

Quote: "India is a huge job center for our offshoring job operations".

Forgive me, but I don't see this as a plus for our country. But that is a different topic altogether.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:43 PM
 
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Even if that wasn't happening, why would anyone want to go there?
Because it's a beautiful place with a rich history and great food. Many British go there for vacation for the last 100+ years.

Plenty of Americans visit Mexico and we all know Mexico has huge issues

Protip: no place is perfect. why would anyone want to visit America with all of our gun violence? Oh thats because gun violence is a small part of Americas issues.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I've heard far more cases about cop violence or mass shooting in the US than women raped in India. However, nobody has ever asked "why would anyone want to go to the US?".
That's the key. We haven't heard about India's long history of sexual violence until these recent spectacular cases. Just because you haven't heard of something doesn't mean it doesn't exist and isn't a serious problem.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:46 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Poor lady. I hope she can recover from this terrible ordeal.

There is much reporting about India and rape. I wonder how wide spread and how typical it actually is? After all rape happens every day in the US too?
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Not too many brutal gang rapes, though. You don't usually have to fear your bus driver in the US.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:17 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Because it's a beautiful place with a rich history and great food. Many British go there for vacation for the last 100+ years.

Plenty of Americans visit Mexico and we all know Mexico has huge issues

Protip: no place is perfect. why would anyone want to visit America with all of our gun violence? Oh thats because gun violence is a small part of Americas issues.
The other issue with India, is that rapists caught usually get away as the victims chose not to cooperate due to shame or fear of their life. They prosecution rate for rape is very low and their government haven't taken a harder line handing out stiffer punishment until some of the recent gang rape + murder cases. Still it won't change the culture there because it is a large country and many rural areas are lawless.

Similar conditions in China where many areas are largely lawless but you don't hear of rape cases because different cultures.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I've heard far more cases about cop violence or mass shooting in the US than women raped in India. However, nobody has ever asked "why would anyone want to go to the US?".
It's interesting you should say that. My cousin and her family including many other family members through marriage live in Israel. They had to take cover often during the recent fighting in Gaza. Yet, when I mentioned concerned for her safety, with all the random shootings they read about and see on the news taking place in the US she was concerned for mine.

It's all a matter of one's point of view I guess.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:32 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Plenty of Americans visit Mexico and we all know Mexico has huge issues
Mexico may be a good example of India since 90% of it is not safe for an American by themselves or in a small group.
Outside the Beach resorts, no way would I travel to Mexico. We used to cross the Borders.
No longer is Mexico safe.
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