Anorak | Mumbai bar sells gang rape cocktail as India blames women for being abused

Mumbai bar sells gang rape cocktail as India blames women for being abused

by | 4th, January 2013

INDIA is reeling with the gang rape and death of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi. So, who thought it good idea to sell a rape cocktail at the Bonobo, in Mumbai, India? Was it bar owner Nevile Timbadia? The women of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) believe he to be the brains behind the ‘Balatkari’ (Balaatcar) brew.

Says Vidya Chavan of the NCP:

“We got information that a drink called ”Balatkari” (rapist) is being served here at the Bonobo bar. It is shameful to know that some people do not consider rape as a heinous crime and use it in such a casual manner. The co-owner, Nevileseems to think that this is some kind of a joke. I think he has no respect for women.”

Six men have been charged with the murder of the woman in Delhi. The six men raped and attacked her with iron bars before throwing her from a bus.

In 2012, a teenage girl in Assam was raped outside a bar by a mob of men for 45 minutes in an attack that a passing TV journalist thought to film , but nobody thought to stop. Rape was entertainment.

So, What does India do. Well, in Gurgaon authorities reacted to a spate of rapes by imposing a curfew for women. The men in power blame the women.

When one 15-year-old was raped by seven men from a higher social caste, a local leader called Jitender Chhatar opined:

“Consumption of fast
 food contributes to such incidents. Chowmein leads to hormonal 
imbalance, evoking an urge to indulge in such acts. You also know the
 impact of chowmein, which is a spicy food, on our body.”

One former chief minster of Haryana, a Om Prakash Chautala, of
 the  Indian National Lok

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