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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Courageous and Strong: Indian Woman Hailed after Cutting Off Genitals of ‘Rapist’ Guru

FILE: Members of All India Students Association protest against rape in New Delhi, India,
October 18, 2015. © Anindito Mukherjee / Reuters

A young Indian woman who chopped off the penis of her alleged rapist has been praised for her ‘courage’ by local officials.

The 23-year-old law student from Kerala, southern India, removed the appendage as well as 90 percent of the man’s genitals in the attack, according to The Hindu. She reportedly contacted police immediately after the incident and was taken to a refuge for safety.

The man, identified as Swami Ganeshananda, a self-proclaimed religious guru, was treated for his injuries at a local government hospital.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan hailed the young woman, declaring the action “a courageous and strong act.”

That's an amazing thing for a high level politician to say, and a sad commentary on India's judicial system and its failure to make a dent in the astonishing levels of rape of Indian women and children. This act may not make a big difference either but it will stop one man.

The woman claims she was first assaulted by the 54-year-old self-styled ‘godman’ when she was 16 years old, and was repeatedly raped by him as he visited her family home under the auspices of curing her paralyzed father.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Arul B. Krishna told the Times of India that the woman’s mother appointed the guru to conduct prayer rituals at the house. Police have reportedly detained her for not reporting the sexual abuse, according to India Today.

The accused man, who is recovering from his injuries, was charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act for repeatedly raping the woman over seven years.

He has denied the accusations, telling police that he cut off his own penis “as it was not useful to him,” reported India Today.

Well, it certainly isn't now, but perhaps if it had been less useful to him over the past 7 years, he might still have it.