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Indian Rape Victim Flown To Singapore Hospital In Critical Condition



SINGAPORE – The 23-year-old Indian woman victim of a gang rape on a New Delhi bus that sparked violent protests was flown to a Singapore hospital on Thursday morning, and remains in criticial condition.

The decision to medevac the young woman to Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth hospital was taken after her condition deteriorated, according to the IANS news service.

The victim's condition remained extremely critical 10 days after the brutal attack by six men who raped her and almost beat her to death inside a moving New Delhi bus. The young paramedical student had to have her small intestine removed due to extensive injuries, and she was still on a ventilator, according to IANS.

The victim is in Mount Elizabeth hospital’s intensive care unit, reported the Times of India. The Indian government had previously stated they would “spare no effort” for her treatment and bear all the expenses.

New Delhi has been the scene of violent protests since news spread of the rape. A government clampdown on protests has slowed down the movement, but a huge non-violent rally is planned for Thursday.

According to the Times of India, rape is the fastest growing crime in the country. The number of rape cases registered in India increased by 873.3% from 2,487 cases in 1971 to 24,206 in 2011. By comparison, murder cases increased by 250% from 1953 to 2011.

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When Racism Poisons Italy's Culinary Scene

This is the case of chef Mareme Cisse, a black woman, who was called a slur after a couple found out that she was the one who would be preparing their meal.

Photo of Mareme Cisse cooking

Mareme Cisse in the kitchen of Ginger People&Food

Caterina Suffici


TURIN — Guess who's not coming to dinner. It seems like a scene from the American Deep South during the decades of segregation. But this happened in Italy, in this summer of 2023.

Two Italians, in their sixties, got up from the restaurant table and left (without saying goodbye, as the owner points out), when they declared that they didn't want to eat in a restaurant where the chef was what they called: an 'n-word.'

Racists, poor things. And ignorant, in the sense of not knowing basic facts. They don't realize that we are all made of mixtures, come from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. And that food, of course, are blends of different ingredients and recipes.

The restaurant is called Ginger People&Food, and these visitors from out of town probably didn't understand that either.

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