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    Re: British tourist jumps from balcony to avoid rape in India

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    British tourist jumps from hotel balcony in Agra to escape sexual assault | NDTV.com



    Well, we all know India is an uncivilized cess pool where you can't be safe. Many tourists go there, visit the country, dump a lot of money, and what do they get? A chance to get raped, assaulted, bullied, attacked...

    The UK, and most civilized nation should take immediate steps to arming tourists to such places with the knowledge that such things can happen. And then encourage them to have some form of protection, stun gun, spray gun, anything that will help tourists not be assaulted on their holidays to such regions.
    I don't mean to be uncharitable, but just how does someone fracture both legs and have head injuries after jumping from a first floor balcony?

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    Re: British tourist jumps from balcony to avoid rape in India

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    Arming tourists isn't the answer, since I'm thinking India does customs checks and may confiscate such things. In fact, they might be considered contraband and could land someone in jail. Anyone who travels should take safety precautions, especially a woman traveling alone. When we're traveling in other countries, I think we want to believe they "operate" just like we do. That isn't the case, and we'd all be wise to keep that in mind when we travel outside the United States. But simple safety precautions can go a long way toward traveling smart.
    The smartest traveling precaution is often STAYING HOME. There are certain places that it's just not worth the hastle and potential threats to travel to. I'm not sure why it is that so many people don't see that.

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    Re: British tourist jumps from balcony to avoid rape in India

    But he's not from any part of the civilized west, Medusa.

    He's Romanian.
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    Re: British tourist jumps from balcony to avoid rape in India

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    But he's not from any part of the civilized west, Medusa.

    He's Romanian.
    but you forget he is whiter than white .)
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    Re: British tourist jumps from balcony to avoid rape in India

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Arming tourists isn't the answer, since I'm thinking India does customs checks and may confiscate such things. In fact, they might be considered contraband and could land someone in jail. Anyone who travels should take safety precautions, especially a woman traveling alone. When we're traveling in other countries, I think we want to believe they "operate" just like we do. That isn't the case, and we'd all be wise to keep that in mind when we travel outside the United States. But simple safety precautions can go a long way toward traveling smart.

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    Yes, but pepper sprays, stun guns and such should be made legal everywhere.

    I don't know if they are legal in India, but if they aren't they should be made legal for personal protection. And people who go on vacation anywhere, on any continent Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Asia Minor or Oceania (not technically a continet, but w/e), should be advised to carry some form of protection, including that alarm thing that you posted.

    The UK has an agency, like most countries, that monthly puts up a map of regions that are considered safe and unsafe to travel, based on rating system. Parts of India were considered safe, including where these events occurred, now they are thinking of changing the rating, and rightfully so.

    Aggression towards tourists has been on the increase in India for the past years, especially tourists from Europe and the USA and it is having to deal with major social issues.

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    Re: British tourist jumps from balcony to avoid rape in India

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Yeah, because nothing bad ever happens in the US.
    I'm not saying that at all eco. There are also many places inside the US that I won't/wouldn't travel to as well. In most cases, avoidance is the single best means of dealing with an issue. Especially safety issues.

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    Re: British tourist jumps from balcony to avoid rape in India

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    but you forget he is whiter than white .)
    At least when he's wearing his robes.
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    Re: British tourist jumps from balcony to avoid rape in India

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't mean to be uncharitable, but just how does someone fracture both legs and have head injuries after jumping from a first floor balcony?
    I don't know, not a specialist. First floor doesn't mean ground floor, it means first floor. So I assume there is a distance of 4m or higher, at least.

    I know for a fact that if you fall from more than 15m, you don't have to worry about fractures because the odds are you'll die. But under 15m, odds are you break something.

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    Re: British tourist jumps from balcony to avoid rape in India

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    British tourist jumps from hotel balcony in Agra to escape sexual assault | NDTV.com



    Well, we all know India is an uncivilized cess pool where you can't be safe. Many tourists go there, visit the country, dump a lot of money, and what do they get? A chance to get raped, assaulted, bullied, attacked...

    The UK, and most civilized nation should take immediate steps to arming tourists to such places with the knowledge that such things can happen. And then encourage them to have some form of protection, stun gun, spray gun, anything that will help tourists not be assaulted on their holidays to such regions.
    It's sad what happened. What's unfair is pretending bad stuff doesn't happen in all countries. Rape happens in civilized nations, too.

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    Re: British tourist jumps from balcony to avoid rape in India

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    The smartest traveling precaution is often STAYING HOME. There are certain places that it's just not worth the hastle and potential threats to travel to. I'm not sure why it is that so many people don't see that.
    I think you're right. Tourist advisories often serve the purpose. Crime is everywhere, though. She's probably more likely to get raped in NY City, statistically speaking.

    India rapes reported: 15,468 (1.2 billion population)
    United States: 95,136 (313 million population)
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