But of course, it had happened and happened again.
In Juhu on January 1, a mob of scum molested two young women. Complete with photographs, this incident was laid out across Indian front pages on January 2nd. The police commissioner of Bombay promptly said this to the press: "such little things happen in every society ... the media was creating a mountain out of a molehill."
I wonder now what I wondered when Symonds was taunted: why would we choose to deny, or at best dismiss as trivial, such incidents? What do we get from defending creeps?
Incidentally, of what possible relevance to the molestation is this statement from a police officer? "Inquiries have revealed that all four of them (the two girls and their male friends) are based in California. They are in their early 20s and had come from Gujarat."
Postscript: One more intriguing police statement by a "senior police officer": "Ideally nobody should have ventured out of the hotel on foot in that way but these people come from a different culture due to which they did and the incident occurred." [from here]
What does it say, I wonder, that a police officer thinks people should not exit a hotel on foot?
What does it say that when four people do so, it's assumed to be because of their "different culture"? When I next go to a hotel and I leave on foot, will I be assumed to be from a "different culture"? And what culture is he talking about: one where people can assume they are safe if they leave a hotel on foot, as opposed to one where they cannot make such assumption?