Even if someone breaks wind in India, the blame is laid on the doors of “Indian culture.”
It seems acceptable to blame Indian culture for most of India’s social ills, including rape including the recent tragic rape and death of a young medical student. No less than the eminent lawyer Indira Jaising, now Additional Solicitor General of India ended her BBC Today interview by saying that self correcting mechanisms were missing in Indian Society! She was subtly repeating one of the Indian State’s most used excuse when defending its own mindboggling failures to enforce laws against rape (1 in 600 convictions), gender violence, child labour, corruption etc. ‘Not us Gov’, it’s them, the people, they are backwards’.
Why Indians permit their State to get away with portraying ‘them’ just short of barbarians is a surprise.