From Bishop, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India. I invite you to answer his question. Let’s get a conversation going on this vital topic:

Dearly beloved spiritual friend and honourable servant of God

Christian greetings in the sweet name of our lord and savior Jesus Christ

Dear friend when you are coming to India for SEMINAR teaching ministry, please inform to me

Very recently the brutal rape and murder of 5 year old girl in Delhi City in India is yet another reminder that urgent and concerted action is needed to make sure that girls and women in India feel safe on the streets, in school, at work and at home.

Data indicates that a total of 48,338 child rape cases were recorded from 2001 to 2011. Of the total 24,270 reported cases in 2011, a staggering 7,112 or 30 per cent were girls up to 18 years of age. This might be just the tip of the iceberg since many cases go unreported.

The Government has taken important steps, like the Criminal Law Ordinance. Prior to that, it had also passed the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. This is promising. However, as recent cases suggest, a lot more needs to be done to enforce the laws.

Tell us what all needs to be done so children especially girls are safe in India?

How to ensure that girls and women are valued and respected in private and public spaces?

Let us know your thoughts. It is time to speak out!  Please sent your opinion and advice.

Please, kindly pray for India

Yours in christ

Bishop, India