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May be its not fair to call it an isolated incident since similar events have occurred in the past, but its generally better to follow common safety guidelines whenever you're travelling. Such events can happen anywhere, but it always helps to be extra careful.

regarding rapes , yes it does happen everywhere , but there is a cultural problem in India too. My girlfriend spent time both in Bangladesh and India. In Bangladesh, which is not the safest place on earth for women and not an exemple for women's rights, she never had a problem, most people were kind and respectfull. In India people in the street were trying to grop her all the time and she clearly felt like she was not welcome there. And she was dressed in a decent fashion ...

I agree. Its a shame since things were not like that a few decades ago. Its getting worse, but I guess the entire country is in a cultural transition, so I hope these issues go away in the coming generations.

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