With the increasing number of rapes being reported all around the country with each passing day, it looks like India’s reputation abroad has been tarnished beyond redemption. Things have gotten so bad now that male students are being denied foreign internships because they come from the country with a “rape problem.” Yes, you read that right.
A student was denied an internship at Leipzig University by a professor, believed to be Annette Beck Sickinger, from the Institute of Biochemistry. His fault? Because he is a guy who comes from the land which suffers from a “rape problem”.
When the applicant reverted to the professor saying that this was a generalization and cannot be imposed on an individual, the professor wrote back, “I fully agree that this is a generalization and may not apply to individuals. However, it is also unbelievable that the Indian society is not able to solve this problem for many years now. Reports reach Germany on a weekly base, and especially these “multi-rape crimes” are threatening, but for me also demonstrate the attitude of a society towards women. Also female tourists are kidnapped by groups of males and then abused.
“Many female professors in Germany decided to no longer accept male Indian students for these reasons, and currently other European female associations are joining. Of course we cannot change or influence the Indian society, but only take our consequences here in Europe.”
Here’s another screenshot where you can verify for the domain name of the university.
Apparently, the e-mails are creating a stir on the social media site – Twitter with people asking about the veracity of the content and others demanding that MEA may take up the issue with the German ambassador.