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600 Indian guitarists play tribute to gang-rape victim
六百位印度吉他手齊奏 向輪暴受害者致意

Musicians play John Lennon’s Imagine in a memorial tribute to the 23-year old Indian gang rape victim during a mass guitar ensemble consisting of some 600 guitarists in Darjeeling, India on Jan. 3.
六百位樂手一月三日聚集在印度大吉嶺,合奏約翰‧藍儂的單曲《想像》,以紀念一位遭到輪暴的二十三歲印度受害者,並向她致意。

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照片:法新社

A group of 600 guitarists have paid a musical tribute to an Indian gang-rape victim, playing Imagine by John Lennon in a bid to spread “hope, peace and promise” in a country still coming to terms with the violence.

The group assembled at a music festival in the eastern Indian hill town of Darjeeling on Jan. 3, nearly three weeks after the brutal rape and murder of a student on a moving bus in New Delhi brought an outpouring of national anger.

“We chose this song because it talks about hope, peace and promise,” Sonam Bhutia, tourism secretary of Darjeeling and one of the festival organizers, told AFP by telephone.

“The song is so inspiring. It talks about a universe without any boundaries,” Bhutia said of the 1971 Lennon track.

“The tribute was a gesture on our part to show that we are with the victim’s family in their hour of unimaginable sorrow.”

The scenic town of Darjeeling is famous for its tea.

The savage attack on the woman has triggered countrywide protests with calls for better safety and an overhaul of laws governing crimes against women.

(AFP)

六百位吉他手合奏約翰‧藍儂的曲目《想像》,希望藉由音樂向一位遭到輪暴的二十三歲印度受害者致意。演奏這首曲子,是希望能在這個仍充斥暴力的國家,散播「希望、和平與承諾」。

該團體一月三日在印度東部山丘城市大吉嶺的一場音樂節集結,這天距離發生於新德里一輛行進公車上,殘忍強暴並謀殺一位學生並引發全國公憤的事件,已有將近三週的時間。

大吉嶺觀光秘書同時也是該音樂節主辦者之一的索南‧布提亞,透過電話告訴法新社:「我們選擇這首曲子,是因為它談到關於希望、和平與承諾。」

布提亞提到藍儂這首一九七一年的歌曲表示:「這首歌很激勵人心。它述說一個沒有任何疆界的世界。」

「我們藉這場活動向受害者家屬表示,在其承受難以想像的痛苦時,我們是與他們同在的。」

大吉嶺這個風景優美的城鎮以產茶聞名。

對女性野蠻的攻擊已造成全國民眾抗議,藉此要求更好的社會安全與全面修改關於侵犯女性犯罪的法律。

(法新社/翻譯:林亞蒂)

TODAY’S WORDS今日單字

1. violence n.

暴力 (bao4 li4)

例: Any type of violence should be repudiated.

(任何形式的暴力都應該遭受譴責。)

2. inspiring adj.

激勵人心的 (ji1 li4 ren2 xin1 de5)

例: Touch of the Light is an inspiring movie.

(《逆光飛翔》是部激勵人心的電影。)

3. savage adj.

野蠻的 (ye3 man2 dee5)

例: It should be a civilized rather than savage country.

(這應該是個文明而非野蠻國家。)


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