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India is not a country of rapists, says German Ambassador: Professor apologizes for rejecting Indian student
German professor, Dr Annette Beck-Sickinger, who denied an internship to Indian male students because of the 'rape culture' in the country apologized for her words and said that the email was taken out of context. In another email, she wrote, ''I apologize if this caused any misunderstanding, but the e-Mail was taken out of the context.''

She also wrote, ''Many female professors in Germany decided to no longer accept male students for these reasons, and currently other European female association are joining. Of course we cannot change or influence the Indian society, but only take our consequences here in Europe."

Not only that, a statement was released by the German embassy. As was reported by the Indianexpress.com, it said, ''Ambassador Michael Steiner takes note that the University of Leipzig has just announced publicly that Professor Beck-Sickinger apologises for her unwarranted remarks. Professor Beck-Sickinger: "I have made a mistake. I sincerely apologise to everyone whose feelings I have hurt."

Professor Beck-Sickinger had rejected an internship application of an Indian student citing, ''rape problems'' in the country. The email, which was initially posted in Quora soon became viral in Twitter. So much so that the German ambassador Michael Steiner had to publicly reprimand the professor in question. In his letter, he said, ''Let's be clear: India is not a country of rapists. I would encourage you to learn more about the country and the many open-minded people of India so you could correct a simplistic image, which ? in my opinion ? is particularly unsuitable for a professor and teacher.''

Meanwhile Indian twitteratis were also protesting at the gross generalization of the matter. While the Indian audience is trying to grapple with a grave problem in the society, which exists elsewhere, it is was hugely irresponsible for a professor to comment and generalize Indian men thus.

Known and veteran writer Shobha De tweeted:

Congress leader Manish Tiwari also came to the fore and said,

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