Lets talk about one of the most heinous crimes that happen in India, everyday. Rather every hour, I would say. Rape. More often used to debate and discuss, than being actioned. But, first things first. Here are some barbed and malignant excerpts/comments from our voted citizens:
“Rapes happen because men and women interact freely”, Mamata Banerjee, CM, West Bengal.
“I don’t feel any hesitation in saying that 90 per cent of the girls want to have sex intentionally but they don’t know that they would be gang raped”, Dharambir Goyat, Haryana Congress leader.
“Rape. That’s something that you see in areas in which western culture’s poison has seeped into Indian souls, most notably in urban areas”, Mohan Bhagwat, RSS chief.
“As long as the Earth exists, there will be rapes. Rapes have happened in the past and will continue to happen”, Deepak Haldar, TMC leader, WB.
“They are boys. Mistakes happen”, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chief of the state’s ruling Samajwadi Party.
The last one beats all. Don’t you think ? I do. This country has gone to the dogs, literally. Its horrifying and shameful that the ones who vote on laws speak this language. However, more appalling is, they have just joined the long list of people who have infringed on the personal spaces of women in the past, not very different from rapists certainly. Sadly, this is the truth of this nation. Our country is definitely not a safe heaven for our women
anymore. Female safety is one of the greatest challenges this country faces today.
Many pointed rapes to short skirts & western culture. Some ended to chowmein and cell phones as well. Funny ?Ironic ? I would say both. For those who still believe that lack of clothes on female’s body is the reason, let me take you to traverse around for a thought experiment. I will reiterate what I captured from one of the humorbeing’s videos by Nitin Gupta, CEO, Entertainment Engineers. Pick a female politician of your choice. Dress her in the shortest of clothes and let her wander alone on the darkest of streets & in the darkest of hours. For an opinion, will she get raped ? Believe me, nobody will dare to touch her. Because people know, there will be consequences. And that’s the precise point. Its not the lack of clothes. Its the lack of consequences.
We all are aware of the alarming rates at which rapes in India happen. Well, NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) places the overall figures at ~25000 in 2012 & ~34000 in 2013. Its statistics exclaims that almost 93 women in India are raped everyday, Delhi topping the charts with 4 alone. And I believe this count is for the known reported cases. The actual figures are more catastrophic, for those countless cases which go untold and unreported, deeply dug and down to the graves.
We live in a country where our girls are taught not to get raped, instead of teaching the so-called-better gender to not rape. And when I say rape, I am concerned for all of us including children and males as well, & not only the female ones. After all, it can happen to anyone. Emphasis on the female side is more as men seem to violate the rules more and breach of etiquettes is morally lost.
Many firm actions still await to be taken by the lawmakers of our country, for those who even dare to think to infiltrate on the personal spaces of women. Pity, it still lacks the government’s attention it deserves. Its utterly miserable to say that we are not able to protect the dignity of our women, even after celebrating more than six decades of independence.
Fear the dark age, for it should not come.
Unfortunately, nobody cares for those perverted minds, whose evil brains need to be drawn out. Instead, girls are proposed to blame, at times. And rape still continues to plague this country. Since ages, if I must say.