Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lynch the rapists

Now, what? The girl who fought the trauma inflicted on by rapists for 12 days finally gave up her battle. The government, giving in to compulsions from its people, may frame some more laws and wait for the Parliament's approval in the next session! Our daughters, sisters and mothers will keep falling victim to carnal desires of men. Some of the cases may reach the society through the media, some may not.

All at the helm of affairs, listen up. If you can't do anything, hand over the rapists to the mob. Let them be lynched, especially the minor fu&*#r. With what values is he growing up? What does he have to give to the society? None of them have any right to live in this society where they proved themselves be the last word of brutality.

We want a nation where police officers are not puppets at the hands of politicians. We want bold officers who are daring enough to come to the help of any sexual assault survivor and file a case without giving in to compulsions from higher offices. We want at least one politician who is daring enough to work for the nation, not for his family and the party bosses who made him a minister. We want a daring judiciary which can send a shiver down the spine of all who have any criminal intentions.

And, most important, bobbitise all rapists. Inhuman beings anyway don't need human organs.

Nirbhaya, you have left us finally. But the fire you have left behind is not going to leave us soon. Till this nation is free of atrocities against women... Hope your struggle pays off so that all women in our country remember you for ever... RIP.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Girls, time to wake up the Durga within you

It's been 12 days since Nirbhaya's (as media christened her) has been battling for life after the ghastly sexual assault on her by a gang of beastly men in the national capital.

Even as protests rage across the country to bring a stop to such crimes on women, the spurt in rape cases being reported from all over should put authorities to shame. All protests, debates on safety for women, dos and don'ts will be printed and broadcast for some time now. After that, things will be back to square one for us.

No police or government or activists will be available on call in the hour of our distress. Also, it will be impractical to expect police to guard women in all buses, workplaces, railway stations, every compartment in trains, all lanes and bylanes and even houses. For, danger lurks in every nook and corner for women. Those who ridicule the idea of imparting martial arts to girls as government's idea of washing its hands of responsibility should understand this.

All girls out there, your safety is in your hands first. Be alert always. Never regret even if you have to kill a rapist, for you would be saving many other girls. Don't be like Seeta devi who is a silent sufferer, but wake up the Durga or Kannaki from within you. Above all, when it comes to your safety, take your parents' words. For, no one else will be concerned about your safety as much as they are.

All mothers out there, tell your daughter not to be scared of anyone, not to be ashamed if she becomes victim of a sexual assault... Tell her, "I will be there for you". It will pass immense courage through your daughter's veins.

All dads and brothers, pass on the valour of a man to your daughters and little sisters. Treat them as any of you at home so that they will be bold enough to take on the evil hands stretching out to them.

And Nirbhaya, it hurts to know about the immense pain you endured to bring all these to fore again. I really wish your trauma doesn't go in vain and that something solid comes out of it for our mothers and sisters. Only offer we can make for you now is our heartfelt prayers. Lakhs of hearts are chanting the same, lakhs of pairs of eyes are shedding a tear or two for you and lakhs of invisible hands are blessing you from unknown corners... Come back, Nirbhaya, come back like a Phoenix.