Its been almost a month since the brutalization in Delhi took place, the incident took the heart of India by storm. Rapes in India are not so uncommon stats show that over 600 rapes have been committed in the capital of India last year. Yes, this is the grim truth of an emerging India. Is it the over modernization or the extreme backwardness of the country that such incidents occur in the capital?
However the thing that intrigues me the most is the current public outburst and outcry . The point is this is not something that is new, rapes in India are quite common in fact, I hardly find the daily newspaper without a single rape being reported in the country. Then why is there so much unrest over this one incident. Is it just the rape that is irking the public or is this a combined effect of rising food prices, shortage of drinking water etc. that has accumulated over quite a considerable period of time and has come out against the Government in the form of protests and “naarebaazi”.
Public is demanding chemical-castration for the 6 accused in the case. The cry is for issuing the harshest punishment possible. Even if the strictest punishment is issued and the accused are castrated then what next? Do we really think this is going to change the reality that the age old Indian traditions customs and ideology are lost. Does it really effect the mindset of maniacs who constantly view women as an object.
Well we need to look at the big picture. Increasing the number of policemen although may inculcate in women a sense of safety but deep down the fear of being monitored will remain. The victim and the boy with her were lying on the road for about 45 mins. but nobody cared to help them. The PCR vans took their own time deciding the “thana” to which the area of crime belonged . I say why not castrate all those who passed by and didn’t bother to lend the victim a helping hand and why not hang all those policemen who let the bus with tinted windows run on the road unnoticed for almost two hours. This incident could have been averted if the police were a little more vigilant and the people around the victim a little more compassionate and less selfish.
It is time to introspect and go old school. Do we really need policing and stringent laws just to remind us that we should respect our women?
Let the government do their job we have a bigger job to do guys and that is “introspection and self realization”.