Sunday, December 30, 2012

Female brutalisation


The brutalisation of a young girl in a bus in Delhi by 6 barbarians has brutalised the minds and conscience of all except our ‘leaders’ ostensibly the law makers and the police who are ostensibly the law upholders.
If the Government wants to show they are mean business they should suspend all those MPs and MLAs who have cases of rape or sexual assault cases pending against them.

Protesters at Bandra

The second step towards changing of the mindset of the people, as our legal luminaries Mr.Ram Jethmalani and Mr.Soli Sorabjee have suggested, is to set time frames for settling the sexual assault, female foeticide cases and conviction of the guilty. Justice delayed is justice denied.
The third step is the strict implemetation of the existing laws and maybe tweaking them a bit to make sexual assault a non bailable offence. Passing new laws would not change anything except make those in power pat themselves on their back and go back to their scams.
The last but not the least is to erect a statue in memory of all those unkown victims of sexual assault at the site of the tragedy as a constant visual reminder of the horrors that the Indian female has had to suffer.  

16 comments:

  1. Well said Deepak. Sacking those having criminal cases pending against them is the way to go. It has to start at the top. How can we even afford to have such men and women running our country? Also, I don't understand how rapists can be pardoned? That is such a messy decision too. For all we know, they're out there raping more women knowing they'll get away with pardon again! Yes, justice needs to be fast tracked - I read yesterday of some person who got convicted after 10 years but is now out on bail because they appealed. 10 years??? Has anyone ever imagined how these people live every day of their lives, fighting for justice? Its torture all over again. Non bailable is definitely a requirement. Imagine the plight of that girl who got raped 10 years ago, lived every day in pure torture while the man who raped her is still out roaming the streets free. Makes me shudder. Every single day he's out, is all the more opportunity for him to strike again.

    For the last one, we should probably pick Mayawati's orchard don't you think?!

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    1. Not sure if the author's name is Deepak. The link was shared by a Deepak so I assumed. If not, my apologies.

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    2. Thank you Deepa. The author is Deepak alias magiceye that is me :)

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  2. Yes, Deepak. I agree. But folks have fought so hard to even ensure a mandatory sentence of 10 years and even that comes with a clause that in special cases (like when rapist marries the victim) or conduct (often conduct of victim) that sentence can be reduced. Also where they were given death penalty, you yourself noted how Prez Patil had given them pardon... no one considers rape to be a heinious enough a crime. And worswer, attempt to tape is not considered a crime...
    how do we keep the embers burning?

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    1. I agree with what you have to say Bhavana but unless the Government shows any sincerity of implementing the laws, passing new laws would be meaningless. So let them first tweak/implement strictly the existing laws and then pass new ones. I wish to see the MPs and MLAs charged with sexual assault suspended first.

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  3. We have so much crocodile tears flowing that it makes one nauseated. And after all the outcry, they are still treating the protestors as some kind of law breakers. Is there any hope?

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    1. We will know only when we see them stepping out of their fortified ivory towers!

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  4. yes, unless the existing laws are implemented, there is no point creating new ones; it would be as useless as the existing ones. and yes, sexual assault should be non-bailable.

    read today that one woman was groped during a candlelight vigil. shocking!! who is protesting?

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  5. Hi,

    There's a lot at stake here. Not only laws, this calls for moral cleansing, teaching our next generation the most important virtue of respect for a fellow human being.

    Happy New Year to you. :)

    Regards

    Jay
    My Blog | My FB Page

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  6. So much healing to be done...no jai ho's today, my friend...

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  7. Well said, first all those tainted MPs should be taken off the list. And setting up fast track courts and making sure that they are implemented properly is the order of the day.

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  8. With the increasing number of cases of sexual assault against women, I strongly feel the need for the Government to initiate a sociological and psychological analysis of the whole issue. Such incidents are nothing new, but why the increase in numbers. Will the laws or strict implementation help? One has to wait and see.

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  9. Interesting to see that the huge outrage and the steps taken by the government totally overlook the sex offenders and rape accused in the political classes. And so it goes.

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