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.