The tragedy of the 23 year old brave heart of Delhi who died after the barbaric act of few criminals has evoked response from all parts of the country. People held marches, candle light vigils & a widespread protest in social media. With the continuous spotlight the culprits behind this heinous crime will get the punishment. But is that all we need? Have we learned our lesson?
It surprised me that even with this high voltage spotlight on crimes against women nothing has changed. 25 rapes reported were reported while nation protested against Delhi gang rape (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/indias-hall-of-shame-25-rapes-in-a-week-while-nation-protested-against-delhi-gangrape/313166-3.html). Even a reporter who went to protest was groped!!! (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Long-way-to-go-I-was-groped-at-protest/articleshow/17813835.cms). Shouldn’t we protest for them also? A chemical castration & death penalty for the accused will give a strong message but it will not solve the real problems. The mindset of our community has to change.
• We have to stop treating women as commodity.
• Give respect to the womenfolk
• Come out of your shell. Act before something similar happens to your family.
I was browsing my blog & I found an article which I wrote 4 years back. Rape:The national crime of India and other countries http://zoomview.blogspot.in/2008/08/national-crime-of-india-and-other.html. Surprisingly nothing has changed.
Change yourself before you change the world.
Treat your sister, mother, girlfriends & other women with respect & courtesy.