Chocolates and teddies. Exchanged, did you?
Movie night and hangout. done, isn’t?
Difficult to believe, it’s the same ‘Capital’ which was boiling a month ago with rage, anger, shame & cry for justice. The youth brigade was planning to call off the Republic Day celebrations, such a tremendous outrageous show of emotions that the movement called immediate international response. Government was under pressure, laws and remedies were announced. All this for a girl who was named Nirbhaya, Amanat, Damini and what not! But the sad part is, even the girl doesn’t matter now. She is the face of the exploited, oppressed marginalized section of our society which has been victim of ‘Mental Degradation’ and declining ‘Social Standards’, so such a major upheaval sounded like a good start for change but as they say ‘Jo beet gai, wo baat gai.’
Social media is busy celebrating some absurd practice and tweeting about recent hot political topic. And in the meanwhile #5 rape cases and 75 case of molestation have been reported (keep guessing the number of cases that haven’t been reported)
Now all we are left with, is the ashes of a mass movement which could have been a turning point in the history of India, but it died much before attaining the goal.
The question is, what was the goal ?
Most of the people protesting and demanding ‘Justice’ did not even know what ‘Justice’ was all about. Funny it is but ironically true.
They were before and even now are negligently aware of the fact that they’re the ‘Change’, it is in their power to be the reformers than begging for it.
I dare ask today, “How many of us are even aware about the ‘Articles’ that relates to our daily living”? Or our ‘Constitution’ for that matter? We have laws enough to deal with such issues, just that they are decaying and demands serious revamping.
Moreover, castrating someone can never be the remedy, castrating the objectifying mentality which provides every so called stronger class the power to exploit the marginalised one can be the basic to start with.
‘Moral Virtue’, ‘Ethical Approach’, ‘Sensibility’ ranks much before the ‘Legal System’.
Ever counted how many times in a day do you use swear-words on your ‘Mother’ or ‘Sister’? Proud, are you?
All these leads to even more sensitivity towards gender biased society. Need of the hour is to reconstruct our beliefs and obliterate all that make-belief ‘Superior-Gender’, that makes one so callous.
We really need to go beyond & ahead the word ‘Gender’ and be a part of the society that is free of biases.
I would rather end on a question- “What if it was ‘Your Friend’ or ‘Your Sister’ or ‘Your Valentine’ rather than the departed breached body”?