There is not a single day when I don’t hear any news regarding rapes. Every day there is some heart-wrenching headline waiting to be read. From a newborn girl to a 34-year-old woman, no one is safe. No hope has been left. This is not the country I dreamt of.
We are evolving in every aspect , let it be technology, money, education and many more, but why don’t we ask this question to ourselves -‘ Do we really think that becoming Supreme and high-tech in every perspective but only not in women’s safety is a Shame for any country’?
In a recent conversation between a journalist and well known politicians there was a statement stated by some of them which was hard to believe and horrible regarding the rape case which took place Hathras, UttarPradesh where a dalit girl was raped , brutally murdered and in addition to that , the last rituals of the girl was performed forcefully by UP police, without the consent of her family. When asked to the politicians regarding this issue and ‘why is there an increase in rape cases India, and what steps should be taken by the government to ensure women’s safety’?The leader replied by stating that ‘girls should no longer be allowed outside there house without any male presence to watch upon them and should restrain themselves from wearing short clothes , knowing the consequences attached to it.’ This is not the first time , media has recorded such statements, many such leaders think this way that the only reason behind rapes are “girls and their inappropriate gestures”.
Everyone of us are aware of the rape cases . This article is related to all the girls out there who are ‘scared’ and worried about thier future in this country . They are horrified for thier dreams getting shattered. They are worried for themselves, thinking there is something bad waiting for them.
As you read this article,there might be a crime being committed by some people against the girl. And again, the guilty will run away , we will hear the news and get upset on that or even cry to god but eventually we all will forget this and move on but what about that bad effect on the family?They will never be able to rely on life so easily.
It’s very easy to suggest someone not to loose hope but to keep fighting against the wrong, but these just sound good to ears, but think from your heart , Is it easy to revive from such deep grief and no one to support and provide you with justice instantly even knowing the guilty.
Today , I ask this question to everybody of you and specially to my government.‘Is saving cows from getting slaughtered more important than saving a girl getting killed by extreme physical abuse on the road. Every life is equally important and urgent to save but seems like noone griefs about rape cases and are normalising these issues , when it needs a special care and investigation. None of the leader neither speaks or does appropriate for giving justice to the girl’s family? Nirbhaya’s case got its much awaited justice after 7 years, 3months and 4days.(December 16 , 2012 gangrape victim) where this must have been done much earlier.
I am ashamed of being called a girl from India. I am tired of being seen as a victim and an object.
We do not want sympathy.
We want equal respect and justice.
I am the future of this country, protect me from becoming a victim of such painful abuse . This is a basic human right for every single person, gender in this country.
Respect humanity, respect girls.