Mumbai gang rape: Can India change?

on Aug 23, 2013 , 04:19 pm
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Last night, I watched the night edition of news in horror. There had been yet another rape in the country. This time, the city under fire was Mumbai. I was shocked to learn that Mumbai too was no longer safe for girls? Being a Delhi girl, I ached to go and settle down in Mumbai just so I could breathe and live in a safer environment. But I was wrong and how.

Apparently, crime has no barriers. There is no such place where crime cannot take place.

Now, a day later, I am terrified. I am terrified of traveling alone in my own country. I am having sleepless nights ever since the deadly news of the gang rape ripped me. The fear of the unknown enemy is the worst form of fear and that’s bothering me to no end.

I am a young working professional living in Delhi and I get extremely bothered when young girls are brutally raped! Is there no fear in the minds of the culprit? DOES HE HAVE NO FEAR? This is a mockery of our democracy, of our entire political system. The rules and regulations are laughed at by the rapists.

Yet, no one ever talks of death penalty here. Yet our esteemed law makers wait for the storm to settle so they can move on to bigger, better arguments in the parliament. The girl child has and will always be treated as a second class citizen and THAT ANGERS ME.

Is it a crime to be born a woman in a country where you are eyed like a prey every time you step out in public? I hate to admit this, but somewhere, I feel ashamed to be a part of this country. A country where restrictions are put on a girl since the day she is born.

It is my right to want to stay in a country where I wake up feeling secure and fearless.

‘Where the mind is without fear’

Isn’t that what our nation’s forefathers envisaged for us?

Why do I feel so unsafe in my own country then?

Sajan Nath
India was freed from the British in 1947 but it still needs to freedom from corruption, nepotism and dynastic politics. The country is in poverty and needs new thinking. Usher in the new thinking and a new wave of growth and prosperity in 2014 with Namo.
on Aug 25, 2013 , 06:54 am
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Arorav
You are perfectly right there is no safe place where a woman can walk alone with dignity and without fear of being attacked physically. The country is still in dark eras where yes the girls are second class citizen even compared to ST and SC. They are prey for those lusty eyes of man and their physical lust. Forget politicians they speak big words to catch votes but not to act or implement. This sorry state for women in every part of the country will continue until men are taught a befitting lesson by women, who not only stand up for themselves for their respect, dignity, honour and place in the society. Our society is still in Stone Age where it is always women' fault and men are always whiter than white and can never do any wrong. So yes the freedom and equality which women are supposed to have been given is only for the benefit of men so that he can have his prey freely any time by exploitation, fear, necessity and need of women.
on Aug 23, 2013 , 05:21 pm
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Krishna Pachegonker
as in Delhi the working women/ school-going girls are sexually harassed in bluline dtc buses , Mumbai which was once a safe haven for any girl coming home at zero hor local train. it has turned into an endangered place like your city! migrant workers/bangladeshis are the responsible for such crimes as a report says!
on Aug 23, 2013 , 05:16 pm
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