Friday, August 9, 2013

Being a Women is Crime?

Being a woman can be tough, but being a Woman in India can be tougher. I kept on asking9 myself while writing this why in a country which is full of rich culture and a history to be proud of treats woman in such a disgraceful way. The plight of women here is such a trending topic worldwide that three foreign governments had even issued travel advisories warning their citizens to be cautious while touring India especially after the infamous Delhi rape case and the rape of a Swiss woman who had accompanied her male friend. These incidents are few in a long list of crimes against women here and these have undoubtedly dented image of INCREDIBLE INDIA.
Who can forget the horrifying and brutal gang-rape on 23-year-old medical student last December on a bus in the Indian capital Delhi, now also known to be the rape Capital? Who can explain to a father who was dreaming about a better future for his family why this happened to his daughter? Can anyone explain the ordeal of a sister to her brothers who had always promised to protect their sister? I just pray to God that no one has to go through this ever in their Life. Only justice can bring peace to her family who are still awaiting the verdict. The case is still going on in a fast track court and guess what it has been 6 months since that incident.
So who is to be blamed? Few smart people blame the victims of rape cases, the dressing sense and stating girls are asking for it. Strange isn’t it? So can any of those making such statement answer how a 5-year-old can ask for rape? Or how can her clothes tempt a man to cross his boundary and become Monster. Few of them also said girls should stop going out late. Alright so can they tell what about the rape cases where the girl is sexually abused by her own relative at her own house which is termed to be the safest? You would be shocked to know most of the rape cases reported involved a family member or a known person. So from whom should we save Ourselves? A distant relative, School bus driver, the neighbor’s son or your own Uncle?
Trust me rape is not the only issue that women are fighting with in India. I still can’t forget the 15-year-old girl from Bihar who was attacked with acid or the girl from Assam who was molested, stripped of her clothes and also filmed while she begged the crowd to help her but no one came to her Rescue. What was her fault? Just that she was out with her friends?
We are a Nation where goddess Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati to name a few are worshipped but on the other hand knowing your wife is about to deliver a baby girl, you ask her to abort the baby just because She is a girl? I have been to many orphanages that talks about how they have saved girls abandoned and thrown in dustbins and other places when they were just few days old. The smiles on those little girls face can do wonders and you would just like to ask why it is still a curse to be born a girl in India? Even they have dreams, the spark to rise and face the challenges and come out with flying colours. They are not less than anyone not even your “ Ghar ka Chiraag ”
The Delhi rape case got the public support and many people were on streets asking to end crimes against women but what about those cases which goes unheard? The government fearing more public outrage made new laws about the safety of women but even today I can’t see the number of crimes against Women coming down.
I just want to ask my countrymen why a Woman today is burnt in the name of Dowry? Why is she not safe? Why she has to go through so much in her life? There are so many why and so many tears right now and I just want you to answer these questions. She is a Mother, a Sister, a Daughter, a Wife so many roles she plays and that also perfectly but never ask anything in return. Can’t you as a human just treat her with respect she deserves?
Be a real Man, take a pledge to make this world a better place for women and to all the women don’t let others do injustice to you. Fight for yourself. Raise your voice against all the crimes and injustice.
Remember “Durga bhi tu, Kaali bhi tu”
I end this article with a Hope that few of you will actually try to change the way you look at Women and with a dream in my eyes that India will be a better place for all of us. I wish few years down the line everyone would be able to say “India is the best place for Women in this entire world”

1 comment:

  1. Shweta, Awesome writeup, worth sharing and acknowledge.