Such new laws are more for growth and development of lawyers svāhā, legal bandits, security agency patriots or the #फर्जी_राष्ट्रवादी and a few successful feminist match fixers cum matrimonial business evangelists rescuing even the blackmailing female crooks for bucks… no wonder overall social values are degrading. Women’s rights, gender equality investments and liberty operas are becoming softie masks or जुमलेबाजी to please and lure the 50% voters population in a nation of 365 days election fever each year, direct or indirect. For them its like बहती गंगा में हाथ धोना – the downtrodden and suffering women needing real support are just ignored in wholesale.
There’s something uncomfortably neo-colonial about the way violence against women are being handled in the media here and in the West. While India’s civil and political spheres are alight with protest and demands for changes to the country’s culture of sexual violence, commentators in West and their Indian chelas are also using the event to simultaneously demonize Indian society, lionize their own, and minimize the enormity of their domestic rape (or RAP) culture.
Colonial history helped to create and global capital continues to sustain low standards of living in India. We would do well to be cognizant of our historically inscribed privilege before complaining that few horrific events have destroyed our pretty colonial fantasies.
The Paid Media is not interested in RAPE, it is interested in gang rape involving some politics and hulla! So our elected well wishers can take clues of debate points and put laws that allow them to showcase during upcoming elections, while over 80% of rape cases are pending in courts across the country and misuse of similar laws of the past are well-known. In fact 58,310 cases relating to rape were pending trial in various courts of the country as on December 31, 2005 as per official reports only (Source: DNA, Friday, Jul 28, 2006). Most law enforcers and powerful accused are already breaching and making a mockery of it anyway! Is it to get hold of few offenders or to harass and threat the majority, who do not fall in the anti-women category at all.
History taught us how in ancient India, women occupied a very important position, in fact a superior position to, men. It is a culture whose only words for strength and power are feminine – “Shakti” means “power” and “strength”. All male power comes from the feminine. Literary evidence suggests that kings and towns were destroyed because a single woman was wronged by the state. For example, Valmiki’s Ramayana teaches us that Ravana and his entire clan was wiped out because he abducted Sita. Veda Vyasa’s Mahabharatha teaches us that all the Kauravas were killed because they humiliated Draupadi in public. Elango Adigal’s Sillapathigaram teaches us Madurai, the capital of the Pandyas was burnt because Pandyan mistakenly killed her husband on theft charges.
India of the Vedas entertained a respect for women amounting to worship; a fact which seem little to suspect in West when they in association with desi sensational robin-hoods accuse the extreme East of having denied the dignity of woman, and of having only made her an instrument of pleasure and of passive obedience. Here is a civilization, which is older than all others put together and places the woman on a level with the man and gives her an equal place in the family and in society. If this thinking has changed drastically, it’s only due to invasion of foreign elements, cronies and unholy thoughts. It needs thorough cleansing – not another law, event-mortem, shout fights, editorial storytelling or jugaad for already stinking blackmail industry.
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