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Protest Against Rapes, Gangrapes, Molestation, Stalking

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Suddenly, the social media has become active after the shameful incidents of Unnao gangrape and Katrhua gangrape. Is it a ‘FAD’ to raise voice or stage protest against rapes, gangrapes as we see these days on social media. Pardon my ‘sarcasm’ but I cannot keep my temper cool when I see people taking to social media to raise their voice against crimes ‘occasionally’ like now days.
I shall explain, why I said I am being sarcastic, the reason is I saw this aggregation and anger grueling among people on social media during Delhi Brave Heart (Jyoti Singh Pandey) gang rape case. I fail to understand why people go into hibernation and stop raising their voices continuously. Has rapes, molestation, stalkings stopped after Jyoti Pandey. Has the administration done something big to stop these menace that had inspired these protesters who had taken social media by storm. Why then the protests took a back stage and wait for another Unnao or Kathua to take place.
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I recall our MPs sobbing the day debate on new rape law was being tabled in the Parliament. Entire country saw Jaya Bachchna to Smriti Irani even many male MPs in tears. West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee had even penned a poem ‘nei’ in memory of poor Jyoti Singh Pandey. I fail to understand why then these people became silent when rapes, murder were taking place at rampant even in Mamata Banerjee’s own state. The most infamous remains the brutal gangrape of teenage girl in Kamduni which was on the lines of Jyoti Pandey.
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I am sarcastic because I fail to understand why then these people became silent when rapes, murder were taking place at rampant even in Mamata Banerjee’s own state. The most infamous remain the brutal gangrape of teenage girl in Kamduni which was on the lines of Jyoti Pandey.
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My sarcasm is also against my own fraternity – journalists which calls itself the ‘Fourth Estate’ with pride. Delhi Brave Heart or Jyoti Pandey incident was used by many media houses to to gain TRP and circulation. The victim was called by many names as a reputed media house called her ‘Nirbhaya’, while another called her ‘Damini’, another called her ‘Amanat’. We all witnessed how Delhi-ites had come on the streets of Capital and blocked traffic for days until then Home Minister Shinde’s atrocious order to lathi charge the mob to disperse which was condemned by all quarters but that’s a different story and I am not going into details.
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After all nothing has stopped, on the contrary the crime graph against women saw a rise. Barely a week after Jyoti Singh Pandey’s incident an infant was brutally gangraped on the lines Jyoti in a Gurgaon school but nothing happened.
Rest is history, almost everyday cases of molestation, eve-teasing, rapes, gangrapes and stalking have surfaced but neither administration not the media have reacted the way it did in  Jyoti’s case. I was surprised that this crowd too remained silent taking total back stage which came on roads so heavily giving an impression that they will not tolerate such menace in future.
I recall two teenage sisters in Uttar Pradesh had committed suicide after being regularly stalked. Again nobody raised voice. There are hundreds of instances when protest like this was required but nothing happened. Isn’t shame that girls taking their lives scared of stalking. Shame on administration.
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Coming back to the topic, this is why I said I feel these protests or raising voice against Unnao gangrape or Kathua gangrape are inconsistant. The need of the hour is continuous protest on social media. Daily posts that will gradually create a ‘revolution’ like situation.
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Enough of pep-talks, enough of condemnation, the time has come to take stand. If males have failed to protect the dignity of women the it’s high time women should step in and take the plunge to protect themselves and if required take law in own hands. The need of the hour is to have stringent punishment that will infuse a ‘fear factor’ which is missing. I have been always saying that only option is Bobbitt’s Law. If carnal desire is so strong that these rapists do not hesitate to destroy innocent lives, kill them then they should also face similar fate. Their organ should be chopped off and that too in public.

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This is what I was trying to say while writing this blog. Just as I decided to sign off the blog, I came across this news. The body of an unidentified minor girl was found from Bhestan locality in Gujarat’s Surat earlier this month with “86 injury marks” and officials suspect that she had been held captive, tortured and raped over a period of time, a police officer said on Sunday. The body of the girl, believed be in the age group of 9 to 11 years, was spotted lying in bushes in a cricket ground in the locality on April 6 by some passersby, who informed police.

 

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27-year-old woman, mother of a girl jumps into river in Bengal to escape her rapists

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Please read this, it’s really important and exposes the situation women face. A 27-year old woman in Ranaghat, Nadia district of West Bengal was gang raped sometime back on her way back after dropping her daughter at school studying in class three. According to the victim, she was forcefully taken to a building at gunpoint where a group of four people gang-raped her. She had recognised one of them who happened to be her neighbour. Since then her ordeal began, these goons began demanding ransom from her. She too continued to give money (by begging, borrowing) since they had threatened to kill her husband and daughter. They had also threatened to upload the video of rape on social media. She had accepted her plight and did not tell anybody.

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As if this was not enough, more was in store for this young lady. A few days back, when the victim was returning home after dropping her daughter, these goons once again had started following her on the bike. Helpless, trying to protect her dignity the woman jumped into the river as she felt it was better to commit suicide than falling prey in the hands of these goons. The people taking bath in the river saved her. A police complaint was lodged after she narrated her ordeal in details to her husband. Police have arrested one of the accused and are on the lookout for the others…

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know this is not an isolated incident, there are many like this yet nothing is done…It may not be out of context here, Mamata Banerjee rather than fuming on Governor seeking an explanation on the deteriorating law and order in the state, should pull up her administration and take special steps in securing dignity of woman…

 

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Fresh molestation in Kolkata’s Park Street questions law & order in the state

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Last week, shadows of Park Street gangrape that had brought memories of Park Street gangrape victim Suzette Jordon, back. This time a 30-year-old woman alleged that she had been molested and assaulted at a nightclub at Kolkata’s iconic Part Street. Unlike Suzette, who showed exemplary courage and guts by revealing her identity, this girl prefer to keep her identity a secret. Jordan, had said after appearing on television, that its not for her to be ashamed but the accused should be ashamed. She had become Suzette Jordon, activist and could be seen in ungenerous television debates, candle light march.
The recent victim while talking to media said a group of drunk men assaulted her in front of her husband while she was at a bar on Park street this Saturday night. She alleged that the men were so much drunk that they did not listen to her pleading for mercy. “They touched me inappropriately outraging my dignity, they also thrashed my husband who tried to protect me from their clutches”, said the victim. The lady, a young mother of a two-month-old child has alleged that a group of men had grabbed her breasts badly, “I was in immense pain as they had grabbed my breasts due to which I could not feed my baby”, added the victim.
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The Police which after going through the CCTV footage, claimed to have found certain missing links and have asked for more footage.
The molestation incedent reminds the horrific gangrape incedent of Suzette Jordan a few years ago that had made headlines over chief minister Mamata Banerjee trying to shun-off the allegations by calling “sajano ghotona’ (concocted incedent) and ‘choto ghotona (small incedent), there was a lull on night crimes on Park Street in Kolkata or may be things were not reported and even if reported, the Police may have taken things casually since the transfer of then IO Damayanti Sen for proving Banerjee wrong and standing beside Jordan had been a negative impact on the force trying to bring out facts. In February 2012, she was allegedly raped in a moving car on Park Street in an upscale area of the city. 
The big question is, after February 2012 gangrape, the state government had made ‘tall’ claims of not only increasing the night patrolling across the area but also asked the police to act immediately. Why then the reputation of ‘February 2012′ gangrape took place on the same streets, Park Street that once used to be among the safest places in the city. Its high time Bengal state government should stop seeing “chokranto” (connivance) in everything that goes wrong in the state and come up with some concrete steps to protect the dignity of woman which is at stake.  
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