The Hathras Rape Case – Another young woman gang raped and tortured, another young woman turned into a means to quench the thirst of beasts hungry for vengeance. Such incidents makes one ponder as to the causes and means of such incidents of outraging a woman’s modesty, in our country.
I have always maintained that rape is a crime more heinous than murder. A group of beasts unleash their manhood on a hapless woman, not for lust, but for revenge and terror. It’s a weapon to silence voices of dissent or to force someone or some individuals into submission. The news of rape or any kind of outraging the modesty of a woman, wherever it happens, disturbs me a lot, as would any sane and humane individual.
I am sure that most ladies, at some point or the other have faced some kind of a harassment in the hands of perverts, though the degree of it may vary. It can range from personal messaging with subtle suggestions, to messages or conversions filled with sexual innuendos to ogling, touching and going on to molestation and finally rape. How many of us have colleagues or friends, who have made it into a habbit to demean women and never miss an opportunity to humiliate them?
But, on how many occasions are the culprits brought to book? Very few, if we study these cases. The culprits in the most famous and gruesome rape and murder in our country, the Nirbhaya case, were executed after 7 long years even when several attempts were made to save the culprits by various individuals, NGOs and ‘Human Rights’ organizations, despite a massive wave of nationwide outrage over the issue. One of the rapists, the most brutal one at that, was let off for being a juvenile and shockingly awarded with a sewing machine and a loan of Rs. 10,000/- as a part of the Delhi government’s rehabilitation scheme, in 2015. What we see here is a brutal rapist being rewarded rather than being meted out with a severe punishment – an obvious encouragement for such crimes.
The reason for such delayed or no justice for rape victims in our country – whether dead or alive, are various. Let us ascertain these :
1. Unsolicited support for the rapists – Once a rapist is sentenced, we find a group of self declared ‘ Human Rights’ activists and organizations swoop like a vulture on our legal system demanding release or lesser punishment for the rapist beasts. They have an agenda and are a part of the Crime Syndicate called Leftwing Ecosystem, whose sole aim is destroy our country and hence lend support to all negative forces within, with the intent to use them for their malicious mission. They have control over all powerful institutions in our country including the media – both the news media and entertainment media and they use both to whitewash the crime while brainwashing the gullible populace into believing that the culprits are ‘innocent’. They do so not only for rapists but for murderers, thugs and terrorists too. This helps in encouraging such crimes as the criminals are much aware that they will receive necessary support in all respects from these anti India individuals.
We saw them support Dhananjoy Chatterjee, the rapist of 18 year old Hetal Parekh in Kolkata, 1990. These activists campaigned to pardon him. When that didn’t work, a Bengali film was made a few years later claiming him to be ‘innocent’. Till we are able to build and propagate a counter narrative widely, such incidents will continue and our society will keep on suffering. Our Central Govt’s move to freeze bank accounts of Amnesty International in India, forcing it to close shop here, the government’s similar action against Green Peace and Ford Foundation – all of which were involved in protecting and finding escape routes for rapists, terrorists and other criminals in our country in the garb of ‘human rights’ activism, should help in discouraging such acts in future.
2. Fake Charges and Male Victimisation – Often false charges are brought in by women against men, for malafide reasons. This is again an act of revenge or a case of simple blackmail to achieve one’s means. We have had instances where a woman has accused a man of rape even after consensual sex, once the relationship was over. This dilutes the basic premise of rape and makes this severe offense appear trivial. In many instances, both in India and abroad, the accused, who have been found to be not guilty, have either lived a traumatic life or ended their lives in agony after being socially ostracized. Such fake allegations may also be the reason which makes our law makers go backwards in enacting stringent laws against rape and molestation.
3. Outrage based on ideology/political alignment – The selected and biased nature of societal outrage against incidents of violating a woman is a serious cause of the lack of seriousness on such issues by the public at large. Let us take the instant case of the gruesome Hathras rape case. It happened in UP, a BJP ruled state and we find that the opposition parties and the so called Leftist Liberals up in arms against the Yogi government for this. Ironically, the same cabal keeps mum when incidents of rape and violence against women are frequent in the state of West Bengal, a non BJP ruled state. In the month of September itself, there were five incidents of violence against women in West Bengal, within a span of 6 days:
- On 7th September, a 25 year old BJP leader was chased and shot at, when she put up a resistance against a group of assailants who had attacked her near her Diamond Harbour residence. She recently recuperated after a long and tough battle for survival and after sustaining fatal head injuries.
- On 10th September, two minor sisters were raped in Jalpaiguri. Both committed suicide by consuming poison, fearing societal backlash.
- On 11th September a 22 year old deaf and mute housewife was raped in Malda.
- On 12th September, a 17 year old girl was raped and hanged from a tree in Hooghly.
These are only a few instances of numerous crimes committed against women quite often in the state. We are not aware of what became of the perpetrators.
A 45 year old woman was gang raped in Alwar, Rajasthan, another non BJP ruled state,on 14th September. But no one seemed to have heard of such an incidence.
Yet there was no or little media coverage or outrage. The reason being simple – our media is unequivocally biased in favour of the opposition political parties in our country and inclined towards the Left-wing ideology.
The outrage in the Hathras incident is much required but has assumed significance in keeping with the double standards of those outraging – more so because in the instant case, all four alleged rapists have been arrested and the Yogi government has been reported to be mulling the arrangement of fast track courts for quick justice in the case.
Will justice be available in incidents like the above only if the state is ruled by BJP? A pertinent question, given the current scenario. It is apparent because five out of the six known cases of violence against women of our country, which occurred in non BJP ruled states seem to have been brushed under the carpet.
4. Slow judicial procedure filled with loopholes – The slow and cumbersome judicial procedure also provides ample scope by the perpetrators to look for and find loopholes in the process, which helps them to escape. The Nirbhaya incident proved to be a case in point for such a loophole.
The above reasons coupled with protection of the rapists by the politicians and all those in the power lobby are cause enough for no end to such incidents. The onus is now on the common man of India to raise their voice against such crimes breaking all ideological barriers. There can’t be anything as ‘good’ rapists and ‘bad’ rapists, ‘your’ rapists and ‘my’ rapists. Rape is the most horrible act of violence on humanity and it’s perpetrators should receive the severest of all punishments. But the political will needs to be present to prosecute the criminals, which is visible in certain states but not in others, as mentioned above, the reason being obvious.
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