women security and protection of basic human rights.
women security and protection of basic human rights.
According to the most recent Government data more than 32,500 cases of rape were registered with the police in 2017,which was about 90 a day. Indian courts disposed of about 18,3000 cases related to rape that year leaving more than 127,8000 cases pending. And these are only the registered cases because more than half of the cases go unreported.
Some of the major brutal rape cases which triggered the country are
“The gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a public bus, on 16 December 2012, sparked large protests across the capital Delhi.She was with a male friend who was severely beaten with an iron rod during the incident. This same rod was used to penetrate her so severely that the victim's intestines had to be surgically removed, before her death thirteen days after the attack.
In August 2013, a 22-year-old photojournalist, who was interning with an English-language magazine in Mumbai, was gang-raped by five persons, including a juvenile, when she had gone to the deserted Shakti Mills compound, near Mahalaxmi in South Mumbai, with a male colleague on an assignment
On 14 March 2015, a 71-year-old nun was allegedly gang-raped in Ranaghat, West Bengal by intruders at Convent of Jesus and Mary. The six intruders were recorded on
CCTV during their crime of ransacking the chapel, destroying religious items, looting cash and the gang rape. Six men were charged with the crime.
On 17 January 2018, Asifa, an 8-year old minor girl, was raped and murdered in Rasana village near Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident made national news when charges were filed against eight men in April 2018. The arrests of the accused led to protests from groups, one of which was attended by two ministers from the Bharatiya Janata Party, both of whom have now resigned. The rape and murder, as well as the support the accused received, sparked widespread outrage.
The Unnao rape case saw an allegation that lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar had raped a 17-year old girl in 2017. In 2018, the alleged victim's father was jailed under the Arms Act, and died in prison after being allegedly beaten up by Sengar's brother and several others. Also in 2018, a witness to the alleged assault, Yunus, died and was immediately buried by his family with no autopsy and no communication to police or investigators. Yunus' wife and family said Yunus had been ill and died a natural death.The uncle of the alleged victim was arrested and jailed in 2018 due to an 18 year old gun-firing case. In 2019, a truck with blackened license plates hit the car in which the alleged victim and others were riding in. As a result, the victim's paternal and maternal aunts were killed. The alleged victim and her lawyer were critically injured. The police officers assigned to provide security for the alleged victim were not present, with the explanation that there was no space in the car in which the alleged victim was travelling in and recently the victim died after being set on fire on the way to court by 5 of her rapists.
v Dr. Priyanka Reddy was recently raped and burnt to death by 4 men who were recently killed in an encounter”
_collected from reliable sites.
These were just few of the incidents that we talked about. Even the newborn babies are not spared from the hands of the rapists. From 8 months old to 80 years old no woman is safe in our country. And the victims doesn’t get any justice. The rapists wanders around freely targeting their victims.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, one woman is raped every 20 minutes in India.
The numbers on sexual assault in India keep mounting and survey says Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India.
With all this happening around and no strict rules being made for women’s safety it makes us question the judicial system of our nation. And we as society have decided to come together and fight and protect against it. Its high time to raise our voice against rape,molestation and violence against women. We women demand for the protection of our basic human rights and we want stricter rules to be made towards women security. We want fast and just trials to be made for the victims and the accused rapists. It’s shameful that India has been ranked the worst place for women reigniting debate about women’s safety.
And to ensure our safety we the daughters of India wants the system to lay emphasis on our demands that will ensure our safety.
Here are our some basic demands:
We want more active women helpline numbers that could reach us as fast as possible.
We want more night patrolling at places that are supposedly ‘dangerous’ for us women.
We want more cabs with women drivers that would be easily available from 8 pm to 6 am.
Self defense classes should be made mandatory by every institutions. All government institutions be it school,colleges or work places should make it mandatory to attend self defense classes. Also there are women who wants to learn self defense but cannot afford it, so government should try to provide free classes or should do numerous campaigns every month.
Carrying sharp objects in bags should be made legalized for women so that they can save themselves if the situation demands to.
Sex education should be made mandatory in schools.
Like compulsory self defense classes there should be special classes or sessions for men too which will educate them about women body and consent. No matter in whichever strata of the society they belongs to; it should be made compulsory for the entire male counterparts. They should be made to learn more about moral values and that rape is a crime and consent is important. It is important to make them understand the fact that women are not the weaker section of the society and definitely not the sex slaves for men only then we can make this place better for both the male and female to stay in.
We women want a safe place to stay. We don’t want a society without men. We want a society without rapists, without people who encourages rape. We want to be able to walk in the streets without the constant fear of getting raped. This can only happen when both the sections of the society starts treating each other equally disposing off the age old patriarchal and misogynistic teachings that were or still is being propagated for decades now.