Make Self-defense a mandatory part of girl's education in India to fight against Rape

Make Self-defense a mandatory part of girl's education in India to fight against Rape

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Jaba Chatterjee started this petition to Ministry of Women & Child Development India and

“Self-defence is not just a set of techniques; it’s a state of mind, and it begins with the belief that you are worth defending”.

-Rorion Gracie

Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India. The goal of this Petition is strongly not to invite any political tongue of war, so let’s follow a humanistic practical approach towards this issue.

Rape is a worldwide problem.

It is estimated that approximately 35% of women worldwide have experienced some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime. In the majority of countries that have data available on rape report that less than 40% of women who experience sexual violence seek help. Less than 10% seek help from law enforcement.

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One woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on an average in India in 2018, according to government data released-Source-15 Jan 2020- Asian Times.

The NCRB data is usually released after two years, annually

Over 30,000 rape cases; only 1 in 4 convicted- 13 April 2018- Times Of India

In 2018  more than 93 percent of rapes were committed by someone known to their victim-Source:

Few of the Highlights

1.   India outcry after eight-month-old baby raped-30th Jan 2018- BBC News India

2.   9-month-old infant raped, murdered; suspect arrested-JUN 19 2019, UPDATED: JUN 19 2019- Deccan Herald.

3.   Ten-year-old rape victim delivers baby in India. Refused abortion by the Supreme court, the child repeatedly raped by uncle gives birth by Caesarean section.-17th Aug 2017- AlJazeera

4.   8-Month-Old Girl Raped, Killed In Indore Basement. Suspect Seen On CCTVT. he accused, a 21-year-old man known to the family was sleeping close to them, police said-April 21, 2018- NDTV

5.   Lucknow: 4-month-old baby dies after being 'raped' by 30-year-old cousin- 18th Feb 2020- Times Of India

6.   Man arrested for the alleged rape of an 86-year-old woman in Delhi-September 10, 2020-CNN

7.   Delhi: Elderly woman raped in the park, 30-yr-old arrested. Residents were alerted to the unconscious woman by stray dogs that were barking.- April 5, 2019-The Indian Express.

The list is never-ending and increasing every day. 

 Some of the Barbaric Brutal Rape Victims of Indian History-  Source-Reuters & Google

1.  Nov. 1973: A 26-year-old nurse, is attacked by a ward attendant at a Mumbai hospital during her night shift. Accused who was later convicted and jailed, sodomized and strangled her with a dog chain - cutting off the oxygen supply to her brain and leaving her in a coma. Left in a vegetative state for more than 40 years and died.

2.  1990: A 14-year-old schoolgirl, is raped and murdered in Kolkata. Accused was sentenced to death and hung in 2004, the first hanging in India in 13 years.

3.  1995: A Jaipur court acquits five men accused of gang-raping a lower-caste woman who worked with the Women’s Development Project in Rajasthan, in 1992.

4.  1996:  A Law student is found raped and strangled in her Delhi flat.

5.  Dec. 2012: A 23-year-old student is beaten and gang-raped on a moving bus in the capital New Delhi and later dies of her injuries. 

 6.  Jan. 2018: An 8-year-old Muslim girl is drugged, held captive in a temple, and sexually assaulted for a week before being strangled and battered to death with a stone in Kathua town in northern India.

7.  Jul. 2018: Eighteen men are charged in Chennai with repeatedly raping a 12-year-old girl over a seven-month period, sedating her with drugs, and then taking her to vacant apartments in the block to assault her.

 8.  Oct. 2018: Catholic bishop is arrested in Kerala after a nun accuses him of raping her repeatedly over two years. The case is still on.

9.  July 2019: A young woman who accused Uttar Pradesh state lawmaker of raping her in 2017 and her lawyer are critically injured in a highway collision when a truck hit the car in which they were traveling. The woman’s two aunts, who were also in the car, were killed.

10. Nov. 28, 2019: The charred remains of a 26-year-old veterinary doctor are found under a flyover near Hyderabad. The accused allegedly tortured, gang-raped, and strangulated the victim. Her body was then wrapped in a bedsheet, doused in kerosene, and set afire.

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Being a daughter of India,

I am broken, shattered, petrified looking at an 8-month-old infant to an 80-year grandmother getting raped and killed every day in a most barbaric manner. 

 As per me, one of the solutions which should be considered without any delay is to make Self Defence as a compulsory existence skill in India for everyone especially Girl Children and for all women from different fields of society.  

Every school and college of our Country should have Self-Defence as a mandatory subject, linked with compulsory sex education and physical education. Be it a Public School, NGO governed school, Government Sponsored or private, or any Madrassa, also including those schools run by MNCs as part of their CSR activities in rural India. 

This initiative should also be taken by self-help groups of different MSME sectors, Anganwadi, and by all self-employed Women associations and Woman Rescue NGO and Skill learning centers. 

My only intention of raising this petition is to make every woman, every child, every wife, every sister every girl every mother to be strong enough to protect their own selves. Apart from Government, It is our responsibility too as a citizen to come forward for reforms because this is our country our motherland and all the above victims were one of us.

Development is a twofold exchange of support between the Public and the Government. We can be the World Leader and set an example for each and every woman of this universe to make her believe that all can fight back.

 Let’s unite together Beyond Politics, Media & Religion with one resolution to wipeout rape from India. I believe it can only be possible if we start our journey by taking our Conscience, Education, Knowledge, and Perseverance together to save our remaining Nirbhaya, Meenakshi, Afisa Banu, and Priyanka Reddy.

I am dedicating this Petition to all rape victims and also to our Sushant Singh Rajput, as teaching self-defense to women was one of his dream of life. Through this petition, I am expecting that one day every woman of India to be fearless like our Jhansi Ki Rani.

Let’s #FreeIndiaFromRape


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