Disturbingly enough, Rape has always been a constant factor in the fabric of India's society. In every corner of every city and every state in this country, somehow people are completely OK with the existence of rapists , no matter how brutal their crime. It is disgusting that more pro-active steps are not being taken both to punish the perpetrators as well as educate and awaken a moral uprising in the Indian Public. We were once a country in which defending the honor of your womenfolk was considered the supreme act of valor. Now we are a country where women are being thrown to the wolves, Women are afraid to walk on the roads, Women are afraid to stay out once darkness falls. Hell, women are afraid to step out even when its light outside. Not only women, girls also. Pure innocent little bundles of joy, being subjected to this heinousness.
How long will this country remain insensitive to the fact that a mother/sister/daughter's life is being destroyed on a daily basis?
Change will only come when we, the Women of India demand it in one voice!! We demand that stricter laws be enforced for the accused in a crime of rape. We demand that the victim not be blamed for the crime of rape by saying that she dressed inappropriately or that she should not have been out at such a late time or any of the numerous other reasons that are routinely given. We demand that justice be meted out as fast as possible, without the endless media circus and the endless legal loopholes, so that we, the Women of India, can retain some faith and some sense of home in our Country.
We hope that the victim in the Delhi Gangrape Case, the hapless 23 year old who was brutally raped and thrown out of a bus recovers well and begins to start the process of healing soon. At the same time, we demand that her ordeal should not be in vain- Please let this unfortunate incident spur the start of a revolution.
It is indeed, extremely unfortunate that it had to come to this!!
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