Just returned from a wonderful trip and the first thing I read was about the Guwahati molestation. As though reading that was not enough I went to check out that video, and I was numb with what I saw!!
She looked to me as a little girl, maybe just 15-16. The hooligans who were stripping her clothes & beating her were all laughing and enjoying to the core. I could not believe that this was really happening. This was being done on some main road where a lot of traffic was moving by. The hooligans were enjoying themselves and there was not a single person trying to help that girl. Never mind what the matter was, but a young kid was being molested on the streets and no body actually went ahead to help her!!!
Instead someone decided to go ahead and record the whole incident. Ofcourse the video has been helpful in identifying the criminals but how does someone not muster up courage and save the girl and instead records it. Is that the best a human being can do?? If there was a group of 20 people who were molesting her couldn't there be another 20 people who could form a group and help her?? She was in a pub probably drinking is that the reason people left her on her own?? I am sure that every parent who watched this video must have had a little crunch in their hearts.
What is wrong here?? Is it because of the pub culture these things are happening?? In that case we have lot of cases where groups have molested girls who were not even in the remote area of a pub. How come the pub did not check her ID for her age proof before letting her in ?? These people who were doing this crime knew fully well that they were being recorded, because on occassions they asked the girl to show her face on the camera. What gave them so much confidence?? Did our Judiciary breed that courage?? It takes ages for a judgement to come through so have these guys used this??
Kiran Bedi tweeted this morning that pubs attract lust & holy places attract peace. She probably has not heard about devdaasis or the young boys who were molested in churches. But on a second thought is she partially right by saying that pubs attract lust? Will putting a control on such kind of a night life help? Do we need a Dhoble in every city now?? Is aping the west proving to be fatal to India??
So many questions and can there ever be an answer??