I opened this post with an intention of writing down my fury over the Mumbai gang rape case. But what do I write? What difference does it make? Everything that I want to write has been said from last evening in all the media channels and news papers.
Does it make any difference at all that the nation would protest after every such incident? During the Delhi rape case the nation protested on the streets, some commission was appointed, there were debates on tv channels, suddenly there was an upsurge in self defence classes for women and what was the outcome of all that....nothing.. absolutely nothing. Jyothi Pandey, the victim died because of all the internal injuries. Her family got a house in Delhi from the government, they also got money from Jyothi's college and various other organisations. The name of this Delhi rape victim was first published in UK mirror and there was a lot of speculation that Jyothi Pandey's family got a hefty sum for that. I know many call her the fighter, the survivor and what not... but I refuse to call her all that.... she was a gang rape victim... and no other term fits. Let's not forget the outcome of a national protest was also a kind of mango being named after the victim. Yes there is now actually a mango which is called 'Nirbhaya'.
One would think the law makers would come out with stricter laws which would discourage such kind of incidents. But no, contrary to that even after the death of Jyothi Pandey, her murderers are still to be brought to trial. How would anything change? Will anything ever change? The political parties who protested during the Delhi rape incident seem to have forgotten all about it in their daily political agenda. All of us have moved on with our lives. But this morning our lives took a brief halt just to ponder over all these issues once again after the Mumbai rape case. Tomorrow we will all move on and then some other case will come up and then another outrage and another halt. Should we even hope for a change??? I don't know, there is so much anger in me, but what is the use of asking questions like, out of the 5 accused in the Mumbai rape case 4 already had rape cases against them, so what were they doing on the open streets?? or why did ABP News this evening delete their tweet in which they had named all the 5 accused of the Mumbai gang rape??? see the tweetpics below
So what will be the outcome of all this protest and outrage? Will anything still change or we will have another fruit named after the Mumbai gang rape victim???
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