One upon a time when I was kid, I felt that once I grow up things are gonna change. Its gonna be beautiful, people will b wise, they wont fall prey for superstitions, they wont fall for religions, they will b united. Men and women will be treated equally. My country India, it will b truly free where people, everyone women, children anyone can roam freely, live the way they want.
But soon realized, it was a coming out of the shell experience to me. All my beliefs were shattered in fact its a continuous process. My people, yes people of my country are still knee-deep in superstitions, false beliefs, false assumptions and wrong ideologies. And modern mix of western and Indian culture should make things better but here at my place its turning into a dangerous potion. Apparently it’s not the fault of cultures but the way how we interpret it…..
This morning I woke up switched on my laptop to read news and my heart sulked reading this news flash:
“Gangrape survivor dies in Singapore; Delhi braces for protests
The 23-year-old whose savage gang rape on a bus in New Delhi sparked mass protests across the country died on Saturday in a Singapore hospital after suffering severe organ failure. As authorities braced for more unrest on the streets, police reinforcements could be seen fanning out across the centre of New Delhi ahead of the return of her body later in the day.
News excerpt… “She had suffered from severe organ failure following serious injuries to her body and brain,” Kelvin Loh, the chief executive of Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital, said in a statement.
“She was courageous in fighting for her life for so long against the odds but the trauma to her body was too severe for her to overcome.”
According to doctors in Singapore, the student lost her fight for life at 4:45am (2045 GMT), nearly two weeks after the brutal attack that horrified India.
After boarding a bus with tinted windows on December 16, the student was attacked by six drunk men who took it in turns to rape her and assaulted her with an iron bar before throwing her and her male companion off the moving vehicle.”
How many times we respond to pains of someone whom we didn’t see or meet? But the pile of horror onto her was so much that shook the entire nation. It seems that my mind has become numb just thinking how one can be cruel to someone?
Personally I feel those criminals should be hanged to death if our law can’t give any other painful and more justified punishment. Anything less than this wont be any good. This is clear open case and should be treated as a special case. At least next time someone might just think twice before doing such heinous crime.
I prey peace to the fighting soul and wish that her death wont be forgiven at least until those six men are penalized correctly.
I found this hording on my return home journey from office. It says ‘HUM SHARMINDA KAB HONGE’ in hind. It means when we will be ashamed of our actions. That’s so correct.
It is really dawned to take responsibility in our every action otherwise the final outcome is not going to be so pleasant.