The sky is darkened and so is the air suffocating whether we walk through the destroyed and demolished lanes of Syria, or through the forests of Africa, whether on the open streets of a democratic nation like India or in valleys of the self inflicted part of Kashmir or any other area, humanity is being slayed and murdered every minute.
While the whole incident of Kathua , took place sometime in January, the news leaked out through media only in the last few days ,possibly after being covered by an international news agency.. Words die in shame while talking about the incident when a 8 year old girl was gangraped for 8 days and kept in a temple only to be killed after that.
Without going into the details of this heinous crime , another one had shaken the country, in Unnao where the victim's father was also killed while protesting .
What progress do we talk about when , we do not have the conscience of being a human and valuing humanity?
While in a conversation in a Closed User Group, where there are people from govt, politics, administration, cultural sector, IT, law and many more,a question was raised - Nirbhaya and then Rapes continue... Nirbhaya was the highest or loudest heard issue in our country .post that Nirbhaya funds got created. Thousands of crores spent and yet to be spent on women safety and protection. yet rapes, torture and killings continue..
When will the change happen?
I feel most importantly then :
1. When we educate our children whether they are girls or boys. 2.Change the mindset of individuals right from every home 3. Precautions and safety measures like self defence to be made compulsory for all school going children from the age of five. 4.Value humanity and respect humans. 5. Wipe the hatred of discrimination, anger, jealousy, greed amongst people specially caste and religion. 6.Introspect their own conscience. 7. With power and money comes crime handy. Power of politics, power of position , or of money, or of certain things ,these need to be addressed not only by government but by people themselves.
For government to play their role, it is a long way before rules get implemented ,
- Let them get hand in hand with apps like Sayfty ,Safecity and many more which are ready to provide data about the sensitive places to prevent crime.
- Let them make rules so that hence forth any hand that goes beyond the limits of humanity gets amputated and crushed.
- Let them instill the fear in minds of these sickened people that a wrong thought and their life will end forever..
Rest nothing can change the shock and loss of the bereaved ones,but few efforts can change lives of the ones living around us.
LET US PLAY OUR ROLES WITH CONFIDENCE, POWER,CONVICTION, AWARENESS AND RESPONSIBILITY TO CREATE THE NEXT GENERATION WITH MORAL VALUES AND HUMANITY.