Sunday, December 23, 2012

Delhi 16-12-2012

Here while I sit a week after 16/12, I realise this is the time where it all happened, or as I check the time maybe the time where it all ended. the girl full of dreams and responsibilities being torn apart, quite literally and dumped on the street.

Yes, I am referring to the Gang RAPE incident.

Delhi, the farthest city which my mom travelled to quite often over the last year and a half. The city I wanted to explore a lot more. A city whose surroundings I still want to visit, photograph, and capture in my memory.

First it came across a daily news item, a headline on my phone, feeling bad as usual, not an inspiration for any action. It was a headline, which surprised me for that was almost a daily occurrence at the rape capital.

Rape Capital - a label to be ashamed of, for that's also the capital of my country.

Dear friend, wait and look how fast / how content / at ease we are once we put a "label".

Label/No-Label :::: Statistics/reality says a lot, and numbers don't lie.

Open your eye, look around you, lean back !  now again look around you.
I am keeping my eyes on Delhi, I looked around, looked back from my memories of Delhi, and what was Delhi made up of, and what's around Delhi.

Down south in relatively nice and safe Bangalore. A single guy sitting writing his blog post, awaiting his 30th birthday.
"Hey I'm single, so are many of my friends (guys) my age. My classmates, friends are all either started delivering kids and have even moved on till even their third kid. Ok, the final Batsmen are finally having their wickets fall but still a gap is obvious even as I realise I do know a few single ladies... There are considerably less girls around"

For those of you who still managed to keep your eyes fixed on Delhi, let us make list of some its neighbours

  • Haryana
  • Punjab
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • Bihar ??
Do you know geography ?? that may be your question right now. But was just making a wild guess of the origin of a bulk of Delhi's migrants. Speaking of migrants I'm not referring to not ones with white collar jobs but the more visible and yet insignificant, lifeline but the significant unimportant people like the rickshaw wallas, labourers, small time labourers etc.

PS: I did a quick look up at the sex-ratios  (obvious thing rite)

Now Eureka!! I found another root cause of the problem, the lack of girls/women ...
Wait, that's half of the problem.
All the 6 were really backward/poor who would have married them, poor lonely guys 
Oh! wait late in the night, a girl with a guy... ah haa... 
Oh! these politicians, only concerned about their security, is any cop left to protect the aam (mango) admi
Oh! there unruly illiterate (and literate) pigs men

I can go on and on. Finding more reasons to justify explain what happened on the fateful night and why, how to prevent. A thesis too may actually be helpful.

Ohhh!! WTF (What the Fuck)
  • A Kid was raped inside a store (while the shopkeeper's friends diverted the relatives of the girl who came looking for her)
  • A middle aged woman was drugged and raped in Delhi 
 (a gang rape, at a time when when prisoners are making one of the accused eat excreta & drink urine, forget harsh sentence, a jail ready to tear you apart is not deterring some assoles)

Even with the country burning with disgust, more incidents are making it to the the headlines
  • Will anything ever change ??
  • what will deter these cowards.
  • Hopeless Situation is this, totally out of any sense of repair.

Without much further ado, I'll skip to my own little 2 cents worth of thoughts
  • Women want to live, play all the roles they possibly be can be it their hobbies, career, learning, be a kid, be a friend, be a mother, be a winner, be a equal . . .
  • Its high time we (men & women) accepted this and gave the respect, and acceptance to this fact.
  • Its high time we overcame our insecurities
  • Its high time we embraced change
  • Let every girl live, be born, express her possibility fully in this world.

We (including me) are responsible for every atrocity. Its my duty to stand up, You/I may be beaten by the guy in this incident. Me even loose our lives. But what life it is to live of a coward. Live a life for a second than hide for a hundred years.

A Zero Tolerance is what we need to develop.
  • You don't have to get violent / need to.
  • But Never ignore any indecent, speak out, say you disapprove
  • Its not out Govt. / Police / Law that can give us solutions
  • Its high time INDIA stood up for itself.
This girl is standing up for herself, by wanting to live, by caring for her friend even when its hard for her to live, she is voicing out to bring the guilty to justice. THAT MAKES HER A WINNER

Woman, you truly are a man. One I respect and salute.
Your live may never be the same, but girl you are a winner for having come this far.
We are here for you today and when in need

There is hope
  • Thank you countrymen for standing by for standing by a fellow countrymen for what was done to her by some of our own.
  • Her identity is still not been disclosed. Good work (doctors, police)
  • Thanks for offers of help (docs, politicians, public - INDIANS)