Enough is Enough

Posted: September 2, 2013 in Women
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Enough is enough

The Plight of Women in Modern India

Well something is on the rise in India, grrrrr. I want you to consider these phrases that get thrown at us constantly like “India Shining” or the ever popular Mera Baharat Mahaan. Now compare that with the statistics in the snippet I have put above this and I dare any one of you to put that phrase into the comments after reading this, I want to see how Mahaan our country truly is. Honestly I don’t feel any greatness being part of this amazing country that probably once truly was Mahaan, but I don’t see it, not anymore at least.

I AM PISSED OFF!!! and you should be pissed off every bit as I am after you are done reading this. No, don’t blame our good for nothing government, I am pissed off at people, for your criteria to elect someone ranges from whether that candidate hails from the same jaat (caste) to the last name lineage he/ she is carrying. You have given all the rights to these jokers that have been constantly raping India and I don’t see them stopping anytime soon. They are not going to change, are we?

The above statistics I’ve taken from my friend google as this peculiar case of Shakti Mills gang rape case has dawned upon us just a fortnight ago. Of course I wanted to take a fresh topic to write as we Indians have a tendency to forget things a little too quickly and easily. This endurance is probably what makes this Nation great but how much can we really endure before we say “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”. We are emotional people aren’t we? When did we start hiding under Apathy? Feel something, love, hate, anxiety, worry, happy, excited, sorry, sad, aroused but something, feel angry, Apathetic is as good as being dead. Hurry up and feel something soon while our government and administration is busy trying to conduct various test to determine the ages of the “Juvenile” delinquents who committed such a heinous crime. I don’t expect this idiotic government to understand the situation, it wasn’t like their daughters were raped brutally and even then they would just look at their swiss bank accounts and forget about the whole thing. Anyway chances of such a thing happening is next to none, haven’t you wondered why? Cos they don’t live in India, all government officials send their daughters abroad, they are not real idiots, they just don’t know how to run a country or don’t care enough.

How does age matter anyway when you’re capable of raping a 23 year old woman? You call yourself juvenile?
What is the message that we are sending across? Rape all you want till you’ve turned 18, just remember to keep your birth certificate handy and even if you don’t you can always get a fake one. Don’t you think, to the very least they should be subjected to understand the kind of crime they have committed? Why not throw them in jail among criminals and let them get sexually assaulted by gangs of horny sociopaths. That will be a start and why not castrate them afterwards if you ask me, they have waived off all rights to be able to derive sexual pleasures of any sort, let alone the ability to procreate. I remember being juvenile once and developing attraction for the fairer sex. I was shit scared to even approach them, talk to them and these people are begging pardon on the grounds of being minors. How can you be a minor? You’re a psychopath, you don’t feel emotions and you most certainly have no empathy or remorse for your actions. But you have to live, a death sentence is too small a punishment befitting your crime. All these delinquents and sex offenders should be chucked into the worst prison in Hell. I am not a believer of the concept of Heaven or Hell, but I pray I am wrong and there is a Hell for these people.

Now women, please accept my apologies on what I am about to say. I do not represent them but fortunately or unfortunately I’m of this gender. There are plenty of good ones around too, probably just as occupied as I am in our other worldly affairs. I hope that this torturous abuse of the women stop but I don’t know when, how or how soon it will. Until then, it is my most humble request to empower yourself and please exercise caution (I apologised in advance for this). I don’t think we are living in a free country anymore, we are slaves to these people who run our country and to those that can get away with anything. Makes you wonder if all that fuss over getting independence from the British was worth it? All the lives that were lost, all the beatings our freedom fighters took to free this Mahaan Country has gone to waste. We were better off being ruled by Brits, you can argue all you want and I wish it wasn’t true but prove me wrong, this is one argument I would love to lose. How to empower yourself, self defence. Stun guns or Taser Guns as they call it in the west are available in India now.

A Stun gun is a device which is used to temporarily injure an attacker, Attacker is not seriously injured after attack, gets an electric shock only. After the shock Attacker is faint for several minutes. These minutes could mean life or death for someone and scaring off the rest so you can walk out of the situation.
It is really sad that I have to urge the women to employ such tactics to save themselves rather than men changing. Even if a woman is standing naked in the middle of the street doesn’t give a man the right to rape her, she may be stupid but stupid doesn’t warrant rape.

I am thinking of starting a website that would collect donations from people across the globe and women could register themselves on it and get a free Taser Gun or if you have other devices that you can suggest, please let me know. I’d also like to know if this is a cause worth venturing into. All thinking Men & Women can donate to empower womenkind and stop this nonsense. I have decided to keep aside at least a 1000$ i.e. approx Rs. 65,000 good enough for about 20 tasers. I hope that you may never have to use it, but please be safe.
Enough is Enough.

http://www.sunday-guardian.com/news/deserted-mumbai-mills-are-criminals-dens
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/daily-prompt-help/

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Comments
  1. shansm06 says:

    You have most definitely hit the nail on the head…. Great suggestion too the taser or stun gun… or pepper or chilly spray like our public servants have been recently talking about & propagating the sale of, supposedly to protect the womenfolk in our country.
    But you know what, I don’t want any of these things. I supposedly am born in a free country, about whose freedom struggle & heroes I have been read about all through my school & college life & also every year time again on the day we celebrate as Independence Day. But now I know that it is just a day like any other, a day that people in this country look forward to because it’s a holiday & some others remember it because it is a dry day & they need to stock up before that. It has no other significance anymore.
    And that is the way it is because no one in this country feels the independence or freedom in any part of their existence. There is no independence from inflation, unemployment, the poor underground rupee… all big words… so lets try something simple…. The vegetable prices, killer bad roads full of potholes for a major part of the year, totally unhygienic unsanitary conditions in many parts of the country and now a new entrant to the list of woes “Depraved Psychopath Males”, let me correct myself ‘Depraved Psychopath Juvenile Males”.
    I don’t see any male being asked to inform his residence or his friends of his whereabouts if he is going to be late & hence could be raped or molested or if lucky killed after all that happens. I don’t see any male being told by our politicians or our police to carry pepper / chilly sprays because he could be attacked at any time by a group of sex hungry horny females, sorry juvenile horny females.
    We talk about equality of sexes in this country, but we don’t know the meaning of it. Its like kill the little baby if it’s a girl, rape the girl / woman, sodomise her, molest her if she dares to travel alone… WHY… because you have a right to… because you are a juvenile male… in other words if you are a man less than 18 years of age (you can remain 18 for at least 30 years in this country) you have a free license to do all of the above & get away. Because this is a man’s country…. And he is not in the mood to share it.

    • Kshitij says:

      Thanks a lot again Shanti for taking time to comment with the same passion that I wrote this post. Feels like you could use some blogging place in wordpress and I’d love to read some of your thoughts. Like I mentioned in the post, I apologise that I have to ask women to take measures in this “supposedly” free country. Any misconception that people have that they are living in freedom is merely a myth. Forget about freedom of movement, we don’t even have freedom of speech. An Indian poet and writer was arrested by police for posting a message on Facebook criticizing the actions of his state’s government, which recently suspended a young civil servant.

      What I was trying to convey here is that women should empower themselves and I did not imply that they should live in fear. No that would defeat the whole purpose. I don’t want the perpetrators to win, no i meant the exact opposite. They should realise that women are strong and they are equipped to handle whatever happens. These delinquents should live in fear that they might just come across someone that would taze the balls out of him. An electric shock of that kind in the groin should send the message loud n clear. My message to you is don’t be afraid, be safe.

  2. claidig says:

    I found the bit about whether India is really free after the Brits left really interesting. I can imagine that might be quite a touchy subject in India, but it’s quite an intriguing perspective. As I’m not from the country, can I ask if that view is hugely discussed?

    As for setting up a site, I don’t think it’s a bad idea. For the life of me I can’t remember the name but after the incident in Delhi that blew the headlines there was a clothing site set up where the money goes towards victims and prevention, and I doubt it’d be the only one. There is no right or wrong way to contribute or ’empower’ as you suggest, the simple act of talking about it is great way to start. I suppose you could always try to connect with victim support groups and the like? Any support is good support, female and/or male.

    • Kshitij says:

      I’m happy that your eye caught attention to “India being really free from Brits” part. I’d like to believe that this issue is hugely discussed, but alas its not. Now this is disputed but apparently on the social media network sites and a few books its been cited that, Winston Churchill quoted on the eve of India’s independence “Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight amongst themselves for power and India will be lost in political squabbles”. Maybe its paraphrasing but that is besides the point, this is the best representation the political situation in India in a nutshell. People in power have been doing what they please and saying whatever the hell they want and get away with it.
      And since you’re not from the country I’ll give you an example of one such nonsensical crap that we Indian were made to endure. There is politician who said not too long ago that an Indian can have a hearty meal for Rs. 12 (Approx 18 cents) in Mumbai. Which is so ridiculous and absurd that I cant even begin to comprehend. I’m at a loss whether to laugh at his stupidity or to cry at sorry state of affairs in the country.
      To the context of the rape case that I wrote in here, I did a little research. I found one of the articles where Cops have been saying that they are terrified to go to such dens of drug traffickers and gangsters. A cop said that they are afraid to go this particular venue Shakti Mills cos they were beaten up by these hooligans that have made this place their natural habitat. Bravo!!! way to defend the people of the country. If the police start pissing in their pants, what am I to expect with anyone else.

      Thanks for the encouragement and I’m glad that at least somebody has taken time especially someone from outside India to join the conversation.

      • claidig says:

        Churchill did have some good lines. That is always the way with power though, and it’s inherent connection with money, too. It’s a hard battle to fight, but it does need to be fought.

        Well we share the same world. Every country has similar problems to every other country, some worse than others, with politicians who are laughably out of touch with the country and corrupt justice systems that in the case of rape blame the victim. What better way to combat the problems than uniting?

        Thank you for allowing me an insight!

      • Kshitij says:

        Its my pleasure that there is someone across in the UK who is curious enough to wanna learn about issues in india. Like you said every country has similar problems, though the magnitude may differ. Imagine a world where there were no boundaries but still different cultures after every 1000 miles, hahaha that’s wishful thinking.
        Keep up the good fight 🙂

  3. A very worthy cause! You have opened many eyes today!

  4. Thanks for raising this topic.

    I’m not going to write anything here to show my frustration. I know showing it over here will spread awareness to the people on web who are already having enough knowledge about it however it’s not going to give security to the women of India on the GROUND. I believe in giving solution rather then just criticizing people, government and bureaucrats. I’m glad that you have shown interest in offering some solution here apart from expressing frustration that all of us are having.
    Please count me in for the support if you need any help in terms of getting donation or finding people who can donate.
    Though the idea is good to start with, considering the kind of population that we have it would be difficult to cop up with the demand every woman in India will have for Stun/Taser guns. From my perspective there are many other things also which needs to be looked into
    1. The law needs to be strengthen in such a strict way so that no one dares to even thinks about doing such pathetic crime.
    2. Fast track courts : If there is any rape case FIR is logged it should get closed within some time period. Political will is lacking in such cases.
    3. Education : This includes sex education, too. I think the people who get involved in such activity are the one who doesn’t have proper education in terms of giving respect to the woman, following law and order and they do not even know what are the consequences. If you look at the government schools in any state ( i mean it in any state) its pathetic. This MUST be improved.
    4. On August month gang rape case day Out of 48,969 policemen in Mumbai, 27,740 were on VIP duty as per one of the RTI query. Higher no of cops needs to be hired and they should have proper arms with them to give a security where each and individual will be able to enjoy the ‘real’ freedom.
    5. Having security cameras at as many places as we can which will solve lot of cases of eve teasing at the first place discouraging those who end up in crimes against women.
    6. People and police needs to be supportive in such cases rather then ignoring those by hota he chalta he attitude.
    Most of the time when such incidents occurs we ask women to be safe next time rather then having men to educate them self which obviously ashamed me too. If I do more brainstorming, at some point I come to a point that its our system that fails here.
    The whole system needs to be changed from top to bottom. And from my perspective all this can be done only by changing the politics. As long as we keep voting these criminals, mafia politicians we will continue having this. Being apolitical is the real problem which encourages the current politicians. Looking at such politician who finds a way to get ride of any criminal or civil cases against them encourages such criminals. So I have started involving myself in spreading awareness about the clean politics and clean politicians.

    All this being said, accept my support for this cause and feel free to reach me if you need any kind of help on this matter or want to run any donation drive.

    All the best!

    • Kshitij says:

      Thanks so much Jayesh for taking the time your well laid out thoughts on this post. This kind of response gives me great affirmations to believe this is a worthy cause. Like you I too believe in discussing the problem to better understand what solutions can be sought. You have definitely given some good ideas here and I’m glad that you have also joined politics to make it clean. This endaveour is very encouraging to see as young people are turning to Politics after quitting their successful corporate careers. Gives us a hope for a better future. The current generation of politicians just need to die to make way for the younger population.
      I dont have the political acumen to be part of the government and be a leader of city, town or a village for that matter. I’m just good at my job plus this new found love for the writing. I want to write to better understand my thoughts and issues in the country or anywhere else. Hopefully something good will come out of it.
      I will surely get in touch with you when I’ll need your invaluable support. Until then, keep up the good work.

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