If we don’t rise now, then when?

stop rape justice for asifa unnao kathua

Ashamed and appalled hearing the news of an 8 year old girl, with an angelic smile being gang-raped and killed in Kashmir. The news surfaces along with another rape news from Unnao, in Gujarat. Two girls. One is fighting for her and her father who was killed in police custody after he demanded justice for his daughter. Another one for whom the nation is out on the streets.

In one, a BJP MLA is the accused and for the other, the horrific incident took place inside the holy sanctum of a temple with the temple caretaker leading the pack.
Calling these perpetrators ANIMALS would be a matter of shame to even animals. They won’t be this cruel.

 

How can one justify revenge or attempting to scare off someone by killing a small child this horrendously? If they wanted to drive away Gajjerwal community from Rasana, there were other ways. Yet they chose to brutally rape and murder the little girl.

 

 

What’s more shocking is the images of BJP leaders leading the protest supporting the rape accused.The disturbing factor about the protest was that the protesters were wielding national flags!! That’s disrespecting the national flag. They were also chanting Jai Sri Ram, thereby insulting even Lord Ram. He was a person who stood for women empowerment.

 

In Unnao, a girl was raped allegedly by the local Legislator. On demanding justice for the victim, her father was taken in and was allegedly killed in custody. Now she’s fighting for justice, both for her self and her late father.

 

Just the fact that they belong to the ruling party doesn’t give anyone the rights to do what they wish.

Beti Bachao

Beti Bachao was never a slogan. It is a silent warning to all Indians with girl children that ” Sanghi bhai log ghoom rahe hain, beti ko khud bachao (Sanghi brothers are on the loose, take care of your girl children)”

Is this the women empowerment and safety that the government promised?

DIGITAL INDIA

Being someone who loves watching TV while having food, breakfast is when I sit in front of the TV. A few days ago, while scrolling through channels, stumbled on the Business Morning show on Doordarshan(Business Mornings is good, even though Doordarshan is late at getting all the news), I happened to watch a promotional advertisement of the Swach Bharat campaign. Swach Bharat is indeed a great project if implemented properly since India is a large country. It’s the responsibility of each and every citizen of the country to keep it clean.

The ad focussed on the latest projects by the government and how well they were being executed.It showed the progress made with Swach Bharat, Digital India, and many others. States like Kerala and Goa are quite good when it comes to living standards, compared to other parts of India.

India is a large country which has the spirit of UNITY IN DIVERSITY instilled in it. Many religions, cultures, languages and much more coexist in this beautiful country. But one thing everyone should think about is,

 

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