Here are some own wall postings from my Facebook page after Delhi gang rape case. The chronological posting may show my discrete and consistent responses to internal or external events of the movement, which have a particular significance for the making of one’s consciousness.
December 22, 2012
In yet another shocking incident after the brutal Delhi rape case, two separate incidents of gang-rape reported in Bubaneswar and in Keonjhar district of Odisha. While five persons allegedly gang-raped a 19-year-old girl in Bhubaneswar, another woman was reportedly gang raped by three youths in Keonjhar district.
Another report of misbehaving a girl has been reported in Orissa Post, a daily from Bhubaneswar. Report says, two bike borne youth approached a girl standing beside the park, picked up a conversation and soon a scuffle was witnessed between them and the girl with torn dress was seen running towards Market Building. Police, however, denied the case as usual saying no complaint has been lodged against this incident.
Earlier in another case police had arrested four youths for teasing a minor girl and attacking her brother near Sainik School at Acharya Vihar. Police did it as an auto driver Sheikh Akhtar filed a complaint at near by police station.
On December 18, a complaint was lodged with Mahila Police alleging rape of a minor girl and the girl was rescued . On the same day , police arrested three youth, including an engineering student, on the charge of molesting a girl near Shriya Square in Bhubaneswar.
I got stunned to read such news. I have no word to express my anguish. Only I can say: Cry, my country, Cry!!!! You are going to lose your dignity.
December 23, 2012
I request all my friends to use FB as medium of 'protest against rape’. At least for one day make a black dot in place of your profile picture. Our friends are fighting for justice at Delhi. Water cannon, tear gas, laathi charge-- nothing is going to stop them. Let’s be a part of the call for justice.
December 27, 2012
In an interview to ABP Ananda, a Bengali news channel, President Pranab Mukherjee’s son and M P Abhijeet Mukherjee said, “This is almost like the Pink Revolution. These pretty women, dented and painted, who come for protests are not students. These women who are protesting have no contact with ground reality.”
Sharmishtha. President’s daughter backtracked on behalf of her brother on Thursday and apologized for the remark while Abhijit Mukherjee himself is not apologetic, saying that he stood by his remarks.
It seems the honourable politician is a strong headed supporter of patriarchal society and hence how would we consider him as a real representative of people and it also seems to me that he has completely lost his mind. ... Shame on such personage.
December 27, 2012
In a seminar, arranged by police on ‘Sensitivity towards women' in Kharagpur, one Dr. Anita Shukla, a Secretary of Lions Club and an agricultural scientist by profession has opined that victim herself was responsible for her pathetic condition as it surrendering herself to the rapists was the best option to survive the pathos. She also raised the point that why was the victim out of her house after 10 pm and added that if a girl will wander late at night with her boyfriend; such situations are bound to happen. However, when the statement was delivered most of the senior police officials remained mute spectators. This saga continued with Shukla asserting further in defence of the police that it was not possible to give extreme protection to every citizen at all times.
Such blithering idiotic women are the ones who unknowingly accept patriarchal subjugation as a part of their ‘subjectivity’ for two minutes of fame. S H A M E.
December 28, 2012
I couldn't resist from sharing this write up or poem what you may define, with all my FB friends, which I read online from a page of readers' comment in 'The Economic Times':
A Girl(victim) to her Mom:
By: Dev Jha
Maa mujhe dar lagta hai..bohot dar
suraj ki Roshni Aag si lagti hai..
Paani ki Boondain bhi Tejaab si lagti
Maa Hawa main bhi zahar sa ghula
Maa mujhe chhupa le bohot dar
Maa yaad hai wo kaanch ki Gudiya
jo Bachpan main tuti thi...
Maa kuch aise hi aaj main toot gayi
meri galti kuch bhi na thi maa fir
bhi khud se ruth gai hu............
Maa bachpan main school teacher ki
gandi Nazaro se dar lagta tha...
padsos k chacha k Napaak iraadon
se dar lagta tha...
maa wo nukkat k ladko ki bekhouf
baaton se dar lagta hai..
or ab Boss k wahshi isharon se dar
Maa mujhe chupa le..bohot dar
lagta hai :,(....
Maa tujhe yaad hai tere angan main
chidiya si fudak rahi thi..
thokar kha k main zameen par gir
do boond khoon ki dekh k maa tu
bhi ro padi thi...
maa tune toh mujhe phoolon ki
tarah pala tha..
un darindo ka aakhir maine kya
kyu wo mujhe is tarah masal k chale
bedard meri rooh ko kuchal k chale
Maa tu toh kahti thi apni gudiya ko
mere is jeewan ko khushiyo se
maa kya wo din zindgi kabhi na
maa kya ab tere gher barat na
maa khoya hai jo maine kya fir se
kabhi na paungi?? Maa saans toh le
rahi hu..kya zindgi jee paungi??
Maa goorte hain sab alag hi nazaron
Maa mujhe un nazaron se chupa
le....maa bohot dar lagta hai mujhe
Aanchal main Chhupa le..
The write up is written by Mr. Dev Jha (http://mytimes.indiatimes.com/profile/1064480)
December 29, 2012
SHOCKED TO HEAR SHE IS NO MORE. BUT SHE HAD LEFT A GREAT WORK STILL TO MAKE IT SUCCESSFUL. MAY HER SOUL REMAIN IN PEACE.
December 29, 2012
"I am so sorry that I am a part of this society and culture", and "I am so sorry that I am a man", Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said Saturday following the death of a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist who was brutally gang-raped and tortured in the national capital.
You needn’t have to sorry, Sha Rukh Khan, for your masculine gender. Don’t forget that the rape victim of Delhi had a boy friend who tried to rescue her. Don’t forget that who reported police first about the injured girl was a man. Don’t have you seen that there are many males among the protestors?
Actually this is not a war against masculine gender. This is a war against patriarchy. You might have marked patriarchy never consists of masculine community only. It constitutes of a huge female mass also
Actually this is not a war between patriarchy or matriarchy. No body here wants to replace matriarchy with patriarchy. What we want is a gender bias free society. What we want is a society with gender equality.
January 01, 2013
Because this movement is based on a humanistic attitude and world view, it then must be understood in terms of humanistic ideals. From feminism’s primary concerns of equal rights, authority, and the sexual roles of men and women flow a significant number of social, political, moral, ethical, religious, and economic issues of importance to individuals, families, communities, and nations as a whole. Instead of the idea that man makes himself God, which is a core attribute of organizational humanism, we should continue our attempts to establish that ‘human’ (not man or woman only) makes ‘themselves’ God.
January 02, 201
< Should gang-rape victim's name be revealed?>
Shashi Tharoor, the Minister of State for Human Resources Development wondered in his tweet, what interest is served by continuing anonymity of #DelhGangRape victim. He proposed to name the ensuing anti rape bill after the victim. Former IPS officer, Kiran Bedi has also come out without delay in support of this and tweeted out that the victim’s name should be made public.
Now, I think, naming the law after victim is not so important for us rather to see a strict law will be enforcing to protect girls and women so that no NIRBHAYA or DAMINI could suffer in future. I think this is more a political issue to lessen people’s anger on our Penal Code.
January 02, 2013
Sube Singh Samain, the spokesperson of the Sarv Khap Mahapanchayat of Haryana opposed death penalty to rape convicts saying , such incidents have occurred in rural areas in Haryana and UP but the people never came up with such reactions, In one of his TV bytes I heard he has used the word ‘simple rape’. Did Khap Panchayat think a rape, which always obliterates the rest life of a victim, can be called as ‘simple crime’?
He further added "Even women indulging in 'immoral' acts later allege rape on being nabbed."
False reports sometimes happen. According to IACP (The International Association Of Chiefs of Police) guidelines:” The determination that a report of sexual assault is false can be made only if the evidence establishes that no crime was committed or attempted. This determination can be made only after a thorough investigation. This should not be confused with an investigation that fails to prove a sexual assault occurred. In that case the investigation would be labeled unsubstantiated. The determination that a report is false must be supported by evidence that the assault did not happen.”
False reports are a single-digit percentage of the total reports, which is already a massive undercount of all sexual assaults because the majority of rape survivors decline to report. The incidence of false reporting is simply not high enough to justify the propaganda put forth by the pro-rape lobby.
David Lisak, a psychology professor at the University of Massachusetts who specializes in interpersonal violence. He is one of the few psychologists to study rapes committed by assailants who are not institutionalized. My FB friends can read the summary of his study from the link provided below: http://yesmeansyesblog.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/meet-the-predators/
January 03, 2013
Many commentators shared with a cynical tone that this leaderless, spontaneous over reactive mass movement may become a part of fading memory and, after some years, many find it hard to recollect what exactly happened! Yes, it is true that this might happen. But the positive aspect of this movement is that it can create a mind set in general people that gender equality furthers the cause of child survival and development for all of society, so the importance of women’s rights and gender equality should not be underestimated. This is the proper time for these rights to be institutionalised or supported by law, local custom, and behaviour The rights which are bypassed by saying these gender equality is not a choice of Humanism ( see my last article ‘Feminism is Humanism. So Why the Debate?’) must be treated as a inseparable wing of Mankind.
Please read my new blogging ‘The End is the Beginning’ from my blog ‘Feminine-Fragrance’ on recent Delhi gang rape case.
January 04, 2013
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat: Rape is prevalent mainly in cities where Indians are deeply influenced by western values and not in rural India
BJP Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kailash Vijayvargiya: Women crossing the ‘Laksman Rekhas’ will be punished like Sita.
My Question to RSS Chief: Does he know that most of rape victims in his India are the dalits and poor? Does his ‘Bharat’ consist of dalits and downtrodden any way?
And to BJP minister: Are the ‘Laxman Rekhas’ meant for only women and not meant for men? Did he make a genuine effort to understand sexual crimes?
Why don’t we see those responsible for women’s welfare, empowerment and safety, actually conduct surveys and analyze results to find out why India is the fourth amongst the worst countries for being a woman?
I never astonished with the remarks of such fundamentalists. They will remark so. Actually the fundamentalists are always patriarch and so create a pro rape lobby. Their view of sexuality causes rape and sexual abuse.