Letters poured in immediately showing outrage over the barbaric gang rape in a Delhi bus. Emotions ranged from being ashamed to be an Indian to the anger over the stone age social norms in Indian society. You can read all the letters in Publishaletter.com and add your own thoughts. Here are some excerpts from the letters:
- I’m ashamed of being an Indian which traditionally afforded a higher status to women as ’shakti’ but repeatedly violated by men, across the country, to a commodity to quench their lust. The recent Delhi rape case is a classic one - gang raped in a moving bus, passing through multiple police barricades (which proudly advertises ‘for you,’ ‘with you,’ and ‘always’ in late evening by any standard. It’s so common to be raped in Delhi with the Prime Minister (whose party is headed by a woman, if you like) and a separate Chief Minister, again a woman, that one could conveniently come out with a calendar to tick off - rape / no-rape / day.
In my opinion, Delhi should be renamed as 3M capital representing - Muscle power, Moolah (money power), and Mardanghi (manhood) - culminating in rapes - choose the day and time of your pick.
- Depraved society, impotent law enforcement and misplaced priorities
Delhi girl’s gang rape in the bus once again highlighted the deprivation and complete lawlessness in our society. What society are we living in? A society where VIP security and movement gets precedence over law and order; poor training, lack of requisite infrastructure and facilities and political pressure virtually emasculates the law enforcement agencies and those who issue diktats on women’s dress code and behaviour get political patronage! While theatrics in the parliament were for once in one voice for the right cause and media has taken up the cudgels on behalf of women, would the issue again fall victim to political expediency and ‘breaking news”?
- Nothing worse can be expected than this shameful act, a blot, in the form of a barbaric act. The court proceeding should be finished in not more than three months and nothing short of capital punishment should be awarded to such people.
I don’t know if Mrs. Sheela Dixit does need any more barbaric acts before sensitising Delhi police towards such acts and to be vigilant to stop happening of such incidents.