A change called NirbhayaSo the BBC documentary India’s Daughter has been banned in India. And yet that hardly stopped anyone from viewing it. Most of us have seen it through other channels and means. I was one of those many who were utterly appalled and deeply raged, to say the least, about the views expressed therein by the accused Mukesh Singh and the equally sick minded lawyers.
The convict’s illiterate and unremorseful explanation on the events goes hand in hand with the lawyers ML Sharma and AP Singh’s lame language and deranged mind set.
This incident should act like yet another, only more gruesome, resounding wake up call for a city and country that is not only unable to make their women feel safe and respected but also devalues their very existence in the circle of life and living.
We would wish then that the convicts feel repentance or at the least show some kind of sorrow for their horrific act. I know though that it is just not how they are conditioned to think or believe. Void of regret, the accused Mukesh Singh only sheds more light on the sorry state of outlook that many of us, walking free in society, still have on this topic.
In this case, I can only hope that all of the accused, including the juvenile, die a death of shame.
I can only hope that they make the necessary changes to the laws governing such hideous acts of crime.
I can only hope that they bring forth some form of justice and closure for Nirbhayas parents and loved ones. As well as to the 615 million women in India who are grieving alongside.
Instead of banning the documentary which only highlights the truth, why not take concrete action to ban that which gives reason for such documentaries to be made. Lets…
· Ban RAPE
· Ban FEMALE INFANTICIDE
· Ban DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
· Ban ACID THROWING
· Ban DOWRY DEATHS
· Ban HONOR KILLINGS
· Ban ABDUCTION
· Ban INSULT TO MODESTY
· Ban HUMAN TRAFICKING AND FORCED PROSTITUTION
And most importantly let’s ban people like the convicts and their lawyers whose regressive mindsets are progressively destroying the very weave of our ‘MOTHER land.’
· Ban MINDSETS that permit such unacceptable behaviors
Then the BBC or any other ABC will not have a story to share in the first place.
The only story that will be shared will talk of how a country stood together to eradicate this vile mentality. It will proudly show the steps and actions that were taken to ensure that this and many other such ghastly crimes come to a full stop. That though opposition resisted, a change was achieved, swiftly and surely. A change for which Nirbhaya resisted rape relentlessly while the bus drove her round and round to her death. It will talk of a population that fought for life like Nirbhaya did for 13 long days and nights with equal (if not more) strength of spirit.
For truly, without it, we too are dead. In mind, body, soul and as a nation.Note: These are mobile apps which have been launched to help women in distress.