Who are we to question if we ourselves are not clean?
The molestation incident in Guwahati need no words to explain the deficiency of security system in our city. The culprits generally gets confidence to commit such heinous crime only when they has some VIP or V VIP connections. But, the blame also lies upon the onlookers who mostly did not try to protect the victim. Northeast has always been revered in the nation for the respect it commands for women as a whole. But, such incidents really hung our head in shame. Such people did not help the victim but were busy in making video clips of the incident are even more worse than the culprit.If the young girl would have been their own sister, would they have 'enjoyed' or so called 'Recorded' the incident similarly?
It is seen in Guwahati or any other place in the country that whenever a VIP or V VIP comes, a security carpet is spread across the city. I just wonder if God himself would have descended to this land whether he would have received similar VIP treatment or not? But, a VIP receives that.Why a common citizen is not provided that kind of security in our city?According to our Constitution'every city in the country are equal'. There is nothing called VIP citizen or common citizen. Than, if VIP is receiving security throughout his tenure or visit, than why a common citizen is not getting that?To put things in the other way, if common citizens are insecure than why so much public money is spent on security of VIPs?
It is more unfortunate to know about Hon'ble DGP's statement that police is not like an ATM. There might be some dearth of manpower in the service. But, that can be tackled with more and more recruitment. There is no denying that there is a large backlog of unemployed men and women in the state. The manpower in the forces can be increased through appointing more and more people. Rather, women should be appointed more and more in Police services. People do expect more and more commitment from women and they prove it correct as well.
We all are aware of the violence against women from Northeast in Delhi. But, if such is the case in our own city than why we are questioning the issue of Delhi?
Priyanka Chakrabarty, House No.12, Janapath, Bye Lane-I, Navin Nagar, PO RG Baruah Road, Guwahati-24
Picturization of women as mere sex objects has corrupted society
This is in response to the news report titled "Molestation of teen sparks national outrage; four held"(14 July).
The glamorization of philistine Bollywood, providing social sanction to dirty pictures bordering on pornography in the name of "art", nudity in night clubs, scantily-clad pictures and shots of women in print and visual media have absolutely devastated the moral fabric of the society. Thanks to this crass commercialization of female bodies, the upcoming generation is treating the women merely as "sex objects"; is leading to increasing incidents of eve-teasing, molestation and rapes. Unless the Censors and the authorities act tough and terminate the shower of obscenities in films, reality shows in TV, print media, advertising billboards exploiting skimpily-clad female bodies; no power in the world can prevent the moral corruptness in the society.
Moreover, instead of pursuing career-based education, value-based learning should be emphasized that would inculcate the adolescent minds with the sense of equality of sexes. Perhaps with the upcoming of truly educated children who would be enlightened enough to accord due dignity to women, then can the fairer sex realise their dream of dwelling in a violence-free society.
Lastly, while rapists should be awarded life-term sentence, brutes who dare to play with modesty of fairer sex need to be handed rigorous imprisonment for years. Light sentence, if at all the culprits are nabbed, is not enough to deter the monsters from repeating such dastardly acts.
Kajal Chatterjee, D-2/403 Peerless Nagar, Kolkata-114.