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A recent analysis by Child Rights and You (CRY) shows that sexual crimes against minors in India have gone up by 500 per cent over the last ten years. On the other hand, the National Crime Records Bureau data of 2016 suggests that crimes against children have increased by 14 per cent from 2015. These figures are not just unnerving but also reflective of a mentality of psychological primitiveness that has grown manifold in recent times despite the march of science and technology, the march of knowledge, and hence the march of civilization. But the question is: Are we really talking of any civilization when sexual savagery against the most vulnerable section of society is simultaneously on the march too, an irreversible march as it seems?
Human society has lost its soul. In the hollowness breeds a fleet of perverted thoughts based on animal instinct, without any concern for what is right and what is wrong, for there is no definition at all as to what is right and what is wrong for these monsters. The long arm of law, as they call it, seems increasingly shorter. The fear of punishment has been replaced by the audacity of morbid indulgence. Conscience finds a chilling replacement in cruelty of the most devilish kind. Just think of the gang rape, and then murder too, of an eight-year-old girl just flowering into life! The J&K case is just one of the many. But the rampage of brutes continues.
Blame it on lack of moral science education, slow rate of conviction, free pornography on internet, liberalization of values, fear of law, whatever, but there must be something terribly missing in our ‘modern’ society in the first place. What is it? Spiritual vacuum? Helplessness? You need to ponder and find it out before it is too late.

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Ankur Kalita