The cruel rape and murder of the girl vet close to Hyderabad have appropriately shocked the whole nation on the issue of rape and murder. In any case, no exercises seem to have been learned by the specialists since the Nirbhaya case seven years ago, as a few progressively terrible occurrences have been accounted for, including the ones at Kathua, Unnao, Muzaffarnagar and now Hyderabad.
The Nirbhaya fund was set up but has hardly been utilized. Safe City projects, mobile apps, self-defense training for women, helpline numbers… all these don’t seem to guarantee safety for women or deter men from committing violent sexual crimes against women and girls in this country.
There is certainly something rotten in the way that we as a society respond to crimes, especially of a sexual nature. The entire system seems to conspire to support the perpetrators and do nothing to protect the potential or actual victims of the crimes. Take the lax response of the local police who had been contacted by the woman’s family even as the crime was being committed. They were given the run-around even as the killers were committing the crime. The entire country was up in arms against the men, who were caught after they allegedly committed the crime. But do girls and women have to be raped and die violent deaths for our police to work?
A couple of days after the fact, the nation woke up to the news that the four men captured for the Hyderabad occurrence had all been killed in experience, as they had attempted to escape when they were being taken to the location of the wrongdoing for recreation, as required for the examination.
This has typically inspired two reactions – one of rapture, as local people were requesting an open execution of the four, and the other, an increasingly contemplated one, requiring the maintaining of the standard of law. In any case, taking into account that the lawful procedure on account of Nirbhaya’s executioners is as yet progressing much following a long time since the condemning, “fair treatment” has become an awful term. Any proposal that “the law will follow all the way through” is gotten with absolute nauseate and pessimism.
Perhaps rightly so. A young law student showed the courage to file a complaint of sexual assault against the head of a religious and educational institution, and we see that while she is in jail for alleged blackmail of the religious leader, he is in the comfort of a hospital in UP.
The family of a young girl, who was allegedly raped by a powerful politician in Unnao, has been hounded continuously. Her father was killed after alleged police torture and her lawyer was severely injured in the same suspicious accident that killed her aunt. In another case from the same place, the accused, out on bail, had the temerity to set the victim on fire when she was on her way to court. It seems there is no fear of any kind for powerful perpetrators in UP’s badlands.
Is there any answer to this foundational spoil in our general public, our country, and the legal structures?
Indeed. The arrangement is covering up on display. Quick track courts for violations against ladies, particularly rape. We as of now have such courts to attempt financial offenses, and POCSO courts to take care of instances of rape on kids.
Set up quick track courts with uniquely prepared judges and investigators to attempt these cases. The preparation should cover all parts of viciousness against ladies, have state-of-the-art legitimate assets, and include imaginative equity conveyance with affectability to the lived substances of ladies, particularly those from the minimized and helpless segments of society. The legitimate crew can have a significant and positive task to carry out in this.
Prevention of such crimes is a very important aspect. Rather than put the onus on the women, by encouraging self-defence training for women and girls, it is more effective, humane and civilized to address the misogyny, casteism, and communalism in our culture.
The socialization of men and boys has to include respect for women, domestic work/labor and the rule of law. The fact that men and women are legally as well as socially equal has to be emphasized. Our education system has to incorporate such aspects at the school and secondary levels. Community and family structures have to revisit their priorities and make the necessary shifts in attitudes and norms.
At an increasingly functional level, since numerous rough wrongdoings appear to occur in zones including streets and open spaces, the vehicle area – service of surface vehicle, interstate specialists, RTOs, RTCs, coordinations organizations and so forth., need to plan and actualize a sexual orientation sensitization program for all the work force and HR in their segment. It ought to be required for their staff and contractors to experience sex preparing and have a fundamental of consciousness of the standards, laws, and arrangements concerning sexual brutality in the nation.
The media also has an essential task to carry out in this significant psycho-social/conduct reboot in our general public, which is obviously the need of great importance.