The other day SP Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said, “Boys will be boys, they commit mistakes.” Little people were shocked and some might have even supported in a 2014 case. In 2015, Singh said that one person commits rape and 4 are just named in the complaint because “Four men can’t rape one woman!” in the same year, Karnataka’s then Home Minister K J George raked a controversy by saying that rape done by 2 men is not a gang rape.
In 2013, Mohan Bhagwat, chief of RSS said that rapes are an urban crime and do not happen in rural India which is rich in traditional values. Only western culture influenced region has such a sex crime. In 2014, SP’s then State Minister went a step ahead and had the audacity of making this statement, “If a woman is caught (in a rape case), then both she and the boy should be punished. In India, there is a death penalty for rape, but when there is consensual sex outside marriage, there’s no death penalty against women.”
On Nirbhaya rape case, we read former Andhra Pradesh Congress chief BotsaSatyanarayana’s statement,“Just because India achieved freedom at midnight does not mean women can venture out after dark. They should ensure that they do not board buses with few passengers.” Earlier in 2012, Om Prakash Chautala (Haryana’s former Chief Minister) came with enlightening suggestion to curb rape cases which said that marriageable age of girls should be abolished and they should be married off as early as possible to decrease rape cases! He supported Khappanchayat’s decisions which went against women’s freedom.
After the petrifying Badaun rape cases in 2014, MP Babulal Gaur was quoted saying, “This is a social crime which depends on men and women. Sometimes it is right!” Not to mention the disgusting statement of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee member DharamveerGoyat who vomited, “Majority of rapes in the state as consensual.” Another remark from Khap in Haryana from Chhatar who devised a way of some ‘study’ that reached the conclusion that “Chowmein leads to hormonal imbalance, evoking an urge to indulge in acts such as rape and sex.”
In 2018, Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Khattar confidently gave his statistics that 80% of rape cases have girls’ consensus. First they enjoy a lot and later they trap the boys in the rape cases. And more recent is BJP MLA Surendra Singh’s take after Hathras rape case, “Parents should teach good values to women to stop rape.”
I began this article with overdose of ridiculously nauseating view-points of our so called leaders. I have question to voters and India as a democratic so called ‘free’ nation where only men have perhaps got freedom NOT the women. Why do we vote for such creepily insensitive, uneducated goons – just because we are bribed, because the youth is unemployed and politicians use them in their political rallies and for setting their agendas afloat, they employ them every election season splurging money on them. Is this the cause that we vote for such people. My question to women, what do you see in a candidate while voting, what makes you vote for a man, how do you know that the politician has basic sense of respect towards women in the society. Is all the hue and cry about crime against women law enforcement a hoax? We cannot generalize exceptions by saying that women are always making use of these laws. No clearly in all the highlighted heinous rape cases, we all know that this is not the case. The height of atrocities which the rape victims have bore on their bodies is not something which we can call human mistake or only lust driven crime.
The remarks which our leaders have given above give them and their kins in politics to illtreat women the way they want. They also validate the boys’ and men’s urge of having sex with anyone without consensus. These remarks establish an undercurrent of fight against women’s freedom instead. Year after year, even after Nirbhaya’s case, the rapists are not scared because of people in power themselves warm up in support of their act and hence, most of the rapists don’t see it as a crime but their birth right as a man! The patriarchy to which all the women have given their submission to, has now taken the shape of a system where women objectification is valid, women rapes are more of norm, women being stalked is not a matter of concern forget acid attacks and eve teasing. Many evident crime against women, almost proven, are lying in files without justice being served for years now. Until and unless the case becomes a hot topic in media or social media igniting public ire, the case is not registered, rapists either get away from punishment by hiring able lawyers or by throwing money in the system for delaying justice for innumerable years. Many cases in rural India, do not escape the village premises and women are scared to death for reporting any such case.
These leaders and likes of such blind, inhuman people should be voted out of the system by women if not by men to make them know that consensus of women matter not only in sex but in the ballot room as well. Men and boys who are being fed on the morals that they can get away with everything because they are born males in India, do not consider women and girls as their humans forget knowing that they are equals as a person. The violent nature of crimes show two types of psychologies which even revolve around their little ‘fear’ of being caught after the act and more ‘vengeance’ against whole women kind who is trying to swim against the current to be equals in India.
This calls for a unified voice in support of every woman in the nation whether she is a Dalit or Muslim. Until and unless the voice is unified, the divisive agenda will only benefit politicians even more in targeting each other in different states for their own benefit; it certainly has nothing to do with justice to rape victims. History is evidence that any voice which is not unified has been suppressed and suppressors have instead benefitted from it! Next time you hear media screaming Dalit girl raped or Muslim girl raped; know that there is a woman out there who is like you, who has been ripped off her dignity, was hurt badly in the places you can’t imagine, in a way which can make your blood curl first and foremost because she is a woman NOT because she is a Dalit or Muslim in the first place. Nirbhaya’s case got justice just because she was not tagged as any caste or community and has a unified support across the country. Whenever such crime against women are tagged like that they are belittled, made small in numbers enough to crush because another community won’t support them. Moreover, it tagging as Dalit, Brahmin or Muslims always helps creating communal sensation through media. Beware of such tags because they are not real concerns for a community and are just a divisive tool or TRP tool for governance and media.
Women and men who want the country to be safe for girls and women folks in their family and friend circle, must unite their voices and stop voting for parities, people and leaders who only use women as a vote bank and sometimes, not even that, because they think that women will anyway vote for the person their men will vote for. They can’t even keep their stinking minds inside their heads and blurt it out from their hell-hole mouths with such outrageous comments on women rape cases. This time let us vote for safety of women, rest of the things will automatically follow. Think of half of the population contributing to the nation’s growth, pursuing their dreams together without fear!