Friday, January 4, 2008

Shame

As India dawned into the new year, it's people actually took a step back in time, exhibiting how barbaric and uncivilized humans can be.
In the wee hours of the first morning of 2008, a bunch of almost 70-80 people pounced on two women in Mumbai's posh Juhu disrict, molesting and physically manhandling the two unassuming victims.
The year could'nt have begun with a more tragic note. But the question that disturbs the most is that, did none of those 70 to 80 people feel even a slight sense of guilt at what they were doing? Not one of them had the conscience to be able to judge how horrible and in-human a crime they were committing? And are we, as a society, giving birth to such heinous animals? Are our men so desperate that they even forget the most basic human values and morals, and resort to horrendous acts of mob-molestations in their quest for corporal pleasures?
I think we have a grave problem here. Our economy may be developing at an unparalled rate, but at the same time, 'we' as humans, are degrading at an alarming rate. No punishment, however harsh it may be, can suffice for this monstrous act which has shattered two innocent lives and has brought a nation to disgrace and humiliation. We need to get things right at the root level. It all boils down to the basics - proper education, healthy living environment and proper bringing-up. But do these factors dictate even the fundamental human behaviour? Are'nt we all supposed to be inherently having the values of humanity and human-ness because of which we are actually known as 'Human Beings - The highest form of life'? It's sad that some heartless hooligans end up tarnishing the name of entire humanity.
And add to that, the oh-so concerned and progressive attitude of our respected Police Commissioner of Mumbai, who retorts to the queries put up by the media, in an extremely caring manner, saying : "The media of making a mountain out of a molehill. Keep your wives at home if you want them safe. These kind of small things can happen anywhere.”
Just one thing for you sir - FUCK OFF.


Check out more on the incident :
http://www.hindustantimes.com/FullCoverage/FullCoverage.aspx?Special=Mumbaimolestation

12 comments:

Me said...

http://designinglifenhappenings.blogspot.com/2008/01/individualism-objectivism.html

It is connected to the topic. augmentation for your post.

Jshree said...

One of the most important issues to be brought out unlike most other blogs. I can sense a lot of agitation behind that post.. A full five for you.

sourav said...

yr post is different and yes u write well....india is known for its culture and heritage.....and this is what present india has become....the foreigners cant even travel india safely.....!
and yr blog's simplicity is too good

Pranay said...

thnx jshree and sourav..
ur right jshree.. i got really agitated when i heard the news...
very right sourav.. despite having such a rich culture, mannerisms and 'atithi-devobhava' principles, such things are happening.. sad :(

Ragamalika, Malik, Rags, wateva! said...

proper bringing up, including not feeding the guys from the beginning 'you're stronger' and the girl, 'you're weak'...

Nice post!

Proneat said...

nice to see the views on such incidents r being putforth by a lot of bloggers!
bt hey..the police commisioner or say the district collector cant b haunted 2 much Alwayss, 4 many incidents.(serious or not). In some cases it is necessary though.

Friendly nextdoor guy said...

nifty work there dude!
keep it up

Pranay said...

thnx rags, proneat and friendly guy...
@rags : bang on! many-a-times, parents are at fault for instilling such rubbish in their kids..

@proneat.. u r right bro, but wat we atleast expect some level of rationale and common-sense in our high-ranking officers, dont we? and luk at how they comment...

Gauri Gharpure said...

true.. the incident brings shame .. it's only coz of the media tht tese things are highlighted.. otherwise the saddest fact is tht eve-teasing is damn common, and the attitude of the society is such tht 'good girls are supposed to IGNORE and not make a fuss about getting teased'... it's pathetic, but slowly, i guess the attitude is changing.. u may want to read my short comment on the issue at the haikutales blog..

cookie™ said...

good work man!

C R D said...

well , i guess its not about education. i'm sure there might have been a lot of educated ppl among that mob.

unfortunate incident.

namrata said...

Hi. I am a student of NUJS, Kolkatta currently working at Breakthrough, Delhi. This post caught my eye as it very sensitively deals with the most pertinent issue of ignorance among the public concerning violence against women. And you have managed to put the issue in focus quite well.
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Thanks and hoping to hear from you,
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