Well utilized RAPE in the recent history
Posted December 23, 2012on:
Unlike other 24206 reported rapes in 2011 or to the tune of similar numbers in 2012, this time media ‘asked’ people to uproar and outrage; so did the most obedient readers! I’m referring to the alleged gang rape of 23 year old female medical student in Delhi. This is not intended to water down the seriousness of the crime but just a humble attempt to bring attention to the rest of the cases as well. Since the victim is a student most of the people gathered around to seek justice for her were also students.
What is interesting here is that, AIDWA came out with a few placards and their media friends, took some nice snaps and stole the credit which they can use to attract more domestic and international funds. (So did other opportunists too) This is not an NGO run by common people; its office bearers are the ruling elites like Brinda Carat and her likes who are running the “violence against women” industry. The funds they gather are astonishingly humongous but the benefits that reach the real victims are shamelessly miniscule.
Lets take a moment and think why such a big uproar in this particular case? The previous uproar that we saw was for Ruchika, isn’t it? Does that mean after Ruchika no one got raped in India? Hmm… so the timing has something to do here, is that correct? What are the chances that some hidden power brokers consciously trying to steer the public attention from Narendra Modi’s fabulous victory? Oh no, aren’t we up in arms against FDIs in retail, walmart bribery scam so on and so forth?. Holly crap, we have a minority government who was in the edge of collapse, isn’t it? There is no doubt that there are people who are feeling happy about timing of this crime and the ‘awakening of citizens’, wow!. If you are interested in media mechanics read Naom Chomsky’s book “Manufacturing Consent” or watch his documentary
Coming back to the protestors; some of the demands they put on the placards definitely raise some questions in my mind.
Fast track courts
We have about 4.5L under-trial people languishing in various jails all across the nation. About 3 crore plus pending cases in various courts waiting for decision. Do those litigants deserve some attention? What we have now in India is, carefully and consciously divided interest groups and each of those fighting for their own interests having no one left for fighting national interest!!! More laws are not the recipe to less crimes. Also, we cannot afford to have public demonstrations on a case by case basis, can we?
Once in an online debate I was asked that million dollar question – HOW DO YOU PROPOSE THE REAL VICTIMS GET JUSTICE? Here are some practically simple steps which I can think of;
- 1) Stop Abuse of The Legal Process. (conviction rate of criminal cases are under 30%. 70+% are false or fabricated or no locus standi)
- 2) Take perjury as a serious offense and punish the wrong doers so as to reduce the abuse of law.
- 3) Stop Media Trial that influence and create hindrances in legal process.
- 4) Multiply the number of courts/benches 100 times (if needed) to deliver time bound verdicts. Remember, Justice Delayed is Justice Denied.
- 5) Remove hard coded “PRESUMPTIONS” from the statutes and let Judiciary apply its mind.
- 6) Remove categorical exemptions in the process based on caste, creed and gender.
- 7) Implement complete judicial reforms including but not limited to make erring judges accountable.
- a) Amend criminal procedure code to include trial by jury.
- b) Let all courts have division benches rather than trial by single judge, to reduce human errors in making rational decisions. (If supreme court has more than 50000+ pending cases that is a clear indication that our lower courts are delivering crap)
- c) Include judiciary in Public Service Commission to SELECT judges based on quality, rather than ELECT/NOMINATE them. If Judiciary is to be kept away from legislative system, then introduce Judicial Service Commission so as to ensure the quality of judges.
- d) Implement a perceptual monitoring system similar to PMP in which managers have to undergo several assignments and meet certain criteria to maintain the ‘status’. Those who cannot maintain the ‘status’ should be disqualified to judge other people’s life. This will ensure maintain and improve the quality of judgments.
Once this much things are implemented, then we can say that we have a Criminal Justice System in India. All the problems that we face are just because we do not have that system in place. A totally dysfunctional substandard system is not eligible to be called as a SYSTEM. So what we need is fast track everything, not just fast track courts for a case, for a category of cases or people.
It is really pathetic to see people advocating crime as a remedy to another crime! Some want to throw acid at them, some want castration and list of criminal thoughts go on and on. Which tells me that the entire population carry an element of crime in them. Don’t get confused with self defense and ‘crime’. I would have joined the bandwagon if it was for arming the public for self defense; rather crying and weeping after facing the crime totally defenseless and then begging before the state to take action. I know it is demeaning, but that is what I feel like looking at the crowd; a group of beggars, begging for security! And in return the Big Brother suspends few cops!
This is where the beauty of 2nd amendment becomes more attractive and worth importing. The 2nd amendment of the constitution of United States ensures the right to keep and bear arms. Had those victims borne arms, the ‘death penalty’ would have got executed on the crime spot; or more chances are, just by knowing that people can freely carry guns the culprits would have never even dared to make such an attempt in the first place. We do have the right to live a decent life but our gun laws in India are not liberal enough; above all, as I mentioned before we need to have a functioning system in place. So regardless of which interest group you are in…
Priority no:1 – Fix the System.
Priority no:2 – Strengthen self-defense laws.
You raped her because her clothes provoked you? Should break your face because your stupidity provokes me.
This is a familiar rhetoric indoctrinated by radical feminists; a preconceived notion that a sexual assault is for sexual gratification. I’m not a sexual assault specialist so I do not have a definitive answer to deny or accept this claim. But based on the scientific studies that i’m aware of, it is clear that rape is more about power than lust. In this particular incident as well, according to the bits and pieces of available reports, it is clear that there was arguments between the bus crews and the victims before the assault. More likely the assault is a retaliation rather than provocation due to clothes. Again, I’m in the same shoes as everyone else, blindly believing the media; we do not know exactly how things went wrong.
I do have more deliberation about clothes which I’ve mentioned here https://prassoon.wordpress.com/about
We live in a society that teach women not to get raped, instead of teaching men not to rape.
Sounds very silly and naive to me. It is like asking a politician not to cheat the people! Or demanding people to stop murder. The logic is simple; prevention is better than cure. If people cannot consume this traditional wisdom they really do have some serious problem that may or may not require medical help. This applies to any crime scene and is not intended to encourage the wrong doers but to enable oneself to avoid trouble. When there is a chance for fight we only have two options, either Fight or Flee. If we are not equipped to protect ourselves the latter would be more appropriate option. Expecting someone else to protect us is impractical and utterly stupid.