Racists & Rapists – Unnecessary Evils

At a time when the world’s largest democracy marches forward under the leadership of a new government, expectations are high and patience is low. The change of leadership has yet to show its impact on the rising atrocities against a certain gender and a certain race.

The rising rate of rapes and racial discrimination against the North-East is not just concerning, but alarming. India was recently labelled as the worst place to live for a woman among the G20 countries by The Guardian. Meanwhile, politicians don’t seem to be helping the matter. Either they are not aware or they just don’t care. As long as the votes keep coming…

While one part of the globe is witnessing warring countries, another part is witnessing war of a different kind. Rife with increasing cases of rape and racial discrimination. India is at war with itself.

We celebrate our 68th Independence Day on 15th August, 2014.

What are we celebrating for? We were freed from one tyrant only to be ruled by another. Only difference – the present day villain resides in the minds and therefore harder to banish.

An introspection is in order. Urgently.

For a nation that aspires to be a superpower one day, issues such as these will simply hold us down. A lot needs to be done. Wake up countrymen…

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
– Mahatma Gandhi

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8 thoughts on “Racists & Rapists – Unnecessary Evils”

  1. Agree. Independence does not only mean realising our rights but knowing our duties and responsibilities as well, as we mentioned in our post “Breathe Free”. Good to know there is someone who thinks an introspection is necessary; something away form the hub-bub of blaming the government and the like.

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  2. As an Indian girl, I thank you for bringing this issue to the fore. We do need awareness, and we do need an urgent revision of the views of our society. We also need to keep the optimism alive to make the change happen, and to quote Gandhi, “Be the change we want to see in the world”. Once again, a lovely if not poignant read.

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