The condition of women in India has always been a matter of grave concern. For the past several centuries, women were never given equal status and opportunities as compared to their male counterparts. The patriarchal nature of Indian society, which even though gives respect to women as they are our mothers and sisters, has greatly hampered both the independence as well as safety of women.
Today many cases of crime against women are seen and the laws made to curb the menace prove fruitless as no strict action was even taken against the culprits and it’s only the victim who is the sufferer.
Even in today’s time of modernisation, many women are still subjected to immense pressure to shoulder the dual responsibility of a housewife and a working woman simultaneously with little or no help from their husbands. They are abused at every step. Crime against women has increased to a greater extent and she in her own city is not feeling secure.
It is shocking to hear that a 8 year-old child was gang-raped. There is an increase in crime against women and children and it is very shameful that our law enforcing agencies are lacking to curb this menace and punish the culprits. Moreover, lack of moral values is the reason behind such crimes. These culprits have killed humanity and they should be hanged in public.
It is very unfortunate and tragic to see such horrifying incident coming back to haunt entire India. The basic reason for such heinous crime is the attitude of politicians because they know the moment they make a law on rape, the very moment at least 30 per cent of them will be behind the bars. It is worth mentioning here that our State is ruled by a party which is there in both State and Centre, but still they don’t make themselves accountable.
Mahi Sharma, Panjthirthi,
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