Dear Social Activists,
We know you have the interests of the rights of the downtrodden. We have watched with interest your vociferous speeches on the crimes supposedly committed by Mr. Narender Modi.
We have also watched your spirited defense of Mohammad Afsal, the bloke who master-minded the storming of the citadel of our vibrant democracy, the Parliament.
Your heart bleeds for the downtrodden, you have given sufficient evidence of that. Why, you even thought that Kasab and Mohammad Afsal deserved to have their sorry arses protected.
I would like to draw your attention to the actual downtrodden of our country, our women. Why has the plight of our women escaped your notice? Why cant you froth in the mouth for them? The most public figures among you are women, and they freak about something that happened in 2002!
Rapes and crimes of violence happen every day and women bear the brunt of it. Oh yes we hear everyone condemning it. Oh no, we don’t expect you to cheer it on. We know its bad and deserves condemnation. What I want to say is that this crime happens here and now. It is not something that happened in 2001 and 2002 etc etc.
And yes, we know the system is at fault. So don’t bother telling us that!
What freaks us out is that not one of you came on TV and condemned the rape that happened today in Delhi. Why? Is it because women don’t take a gun and lay siege on a five star hotel? Or because women don’t storm the Parliament?
Do we have to resort to violence in order to deserve human rights to swing into action?
May be we should. It will draw your attention to our plight.
Women are humans too. We have rights. We would like some help in protecting our rights to travel by bus, to walk on roads.
Will you help us?
Or do you think it won’t give you political mileage?
I hope you don’t dismiss this as words of a “mere woman”
Waiting for you to react to this plea
Dear Law Makers
I remember watching the Lokpal Bill debate with interest. I heard Laloo Ji say, with a lot of arrogance or may be I got it wrong, I should say conviction
KANOON HUM BANATE HAIN
I request you most humbly to make laws that will protect women
I request you to cast a glance at your Z security cover and ask yourself if you really need it? Spare the police force. Let it do actual policing.
MAANA KANOON AAP BANATE HO, BANAO NA!
Dear Law Enforcers
Are you there? Or am I addressing an extinct species?