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Monday, July 21, 2014

Our politicians are so right,it's the six year old who is to be blamed for getting raped...

  I write this today with a sense of pride in our ruling class, a pride that I am sure you all ,my countrymen, would also be experiencing. Our politicians have vindicated our faith in them, and of course, their faith in themselves.  Please join me in  applauding  the stand that they individually and collectively took on rape, wherein they apportioned the blame on the victim, the one getting raped. 

 Since the hypotheses of the politicians is based on the theory that men are blameless and women are shameless let’s examine their praiseworthy statements in   the context of the rape of the six year old, school going Bangalore girl.

 So, when Asha Mirje, NCP leader said in January 2014, and I quote: "Girls should be very careful about what they wear and at what time they move out in the city. Their body language should not invite the attention of the potential rapists lurking around in the streets" , unquote, I applaud her sagacity. The six year old was obviously inappropriately dressed in her school uniform. Her body language was, equally obviously, such that it invited attention. Yes, Ms Mirje, you are right. The girl should have been given body language coaching before being send to Kindergarten. Did I hear someone say when? Well , the earlier the better, so maybe the coaching could start when the child is being breast fed. Lesser  danger of these little  nymphets  enticing innocent men.

And can we forget the January 2013 statement of Babulal Gaur, BJP leader that  "Western culture is not good for India. Women in foreign countries wear jeans and T-shirts, dance with other men and even drink liquor, but that is their culture. It's good for them, but not for India, where only our traditions and culture are OK.”  Yes,  Mr Gaur. We hear you that our culture is O.K. It is definitely par for the course for six year old’s to begin their life by being raped. Let’s put our hands together for the great Indian culture .

Talking of culture vultures, brings to mind  NCW chairperson, Mamta Sharma’s "Women should be careful about the way they dress because such incidents are a result of blindly aping the West. This is eroding our culture and causing such crimes (rapes) to happen." 
We are so proud that the National Commission for Women has Chairpersons who have the ability to put matters in the correct perspective. The school girl was  inappropriately dressed in her school uniform and  therefore she was raped.

 Samajwadi  Party’s  Abu Azmi leaves one speechless with his  :"Girls complain when someone touches them, and even when someone doesn't touch them. It becomes a problem then, and the man's honour is ruined in this. The solution (to rape) is this: any woman if, whether married or unmarried, goes along with a man, with or without her consent, should be hanged….”

The  Samajwadi Party obviously indoctrinates its members well and Azmi seems to have being only  toeing  the official line made clear by  chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's remark  that "mistakes by boys happens sometimes. Rape accused should not be hanged".
Naturally, whoever raped the child in Bangalore was just being a boy and since boys will be boys we should not be spoilsports and meddle with their harmless games, the favorite being ‘how about a rape today’?

The Trinamool Congress also seems to be  having  a clear policy of the Shishya following the Guru. So, when Guru  Mamata Banerjee ,West Bengal Chief Minister, said  "Earlier, if men and women would hold hands, they would get caught by parents and reprimanded, but now everything is so open. It's like an open market with open options. Rapes happen because men and women interact freely" , Shishya Chiranjeet Chakraborty ,Trinamool Congress leader  had to come up with , "One of the reasons behind the increase in incidents of eve-teasing is short dresses and short skirts worn by women. This in turn instigates young men."  Pray, Ms Banerjee, could you please throw some light, even if it is blue,  on your free interaction theory viz a viz  the six year old raped in a school in Bangalore?

I cannot end without remembering Sheila Dikshit’s ,former Delhi chief minister ,quote: "One should not be adventurous being a woman." 

So, hear you , all parents of small girls, you are being unnecessarily adventurous by sending your daughters to school. The fault is not ever of the boys/men. It is always of the girl/women. Says who? Say our politicians.


  1. Anju,
    That was one powerful post! I so wish our esteemed politicians would read it!
    The cringe-worthy comments made by our leaders only goes to show how regressive their mindsets are! If they could, they would ensure every Indian woman covered from head to toe in a burqa, spending her entire life inside the house, leading a pathetic life behind bars, ruled by the so-called moral police.
    The encouraging remarks made by our leaders ( wonder why we call them 'that' ) must drive home the message to men of our country that 'raping' is their birthright and no power ,whatsoever, shall ever condemn the heinous act they commit.
    I pity our kind and hope for some miracle that will help alter perceptions and change outlooks, which in turn will ensure our progress as a nation in the truest sense.
    Wishful thinking!

    1. Shilpa- I think your comment is more powerful than my post- succinct and packing a punch:) Yes, even I wonder why we so quickly bestow the term 'leader' on people who have not exhibited any positive leadership traits!

    2. That is again our mistake, Anju. We choose them and put them on a pedestal without any prior appraisal of their capabilities.
      Sigh!! Any which way you see it, it's OUR mistake..WE are to blame for our leaders, for the praise worthy situation of our country and also, as you and Kokila said, for the atrocities we face....It is our fault all the way!!!

  2. I am in humble agreement... the 6 year old girl was ADVENTUROUS, NOT properly dressed, Open , must have been in bar consuming liquor, was dancing with men and Yes, was not wearing a sari........ so I am in agreement ,girls OUGHT to behave !

    1. Oh, Kokila- you are so right- proud of you!

    2. sigh! to choose the lesser evil ....

  3. its shame on that person who spoiled the life of a 6 yeard old girl.

    our politicians are like share market not stable on there words nor work