The Khaps’, the self proclaimed custodians of Indian society are present in many parts of Haryana, Punjab and U.P. They have their own self drafted and crafted archaic laws, diktats and courts. Every now and then, they will pronounce contentious judgement smacking of gender bais. Law of the land holds miniscule or no meaning for these obnoxious weeds.
Imagine the plight of the girl from a weaker section of the society from Nirwana, Jind. She was dragged from her house by rapists, taken to one of the rapists’ house and gangraped. The physically tortured girl, unable to endure social stigma, emotional pain took extreme step, immolated her. Shocking!
The rape statistics available with National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for the year 2010 depicts a grim picture and shows how vulnerable women are in India and how much we respect them: Every month about 1847 women are raped, everyday about 60 women are being raped and every hour about two women are being raped. Head bows in shame.
Can I ask these radical Khaps, why put the entire onus on girl? Why can’t you ask for stringent laws for rapists? Why can’t we set precedent by expeditious trial? Barring one or two, none of these so called patrons of Indian culture came out in defence of the victim’s family. Instead bizarre explanations are tendered to curb the menace.
Why can’t we have stringent laws? Irony is even if rapist is detained or nabbed, the case will keep on dragging for years. Except in handful of cases, nothing substantial has happened. Indian judiciary system needs systematic changes. Rapists are evil soul, sinners, there should be no leniency for them.
Society needs to wake up from the slumber, enough is enough….These Khaps, the Indian Talibans are only breeding, encouraging rapists by coming out with bizarre suggestions to curb rapes. Their explanation exposes their miniscule, ridiculous psyche about females. We can’t remain mute spectators to these bogus patrons of Indian culture. It's high time we oppose them and wipe out their existence. Otherwise it will be too late.
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