On International Women's Day, while we were talking of women empowerment, two women were paraded naked in a Faridabad village and no one dared to stop the callous act. Is this the way we honour women?
TWO WOMEN were paraded naked by 30 armed men in Raipur Kala village near Ballabhgarh on March 8. No one came forward to help the victims or to save them from such insult. It was only after victim lodged a police complaint that the police registered the case but have been unable to do anything as the accused are absconding (all 30 of them). It is appalling to see such a picture emerging from our country, when it was celebrating International Women’s Day along with the rest of the world.
As reported in timesofindia.com, Ishwar Singh had fixed the marriage of his minor daughter on March 11, which got called off due to the intervention of authorities and the local court as someone complained about the matter that is clearly not legal in India. Apparently, Mr Singh became suspicious of his neighbour and that he might have something to do with the matter. Thus just on mere suspicion, the man decided to take revenge.
On the eve of Holi, he along with 30 other armed men barged into the house of the neighbour but was not able to find him. Unable to contain his rage, he assaulted the man’s wife and daughter. Not only that, he blackened the mother’s face and paraded both the women naked in the village. Although the victim said that one man did come forward to help but obviously in front of 30 fuming men, he could hardly make a difference.
At a time when India boasts of development, such macabre practises, which spell nothing but barbarism is still taking place. And the police have nothing better to do than saying that the accused are absconding. We might have progressed in many ways but until and unless people change their outlook towards women, we are not making any headway.