So apparently a girl from some low-income community has committed suicide by dousing herself in kerosene, right after the illustrious sons from Kanpur SUPERCLASS …the class that manages to get books banned and get their criminal cases unregistered …molested her publicly for a LONG TIME!
If she had not burnt herself, they might have come back…if not in reality then in just her mind…or her neighborhood, that would not protect her but would make sure that she remembers her new status as a raped and molested child! One wonder what these perpetrators might have said to the girl…”We will come back for you” or maybe they said ” we will come back for your sister”..maybe they threatened to have her whole family killed…. whatever they said it worked…because she had no support because unlike the tremendous outreach and tight-knit society of these type of swines and their brotherhood of sin…Women’s Commission and Mother and Child Health Departments, and Mahila Thana’s and UN-women and blah blah have no real outreach and is not something one can count on in real time….you have an MDG…a goal for the millennium that will trickle down after many such suicides and burns and rapes…ummm let’s see, how many women in the womens’ commission have activist credentials? the only meritorious people in these commissions and such are probably academics and artists…a community that also comes from and survives in a world of privilege not need…where is the legal support and safe shelter and sensitive officers society and women who take to the street not for a day long protest but a month-long-find-the-criminal bid!
MEANWHILE KANPUR COLLEGES which have diligently put a ban over girls wearing jeans in an effort to prevent “eve-teasing” since last year … might soon try banning girls from streets completely…online education only…to make sure there will be no more eve teasing..right? maybe that will stop the headlines from this city of industries that seem to be about only about gang rapes, suicides, and burn victims…all girls! they live in the city or its surrounding villages…
Where are the classes that teach our young adult and adolescent males about civic behaviors? and teach their parents how to raise men not malevolent reptiles…oh but then where will we hold classes like this… after all wasn’t it yesterday that a 12-year-old Divya was brutally assaulted and raped and died in the school premises of the Bharti Gyan Sthali school..and the school owner diligently dropped her home…not the hospital so that she died of organ failure unattended by medical help!
Isn’t there an IIT Kanpur too…but then rape and suicide are not really things that concern a place renowned for higher education and a global player in what now?