my screams were drowned nowhere, my fights were useless against demons, yet I didn’t give up, but my body did.
I wish we were free…
It’s nearly 2020, yet we girls, teenagers, women, mothers are struggling for equality, rights, respect, freedom, space and what not…
As known from the news, Priyanka Reddy from Hyderabad, India was brutally gang-raped and burnt alive by four demons. And still, we are fighting for her justice. I mean, that’s so shameful for our government, who have to think even twice for justice to her.
But then, nature played its role and served justice, if not by the government. Those inhuman demons were shot by the Hyderabad police during the police-thief chase, recently before 2-3 days and justice had to be served, which is in itself to be pondered upon, as the government didn’t act upon it but the police officers’ instinct did.
She was just wearing her daily clothes, nothing vulgar or attracting, and she was on her way home. And she was a doctor.
Although, I’m here to talk about the response the country had to this shameful, weeping incident.
If unity had to be seen in India, it was after the news of the incident flew like gossip across the country.
Indians were raging for justice, women were on warpath for justice for Priyanka Reddy, justice for women, which also gave an uproar to the fact, originally conveyed, confessed and uproared by Saloni Chopra – @redheadwayfarer on Instagram,
No woman wants to be India’s fucking daughter.
It didn’t seem wrong to convey that and IT STILL DOESN’T SEEM TO BE. Because we ARE ashamed to be called India’s daughter, who has to keep looking back whether she’s safe outside her house or not, or her location is to be known to at least one friend of hers of wherever she might be or SHE SHOULD DRESS APPROPRIATELY CONSIDERING THAT INDIANS THINK THAT IT’S A TRAP FOR THE BOYS AND MEN TO BE AROUSED.
WHY IS IT ALWAYS THE GIRLS THAT HAS TO MAKE DIFFERENCES AROUND ACCORDING TO MEN??? OR WHY THE UPBRINGING OF WOMEN HAS TO BE CUSTOMIZED AND NOT OF MEN??? WHY AREN’T MEN GIVEN/TAUGHT BOUNDARIES/LIMITS OR TAUGHT TO GIVE RESPECT TO ANY GENDER WHATSOEVER???
But no, stereotypical Indians are so upon men that they forgot to teach respect, manners, behavior or anything such to men like these and incidents like these take root and THERE HAVE been numerous incidents like these before.
I’VE been a victim related to this. Four times. Once, I was sexually groped by a neighbor but I got away and somehow handled the whole situation. Another was, a music teacher from one of my schools, Subhash asked for sexual favours on chat, saying ‘it’s happy feeling’ and I blocked him for life. The second time was, I was asked for sexual favours from a cousin, who lives downstairs on Instagram and harassed for this for two days. I spoke about this to my mother and we confronted his parents, who got saved from getting killed by his father. Next was, again about groping in a crowded train, but this was so embarrassing to me because I was so shy to fight against the man. He was onto me and I kicked him many times and protected myself, but yet he was stubborn but then the other passengers of the train saw this and banished him from there and I was saved. The fourth time was I was asked for ‘sexy pics’ from a classmate named Fahim from my school on Facebook and I blocked him and I talked about this incident to my close friends.
I’m ashamed. So disgustingly ashamed. Ashamed to be called India’s daughter.
I just wish I was free. Wish we were free.