Thursday, July 24, 2008

Are we NUMB???

Today was suppose to be just another day for hema, a 5 year girl living in the slums of Mumbai. Unlike the privileged children, she had no time to play. All she had to do during the day was to take care of her siblings and do the daily chores of the house. But today was not going to be as she had presumed,today was suppose to be the day when she would lose herself to the evils of the society. She had gone to nearby shop to buy biscuits. But she could not reach the shop because her beloved uncle called her inside his house and RAPED her. He Raped his own niece. She went through it all and went back with her soul crying, she went back to her ma, but was told " forget it... he gives us money to strive forget it", she was told this when all she pleaded for was justice and was told that she was to go through this for some time. .. how long ? nobody really knows, but I know for sure that she would hate EVERYONE around her, she would be ashamed of the entire world including herself, without any fault of her.
There a are thousand of other Hema's who's future is painted RED by their own relatives . Children are suppose to be avatars of god, they are suppose to be innocent, But there are some psycho's who seek lust in these gifts of god.

Today was also suppose to be another holiday for sunny a 10 year old boy living in one of the posh areas of kolkata with his parents.He was suppose to visit his cousin today . He did meet his cousin and would meet him many more times in days to come. His cousin vivek loved him so much that more often than not he touched sunny in ways and places which are not morally acceptable. But sunny was not even aware of what was happening. Had he been aware maybe his ma and papa would help him get justice. But sunny was an innocent child, he grew up thinking that vivek was a very caring brother and what they shared was normal. But future would stand witness to the dilemma sunny would have to face about his orientation when he comes to know about the actual norms of the society.He would have to pay the price for vivek's affection , he would have to fight not only with the society but with his OWN soul seeking answers to quetions which are not answered by anyone..
These epitome of innocence loose their entire life for one MAN who took the liberty of destroying their innocence.

Today was also suppose to be another day of celebration for ramadevi, since last 4 months her house is celebrating every moment as ramadevi had conceived But today all this was suppose to come to an end . Today she was going to be ashamed of having a human life inside her. Three Teenage broke into her house tied her husband and GANG RAPED her. The same boys whom ramadevi had taught , the same boys whom she considered as a member of her own family. Today under the influence of ALCOHOL they lost sanity.
In India a pregnant woman is suppose to be respected and worshipped, but here ramadevi was raped by three minors. Her future which seemed to be full of happiness till yesterday was now in utter darkness. She would probably not conceive in years to come and then this same SOCIETY of ours would blame her- For what? for being a woman.

SAD !! very SAD!!! but FACT
What do educated people like you and me do? we simply read an article about this, probably have an discussion about how the society is degrading and get back to our routine !!
I also would finished writing this blog and get back to studies..
But don't you think it is high time we start doing something about this else everyday you and I would be mere witnesses to hema's cry , suny's innocence and ramadevi's tears, or maybe our children and sisters would have to pay the price of our numbness

13 comments:

Alokeparna said...

Societal issue brought out beautifully and I think the purpose of sensitisation people through this article has been achieved. The narrative mode helps in identifying with the victims and leaves a lasting impact on the readers. A piece worth reading. May you always have this passion for the people alive. Great work!!

Astha Sindhwani said...

Your article has touched my soul.....Hats-off to your writings!!

Akshita said...

By the simplicity in the narration, one can sense the pain...simply outstanding....

Kartz said...

Quite sometime since I dropped by!

Wonderfully presented. Where did you get those stories? We celebrate 61 years of Independence today ans we are still facing the issues you have brought out. Another form of awakening is necessary if we are to put an end to such atrocities. And yes, as equally responsible citizens pity that you and I, more often than not, end up getting back to our work after reading such articles. This, I guess, is where change should kick in- such that there are numbers which are vociferous in their opinion.

mirage.. said...

there are so many such incidents in real life that go unheard and unnoticed but leaves a llasting impact on the life of those they happen to...ur article is a bitter slice of reality..

Shubhra Kanwar said...

Really SUPERB HATS OFF
to your presentation of the pain........... and showing the real face of educated people of independent India who just read and ignore such stuff and dnt do anything abt it.We jst read discuss and forget.
And such incidences keeps on occurring some are buried some are exposed.
Nothing done to cure them only the curse is give to SOCIETY.
But we are the society and we have to change it.

workhard said...

This has given me the creeps but this is reality.. A very sad reality..

Poetry

Arnav said...

@ Work hard..

It is sad , but the fact, the news paper speaks volumes about such incidents almost everyday :(

workhard said...

Hi, yes, i have been reading almost everday about incidents like these.

Arnav said...

@Work Hard .
I often ask myself is there anything we can do ?
To protect the innocent lives ! To protect the innocence of thousands , but am blank always blank...

can't find any solution ... :(

workhard said...

Hi, im back, i was thinking about what u said, we barely take active measures, i was walking out today, and concsiously trying the observe people, the problem starts with staring and this too can be really distressing. I wanted to capture their pictures and put in the newspaper to put them to shame..

Arnav said...

@ Work hard..

Do click those pics.. and also upload it in ur blog...

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