New Delhi: Women of a particular community being "mock auctioned". Their contact details exposed online. This is nothing new, Journalists like Rana Ayub, Arfa Khanam Sherwani has always been taking/ writing about the sexual messages, Rape threats they been receiving for years. There has hardly been any national uproar against these harassments. Is this what our culture, our national character has reduced to???? Are we now ok with all of this???? More worrisome is that the perpetrators are young men and women. Is this going to be the future of India?
When a society starts getting divided for short term political gratification the long term consequences are disastrous. Hate, communal/ caste polarisation spreads faster amongst youngsters, and that changes the DNA of the society. We saw that in Iran, Afghanistan. Teheran was once the fashion capital of the world like Paris is today, so was Kabul. These countries now are run by religious fanatics, drug lords and terrorists with rampant human rights violation, especially on women. Will this be our future too? I worry.
Bulli Bai case is a warning sign of things to come, the manner in which our youths are influenced to think. If things don't change…..our country will.
A civilised society needs to reject hate. Reject channels, people and parties that spread it. Hate is antithetical to growth. We will never ever be prosperous and successful if we promote hate.
Finally, I hope the CJI grants Delhi High Court Women Lawyers Forum's prayer seeking time bound investigation and ensure this case is made an example, that India will not tolerate any sort of harassment on our minorities.