Friday, April 28, 2006

Why does the State charge us?

Remember the Dhaula Kuan Rape case where a student was abducted and raped for 2 hours in a moving car in Delhi? Guess the latest on that case.. an ARREST WARRANT has been issued against the.... VICTIM..for not appearing in court. She has moved to Aizawl and is therefore not available for hearings of the court case.
I would like the honorable seat of justice to get raped and then come back to face the trauma. This is a case of prosecution where the state is the prosecutioner, not the victim. Doesn't anyone in the court try to think like human beings? A person who has gone through a not so pleasant experience, is now at home.. hopefully, trying to recover among her own people, not the stuck up, arrogant, chauvinistic crowd of Delhi. What is the point of dragginer her back to a city that gave her the biggest trauma of her life, and doing that on an Arrest Warrant? The state has her statement, and needs to act on that.

The State failed to provide protection to people in a public place, after charging us one third of our salaries to do just that. Why should the State not be prosecuted for failing to fulfil its commitment? Can the State be taken to a Consumer Court?

13 comments:

Known Stranger said...

hmm good outlook. But i am indifferent to all these hungama.

hey.. i wish to know how to really write. Can i ever be able is an daunting q i have. And you are asking how do i write well. thatz really surprising

Z said...

Poor girl. I haven't read about the case - there must have been at least 2 men involved. Have they arrested suspects?

When I've been in India, I've seen in the papers that sexual harrassment is called 'Eve teasing'. A lot more than teasing in this case

Nidhi Narayan said...

nice to know your concern for such harsh realities of life.....hope things work out in the right way for the girl involved

Santosh Kumar Jena said...

I always says "chg the system or the system will chg u".

Everywhere politics, politics n politics...........how will we survive???? The only way to stand n fight, its not a fight of a single person, its a fight for all.........

Wriju said...

You have a point - an arrest warant seems outrageous.
If you have read Kafka's trial, you know how "the system" usually is. My outlook is not that bleak though - for the law to take its course, the victim's testimony is essential. She needs to do this if the criminals have to be punished.

I know you, I think. Piscean, avid book reader and you once discussed Herman Hesse with me.

Z said...

Very well put, and with a healthy and justified touch of cynicism.

Thanks for the comment on my blog; sorry to hear you've been ill and I'm glad you're on the mend.

How do we know said...

Dear Known Stranger: Do you write well? I mean... DO YOU WRITE WELL? I have always loved brevity in expression, and you pretty much create tiny oysters of words, and then put a pearl of an idea in them.. and then you wonder whether you write well... lets just say.. i feel you do write really well.. personal opinion.. thats all!

Dear z: Yes, I guess rape and then this kind of ill-treatment by the state would qualify for more than “teasing”
nidhi: i hope it works out for her too. but more importantly, i hope the perspective changes for a lot of other girls who are not reported in the papers.

Santosh: Me agrees. Only, someone needs to talk. The others, then, need to join in too...

Wriju: whether the victim is still required after having given her statement is debatable, but we can discuss that later.. :) i have anyway come back after so long that the keyboard feels strange..

How do we know said...

sorry z: had to change that comment bcs it was too long. Had to edit the responses written to everyone :-(

Z said...

;-) appreciate the time and trouble taken.

Loonie said...

useless people as ever!
Things like this will keep happening, people will escape..vicitims will be 'arrested'..we will read and write..but nothing will change.
This reminds me(not that it is related)..read up the email?The new IItans who re ganging up as a party to form the govt. guess thatz a pretty neat idea. kya khayal hai?

Known Stranger said...

i am out before the word you make to express that i write well.

In fact i have to say well , i write and not i write well.

come one.. i have to be modest. just kidding. thank you for letting me know you personally feel i write well. I take it as a compliment but i still feel i am nto expressive.

i always lag the way to express and my communication is very poor.

Always i end up complaining people dont understnad me - but oflate learnt i just dont know how to communicate so as people understand me.

but your words saying i write well makes me feel good

tank you

Known Stranger said...

i am out before the word you make to express that i write well.

In fact i have to say well , i write and not i write well.

come one.. i have to be modest. just kidding. thank you for letting me know you personally feel i write well. I take it as a compliment but i still feel i am nto expressive.

i always lag the way to express and my communication is very poor.

Always i end up complaining people dont understnad me - but oflate learnt i just dont know how to communicate so as people understand me.

but your words saying i write well makes me feel good

tank you

How do we know said...

Hi Loonie: Sorry didnt read this comment before putting my next post. I really like the idea of IITians getting into a party.. also know of other people who are interested in politics as a means of clean up and doing something for the country. They don't want to do NGO work bcs they do believe that this change needs to work from the top!

Dear Known Stranger: You know, i kind of agree with u.. am not sure why you got the feeling that u r not expressive and that is why ppl do not understand you. Sometimes, wht happens is that we are too sensitive, and ppl arnd are just short of time.. thats all! All the same, i will respect ur opinion of ur own writing, just as u respect my opinion of ur writing! :-) Keep Going!!