Govt's remedy to end crimes against women turns out to be worse than the malady
It is reported that Delhi’s Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit herself took an expedition to the most deserted, dangerous and circuitous routes of the Capital. She rubbished the need for the Centre’s reforms, as she has been doing regularly of late. She claims to have, in fact, relished her experience as an aam aurat among the aam aadmis. Expressing her immense satisfaction at the level of security in the city, she has urged the entire female community to get their complaints registered, if any, on the new non-operational helpline number. For a better and safer travel experience, she has urged women to access the cluster bus service that she has launched recently. She has also assured a swift action by the Police but prior to that, the victim’s credentials must be verified and she must have cleared the Character Test (CT).
Betting whether Indra, the Rain God will unleash his wrath during monsoon has always been a game of permutations and combinations, but the probability of “divine” words being showered by self-styled moral “guardians” of our society is always, well, ONE. Crimes against women being reported every other hour are instigating these wise netas and god-men to flock media studios to get their enlightening views aired. They feel it is their moral duty to share their regressive mindset in order to inspire the masses to emulate their misdeeds.
Only time shall tell if the “remedial” steps taken by the government in response to the increasing incidents of crime against women ensure safety of women.
This post has been written by Shreyans Jain, and has been edited by Karthik Ganesh. Shreyans and Karthik are currently interning with NTMN under its Youth Internship-cum-Training Program.