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Why india is the worst country for women

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The author has put forward the draconian atrocities ushered on the INDIAN WOMEN. …

The author has put forward the draconian atrocities ushered on the INDIAN WOMEN.
In this article we can find the disappointing views of all the political parties regarding the security of the Indian Women.
This article really let our thinking cap on and to think, we are really developing in the path of the reforms suggested by our respected Prime Minister or in terms of so called GDP Growth or in 2G and COALGATE SCAM or in the safety and security of our women.

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  • 1. Why India is the worst country for womenThe author is a writer based in Chennai.Nandini KrishnanWhen a poll declared that India was the world’s worst country to be a woman, with Saudi Arabiafollowing, the Western world was bewildered; our newspapers screamed out the headline;politicians were dismissive; men were puzzled. But I doubt any woman who’s grown up in thissex-starved nation of perverts was surprised.When you’re a woman growing up in this country, whatever place you occupy on the socio-economic scale, and whichever city you live in, chances are that you’ve been groped, molestedor worse, at least once in your life. Usually, the count is far higher. I know women who’ve hadtheir clothes cut, who’ve been urinated on, and who’ve been kissed, in crowded buses. And Idon’t know any woman who hasn’t been groped.You quickly make your own safety rules. If you have to take a bus, you board early at the depot,and learn not to get up for old, disabled or pregnant women. If you’re ogled, you pretend to be onthe phone. If you have to head out late, you make sure you have a man – and, ideally, pepperspray – with you. If you’re flashed, you look bored, avert your eyes, and walk away. If you’refollowed, you race to a police station and park outside till your stalker leaves.You read about rape so often that you learn not to be affected by it, unless it happens to you. Andyou make sure it won’t happen to you by being safe. But then, you realize suddenly that you’renever safe. And that in the twenty-first century, our politicians will blame rape on increasedinteraction between men and women, on chow mein, on late marriage, and on a hyperactivemedia that reports rape their solutions.West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee believes parents should reprimand people whohold hands, and the press should shut up about rape, in the interest of “positive journalism”.Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala believes that women should be married by16 – apparently, providing men with younger virgins will lessen their appetite for more.And khap panchayat leader Jitender Chhattar believes “light and nutritious food” will channelmen towards less tamasic pursuits.A few months ago, Assamese channel News Live broadcast the molestation of a Guwahatiresident by a gang, clearly egged on by a cameraman who later claimed he was trying to identifythe men involved. The editor, who has since resigned, insinuated that the girl may have been aprostitute, since bars are apparently frequented by prostitutes. Whether he believes prostitutesshould be molested with impunity is, of course, another issue. Page 1
  • 2. Why India is the worst country for womenThe author is a writer based in Chennai.Nandini KrishnanIn this country, rape has become a page-filler. And yet, rapists are rarely convicted. Even whenconvicted, they rarely spend more than a year or two in jail. A case in point is Sohanlal BharthaWalmiki, who walked free after serving two concurrent seven-year sentences for assault androbbery – not for rape, molestation or unnatural sexual offence – despite strangling, sodomisingand brutalizing nurse Aruna Shanbaug into a vegetative state.Dr Sunitha Krishnan, co-founder of the NGO Prajwala, has often spoken about the prejudice andcontempt victims of rape and trafficking face. A victim of rape herself, she spoke at a TEDconference three years ago about her experience, telling the audience that what traumatized hermore than the gang-rape was the stigmatization she faced from society and from her own family.But despite campaigns and demonstrations, despite education and economic progress, we remainthe most unsafe country in the world for women. Hell, even toddlers aren’t safe. Days ago, a 13-month old child was raped by a man in his 20s, and a 2-year-old was molested by a man in his60s, in Solapur, incidentally the hometown of Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.Not even our campuses are safe. A student of the National Law in Bangalore was raped in theadjoining campus of Bangalore University. All news reports about the incident made it a point tomention that she was out late at night with a man she had met online (who, incidentally, was alsobeaten up by the men who raped her).On Tuesday, a man accused of raping an 8-year-old child at the Kalakshetra campus in Madraswas let off by a court, which reportedly said recording a statement before a magistrate andpicking out the suspect in an identification parade didn’t make for enough documentary evidenceto convict the man.For years, filmmakers from Madras and Bombay churned out movies where saintly heroineswould insist on marrying their rapists, and converting them into honourable men – rather thaninflicting their sullied selves on those deserving of better.It wouldn’t surprise me anymore if a khap panchayat that believes chow mein leads to sexualcrime were to reason that the said crime can be wiped off by making the victim marry the rapist.Maybe the only deterrent to rape would be to castrate the rapist without anaesthesia, and thensodomise him with a hot iron rod. But since that won’t ever happen, I suppose we must reassure Page 2
  • 3. Why India is the worst country for womenThe author is a writer based in Chennai.Nandini Krishnanourselves that rapists will be chastened by weaving baskets in jail for a year or two, before theyset out again into a world filled with prospective victims. Page 3