I am glad that finally the national media is covering such a crucial matter. Unfortuantely, it happened only when the matter got sensationalised. The social audit report prepared by Koshish-TISS was out since almost a month but it wasn’t considered important enough to be brought forward.
I feel ashamed and disgusted when I read such kinds of news. Rapes in various parts of the country have been like a daily affair now. Each day the newspaper carries the news of rape with varied levels of brutality. But we have now crossed all limits! CWC, a NGO, local politicians, institutional staff were all a part of this henious crime.
The girls who were brought to the shelter homes and care institutions for their “safety” were raped, assaulted and may be beaten to death! We aren’t safe in public places and roads and many of them end up reaching these institutions with the hope that life will be better there. But I now feel they would have been happier roaming on the streets than being a prey to these human animals.
Where are we heading? What is the point of being the fastest growing economy in the world? What is the point of our “honourable” Prime Minister roaming the entire world to get foreign investments when his own citizens are unsafe in shelter homes out of all places!!
Our elected representatives who are representing us in the parliament and state assemblies are playing blame-games and politics even on such a sensitive matter. None of them are bothered about those young victims and the trauma they have gone through. Nobody is acknowledging their courage to give those statements which will give each one of us goosebumps.
What kind of a nation are we building? What is our political class doing except for vote-bank politics? Why don’t we have mandatory social audits for every institution because I am sure this isn’t the case just in Bihar.
Had the principal secretary not approached Koshish this matter wouldn’t have ever come to light and those innocent lives would have continued to suffer. Also, we shouldn’t forget that this report pertains to the year 2017-18 alone. Can we even imagine what all has happened in the previous years!?
Growing GDP figures, fantastic trade deals with world powers is all in vain if we cannot ensure the safety of our own citizens, be it any gender or any age!