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“Every 54 minutes a girl is raped in India.” Roy was taken aback by that piece of information run on a news channel. It was 08/03/2013. International Women’s Day and this is what a national news channel was discussing. Thoughts flashed through Roy’s mind. He thought about


Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Indra Nooyi and the various other Indian females who have made their mark in the international circuits.


And the first thing discussed is Rapes & The Indian Women. Roy wasn’t a flirt. He respected Indian women. He has a group of friends who refers to a female as an item or a chick or a bitch and the likes. He warns them and ensures that they don’t use such words in the future. It’s not just his friends but those are the words which come out of a guy’s mouth. Reciprocate. He has a mother, a sister, a female friend and he wouldn’t mind knocking down someone if they were ill treated or bad mouthed.


When it comes to rapes no one is spared. Right from a 6 month old girl to a 60 year old woman. There is no partiality or self control. That’s

just one thing which happens. Well the person going out of control should realize the fact that his mother or sister or daughter belong to the same gender. Probably that might be the one time he detaches himself from all personal relations.


Probably that’s why Roy couldn’t complete reading Child Sex Abuse in India. A book solely based on child molestation and rapes. Every word in the book comes as a pictorial warning. Roy wondered if a girl is raped every 54 minutes in India, where are all these cases buried or probably not even one of them is actually reported or again probably the news hungry channels feel it isn’t a TRP topper.


To make this post a more gory, remember the Godhra riots. When people from a specific religion raped women from a specific religion. Here comes the rest. The pregnant women were raped as well and then their stomachs were slit open, the foetus removed and destroyed. Those men still live a happy life with their wives. So this is the country which banishes an artiste after he paints a Hindu Goddess naked while nothing happens after the real Indian women is raped and killed on the streets.

Often family dignity and honour refrains a girl from reporting the incident to the police. This is where Mukhtar Mai needs to be remembered. The illiterate Pakistani women who got legally gang raped under the rules of a backward Pakistani village. Her brother eloped with a girl from an upper caste hence the village decided that the men from the upper caste would rape his sister, Mukhtar. She was raped. She had the guts to complain against them. Those people are behind bars.


So if an illiterate woman can do the impossible, it’s time for the women in a democratic and a secular country to wake up and report such things. And moreover the police to change their outlook. And more importantly for the males to have some kind of self control. If you have a sister, a mother, a daughter then respect the Indian Women. If you worship her on Dassera, on Mother Mary’s Birthday then let’s give them the respect they need.

She is a doctor, an engineer, a DJ, a bartender, a pilot, an astronaut, a cricketer, etc.


She is snatching away all of your jobs. Instead of just watching lets go and compete with her.


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4 thoughts on “Raped

  1. Sanskriti

    Thought Provoking. What a shift from those Diva stories! This one is really striking and you managed to keep the ending perfect as always. Sometimes even I feel afraid venturing out of the house at ungodly hours specifically if there is an emergency at bay. Probably the best one in quite some time. I was actually accustomed to Tantra so much that this sudden deviation is absolutely fresh. I suggest you share this at the highest level because only then will the people come to know of your thought process.

  2. avinash sarkar

    A very nice way of looking at things which has been troubling our country. Liked the way you have put across your thoughts. The last two paragraphs are really worth a thought. Those people who do not have any control over their urges should read this and think. Nicely written yaar 🙂

  3. Marcos Menezes

    You had written this. Well there are minor retouches but apt time to bring this out and a refreshing change from the normal ones. I really do not know which is your strong area. Stories like the diva or this one. But truth be said this one surely is rebellious, not top class rebellious but in a less harsher way. Try touch basing on Paedophiles. That is a complicated topic with lots of research but you certainly can give it a shot.

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