Mangalore attack: Girls should skip parties, Karnataka women’s panel boss says
…she also said that preventing such incidents from taking place is more important than taking action on culprits. [‘Mangalore attack: Girls should skip parties, Karnataka women’s panel boss says’]
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And how do we prevent such incidents from taking place if we (for some reason) keep avoiding taking appropriate action against those who are repeatedly causing these incidents?
Why don’t we hear of zero tolerance, immediate arrests and maximum punishment by fast track courts?
Isn’t it strange how seemingly ignorant voices keep trying to make it about women, skirts, pubs, drinks and parties? (often even when the victim was wearing salwar kurta)
Is this just ignorance?
Although young men are also seen being assaulted in the video, Manjula C said,
…she said that holding parties in remote places leads to suspicion. “I will discuss the issue with Mangalore University vice-chancellor TC Shivashankara Murthy and principals of colleges in the city to find solutions for the protection of young women students,” she said.
I have blogged about an armed robbery in a building I used to live in. When we called out to the security in an attempt to prevent the robbers from escaping, one of them had said, “We are from the vigilance, we have heard that there is sex racket going on in your house.” This had confused us. Now if these thugs (all arrested, thankfully nobody blamed the residents for arousing their suspicions) were to name their gang after a god and put red tilaks on their foreheads, maybe then residents would be asked not to arouse the robbers’ suspicions?
Please take a look at this excellent article,
In January 2009 a pub was attacked in Mangalore and women were assaulted. … more than 3 years later, a birthday party was attacked, and women were again assaulted.
The obvious similarity between Pub1 and Pub2 starts with one of the alleged orchestrator: Subhash Padil. Active in 2009. Hyperactive in 2012. There may be more such common orchestrators.
Four months ago, say people familiar with the situation, Padil had threatened to upload “sleazy” photographs of a partying band.
He was one of the main accused in Pub1, has 20 cases against him, and is out on bail now. …
It’s no longer ideology, says TOI writer Stanley Pinto. It’s about the business of extortion or protection money. “Moral policing makes business sense. The attack on Amnesia (pub) in January 2009 by lumpen elements of the Sri Rama Sene for allegedly not paying protection money has made militant outfits realise that business more than ideology pays.”
Somewhere in our quest to discover the interplay of social variables which define social metamorphosis or urban decay, we have forgotten the one factor that needs to be held accountable: the police. Else, how could the same man attack twice?
Why do I recommend this article? Because the author also looks at the 5 popular arguments and explains why they miss the point.
And finally a comment by Russell Pinto (Goa) on TOI article:
“OK , now i understand, If I want to molest a girl, all I have to say is she was dressed indecently, and claim that i was teaching her a lesson. This way I dont get arrested .Why dont the authorities open their eyes and see whats really happening? These kind of situations will really get out of hand, if the authorities dont hold the real culprits accountable- the so called moral police. We will soon have to budget for security too, when we have parties.”
So do you think in this scenario Moral Policing makes business sense? Who do you think benefits the most from these acts that we pass off as ‘Moral Policing’?
Is there a chance of their being controlled without their being taken seriously?