What the six men subjected the 23 year old Delhi bus gang rape survivor to, was more than Rape, they also, brutally mutilated her with an iron rod. Now the braveheart survivor has a tube in her mouth so she cannot speak but she is communicating by writing and with gestures. And she asked her family if the accused have been caught. She wants to live (and why should she not) – Then why should she or any rape survivor be described as a Zinda Laash? ( ‘Zinda Lash’ translates to ‘A Living Corpse’)
Would you describe a Rape Survivor as ZInda Laash? I have blogged about this earlier, Is rape the worst thing that can happen to an Indian woman?
Kracktivist is outraged.
I oppose #deathpenalty, #bobbitization, #chemicalcastration for #Rape will you KILL me ? #ShameonTOI #Vaw
“RAPE” IS NOT DEATH OF A WOMAN, THATS WHAT ALL OF YOU W ANT IT TO BE ?
ITS THE SOCIETY WHICH HAS ATTACHED THE SOCIAL STIGMA AND YOU ARE PERPETUATING IT PATHETIC !
Parliamentarians should shout for JUSTICE and Convictions , instead of saying things like ‘zinda lash’ (living corpse) and asking for death penalty.
Edited to add this image:
Nari ka yeh apmaan, Naheen sahega Hindustan. Would you call this braveheart a victim of apmaan or dishonour?
Should being brutally assaulted and being nearly killed be called an insult? In that case, has the male friend also been made apmaanit/dishonored?
I agree with the points made in Shoma Chaudhury’s article in Tehelka.com, because nothing else can make India a safer place women.
Let me share some points that should be obvious to anybody who wants to take these crimes seriously:
1. Harsher, swifter punitive measures are definitely needed to puncture the idea of immunity that’s built up around rape. Fear of consequence is a powerful tool.
But that can be only one aspect of the correctives.
2. What is equally needed is a government-led gender sensitisation blitzkrieg at every level of Indian society: in schools; in anganwadis; in pop culture; in village shows; in the police, legal and judicial fraternity.
3. Even ‘sensitisation’ is too patriarchal a word: what we need is a determined drive towards modernity. Indians have an inherent impatience for process.
We prefer the drama of retributions: demands for lynching and capital punishments… we forget to ask, who will take these cases to a point where judgments can even be handed out?
Earlier this year, TEHELKA published a sting investigation on how senior cops in the National Capital Region think about rape. It made for bone-chilling insights. But there was absolutely no action from the establishment. The argument went that the cops’ attitudes were merely a reflection of the society they came from. Nothing should make us more fearful than that.
Please do read the entire article here.