When we don’t acknowledge (or understand) that only the criminals are to be blamed for crimes, then how do we even begin to control crimes?
Don’t we need to ask the right questions, to reach accurate conclusions, if justice is to be done?
Were the alleged suggestions about the beard or the alleged questions about the colour of the girls’ clothing relevant or unprejudiced?
“I have people telling me I shouldn’t have gone there, in such a remote area (if there is one of the most famous schools there, a very big mall coming up, a lot of residences, how the f*** is it remote? that too at 4pm in broad daylight) Having shot there at least six times, I trusted the location more than anything.
I felt like a raped woman being told How could you wear such clothes? That’s what attracts these men to rape. Firstly, they aren’t men if they are rapists. Secondly, that’s exactly how I felt yesterday.”
Do read this personal account at: The beard, eight stitches and a scar, By Divesh Idnani from Pune