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The Politics Of Rape In India

Mulayam Singh Yadav: Sometimes even wrong people say right things!

Mulayam Singh Yadav: Sometimes even wrong people say right things!



In early 80s one of the popular Hindi flicks revolved around a sensational theme wherein a girl accused a boy of attempting to rape her when she got caught during the seduction stage. As a result of that false accusation, the boy became victim of deep psychological disorder for lifelong. Similarly, a blockbuster Hindi movie released in early 90s shows the protagonist teaching a fitting lesson to her ladylove, who tries to take a revenge by feigning rape! The protagonist makes her very clear that a lady should not stoop down at this level wherein a sexual offence becomes a weapon to settle personal grudges. Not a long back ago the Supreme Court refused to grant relief to a girl who had feigned rape, which led to trial of two innocent youths. They had to ‘suffer the ignominy’ of being involved in such a serious offence!

The Supreme Court in his verdict, without mincing words, stated that  ‘evil of perjury’ has assumed alarming proportions and, therefore, girl deserves no sympathy for maliciously setting the law in motion. “It was a settled position in law that so far as sexual offences are concerned, sanctity is attached to a victim’s statement and that the evidence of victim alone is sufficient for the purpose of conviction if it is found to be reliable, cogent and credible.” It’s ludicrous that an absurd hue and cry is being made over Mulayam Singh Yadav’s alleged rape remarks. Before entering into interpretation of his remarks, it would not be offensive to state that there are few takers, including myself, of type of caste-ridden politics played by Mulyam Singh Yadav, Lalu Yadav and Mayawati. They are icons of regressive tendencies in Indian politics, who never allowed their followers to truly embrace progressive ideals. That’s the reason why Uttar Pradesh is still struggling hard to emerge as a developed state!

One needs to be sufficiently cautious while interpreting remarks of Mulyam Singh Yadav. True, his statement “boys…make mistakes” need to be severely condemned as it trivializes the gravity of a serious offence like rape. However, that’s not the only remark he made. One of the flaws committed by Indian and foreign journalists is that they tend to rely more on sensationalism and as a result of that they misquote and misinterpret serious remarks. That’s not only against the spirit of ethics based journalism but such tendencies also lead to volatile situation in various circles of society. I am sure that an ace politician like Mulyam Singh Yadav would have got his intent right when he pointed out a disturbing trend in Indian society, wherein sexual offences have become a tool to serve vested interests.

 If law makers are truly interested in equity based legal system then their prime task should be to make laws gender neutral!

If law makers are truly interested in equity based legal system then their prime task should be to make laws gender neutral!

The mainstream media eager to cash-in-on the controversial remark failed to highlight the other portion of his speech wherein he stated that “those filing false reports will also be taken to task” so as to stop the misuse of anti-rape law. The mainstream media, controlled by the feminist forces, very shrewdly suppressed this part of the alleged speech. He was demanding a change in anti-rape law not because “boys make mistake” but because its misuse has attained alarming proportions: “Boys and girls fall in love but due to differences they fall apart later on. When their friendship ends, the girl complains she has been raped.” This statement needs to be interpreted in light of  scenario prevailing in present day Indian society marred by perverse tendencies even if one has no place for brand of politics played by likes of Mulayam and Mayawati! This time a wrong person has said a right thing. Why are we hell bent to ignore a harsh reality of present age wherein women are not hesitant to put at stake their own dignity if that suits their interests?
 

Interestingly, cinema is said to be the mirror of society. The filmmakers were far ahead unlike the lawmakers, having their mindset caught in time-warp, in anticipating the disturbing changes in approach of modern Indian women. Unlike the lawmakers who remained glued to perception of “abla nari” (a woman is too innocent and weak to commit any wrong), the filmmakers were bold enough to depict newer trends emerging among women fraternity (refer to movies like Undertrial, Aitraaz, Corporate and etc.). It’s a very recent phenomenon that Supreme Court has taken cognizance of misuse of dowry laws besides being worried about growing trend of perjury cases while dealing with sexual offences. However, it’s quite ironical and travesty of present day grim tendencies that new anti-rape law has no place for gender-neutral provisions. That’s quite shocking. That means law still believes that only men could be perpetrators! How long are the lawmakers going to behave like ostriches having their heads buried in sand?

Needless to state that nobody is suggesting, or rather no one wants that people guilty of sexual offences of serious types should remain above stringent punishment. However, at the same time, it’s also pertinent that fair sex involved in  unfair practise of misusing laws should not be allowed to get off scot free. At the same time if law makers are truly interested in equity based legal system then their prime task should be to make laws gender neutral. What’s the point in nurturing illusions of medieval ages? They need to take clue from filmmakers, who are at least honest enough to portray real face of Indian society as it is (even if they do so to ensure flow of cash)! And the journalistic circle should better restrain themselves from viewing everything from political angle. That would augur well for the welfare of Indian society. The media should be more governed by truth than by falsehood, confusion, and twisted truth sponsored by the corrupt feminist forces! It’s really pathetic that biased mainstream media is averse to anything remotely serving the cause of men and is quick to nasty interpretations of well-meaning sentiments. And it’s even more sadder to notice that even social media remained concentrated on personal attacks rather than framing a more logical perspective!

Justice Dhingra: New Anti-rape law could be misused!

Justice Dhingra: New Anti-rape law could be misused!

References:

The Times of India

New York Daily News

Anti-rape law

False Rape Case

Supreme Court On Misuse of Rape Law

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Lawmakers Should Not Ignore The Changing Images Of Modern Women Outshining Devil

Lawmakers Should Not Ignore The Changing Images Of Modern Women Outshining Devil

It’s really baffling to anticipate that women have changed a lot but the mindset that sees them as a weaker sex remains the same. We continue to treat them as sex which cannot do anything wrong. Interestingly, it had never been the reality. Not even in times when they were icons of virtue. They are equally capable of plotting in a sinister way. In fact, they are far superior in working in evil ways.

Yet we notice that when laws are framed, they are framed treating woman as a harmless creature!  Will anybody explain me what’s the rationale behind this generosity shown by the lawmakers ?

What prevents the lawmakers from anticipating something that’s too obvious even too a person having little knowledge of women’s behaviour? This calculated ignorance on part of lawmakers have turned Indian homes into battlefields. Clash of egos is now so commonplace. The couples suffer but the policemen, lawyers, judges, women organizations and feminist institutions keep making money. The fights are also good for the economy. The couple living separate lives will be viewing television separately!

The times have really changed. Women make babies suffer but forget not to save time for friends, parties and doggies. This drama is, indeed, more comic than ”The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” and at the same time more tragic than disaster hitting the planet earth.

Lawmakers Should Not Ignore The Changing Images Of Modern Women Outshining Devil

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Ensuring Rights Of Men Does Not Make One Male Chauvinist Pig !

Ensuring Rights Of Men Does  Not Make One Male Chauvinist  Pig !

It’s decent in our times to talk about the flaws of men. It’s indecent to expose the flaws of women in modern times. A man becomes a “Male Chauvinist Pig” (MCP) when he attempts to resurrects his own rights. However, the woman emerges as a feminist when she talks about her own rights minus the responsibilities. Remember, her hatred towards the man is decent as that ensures her rights.

Man’s hatred towards woman does not ensure his rights but it converts him into a misogynist Isn’t it the right time to clear confusion as why such erroneous distinctions have come into existence ? Why it’s honourable to talk about the rights of woman but when one talks about the rights of man one immediately turns either into a misogynist or MCP?

Ensuring Rights Of Men Does  Not Make One Male Chauvinist  Pig !

Let’s stop male bashing. Let’s stop creating upheaval in society by heeding to the irrational demands of the feminist groups. Let’s stop creating laws which in name of empowering women are only breaking homes. Often we ignore the big picture in a mad rush to tackle the immediate concerns. There is no point in treating men as criminals when women are equally governed by same weaknesses, which influence men. Then what’s the need to give added advantage to them in many issues ? They are equally susceptible to negative influences that chase men.

For instance, when a case is filed under Dowry act or Domsetic Violence Act, the man is presumed to be guilty right from the very day of the filing of the case. By the time, the accused is proven innocent the loss becomes irreparable. Where is the balanced sense of justice involved in the whole drama? Why is investigation in such cases one sided? If we visit the Indian jails, we would find that a huge number of males have been booked under such cases for no fault of their own. It’s a real shame that many of them remain behind the bars as under-trials as there is no legal body to represent their cause plus the strict laws make their early release an impossible task.

So is it a crime to represent their cause at suitable forums ?  Should people fighting for these victims of fate be hailed as  Male Chauvinist Pigs ? Answers,  please !

Ensuring Rights Of Men Does  Not Make One Male Chauvinist  Pig !

References:


Dowry Law Misuse


Unfair Treatment

Sexual Harassment Of Men

Harassment of Men Is Real

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