Delhi better known as the rape capital of India, meets molestations and sexual-assualts every other day. And surprise punches us not when a girl gets harassed but then, when a day passes away without such occurances. Very recently, central Delhi centered a piece of news in the newspapers about the girl who was harassed publicly.
The victim’s friend Radhika P Singh mustered up her willpower and boldness to rouse the case on public forum, Facebook.
Sketching the ghastly act on Facebook, she first introduced the attacker, naming him Nikhil. The next emphatic statement she stressed on was that, despite her friend’s decent and chaste dressing (which usually racks up the most societal fingers), she was forcibly kissed by a man under the light of the day.
In response to her friend’s imploring screams, passerbies came to her rescue, aiding her to seize that scoundrel, but what worst than the worst kiss was dialing 100. After a lapse of 40 miutes, the accused was taken away in police-van.
On reaching police station, the victim was asked by cops to pen down an application to SHO of Connaught Place Police Station, but the application was dismissed that very moment, for the cop stated it as ‘unclear’ and ‘inexplicit’ letter. Even on rewriting, cop kept on rejecting until the victim’s friend took up the initiative to write, “This guy, Mr. Nikhil tried to molest me by attempting to kiss me”.
Disgust reached its peak when the application was rejected third time with cop saying,”You are wrong to think that she was molested. Trying to kiss a girl is NOT molestation”.
They were asked to appear before magistrate next morning which was said in a quite scary note. Hence, it was clear that Indian police are not to shield and safegaurd the girls but treat them like a pice of shit.
India is a country where victims are looked upon as accused and accused as victims.
All my sympathy to the daughters of India who is every minute unsafe, not because of the scoundrels around, but, the cops who defend them.
By prerna Daga