The past few days
saw the electronic and print media talk in a big way only about the rape cases
happening in the country. All these cases are eye openers for the government
that it’s high time some concrete steps be taken up so as to put a stop to all
this. It seems that the government finally has woken up and the calls of hunger
strike by Swati Jaihind and all those who were protesting to get the guilty
punished. Their efforts didn’t go in vain as the cabinet is likely to pass
ordinance to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences act (POCSO).
It is heard that the act would be amended so as the guilty gets death penalty
for rape of child below 12 years age.
For a bill to get
passed and become a law in the parliament the ordinance needs to be passed so
that the amendment can be made in the bill before it being passed. The
government is trying its level best to the required procedures take place in a
fast way without in hinderances.After the Kathua incident the Surat incident
where the girl was sold and killed under child trafficking added fuel to the
fire.What is happening to our society
is really worrisome.
The PM is doing
the "mann ki baat" to have all the citizens involve in governance,
but no one is willing to help him. When a movie shows a common man to rise and
clean the muck in politics everybody applauds the hero and wishes India be a
clean and safer place for everyone but when our honorable prime minister tries
to involve the common man in governance through “Swachh Bharata campaigns, the
gas subsidy scheme, the pmkvy scheme to name a few then we come forward to
criticize and bad mouth him. He was sensible enough to speak from foreign lands
about not politicizing rape. After returning the major decision was taken by
the government for amending the act.
The Delhi women
commission Swati Jaihind too was on an unending fast for the past 10 days
demanding the quick action and death penalty for the guilty in rape of minors.
It is really brave of her to take such a step as it is necessary sometimes to
wake up the sleeping giants.
The POCSO act was
implemented to punish those guilty who snatch childhood from innocent children
by doing horrendous sexual crimes with them. It is believed that majority of
child abuse cases start from home. It has become our moral duty now to teach
every male member of the family about the respect and credence a mother, sister,
daughter, wife and a normal girl deserves. When we start respecting the women
of our society we will surely someday live in a society free from all these bad
elements. We cry over polluted air has deteriorated our environment but if we
think deeper then these polluted minds are also doing the same things, they are
nipping off the small buds from blooming into flowers and all this is leading
into a suffocated society.
It is the right
time that amendments are brought into this act which provided life imprisonment
to the guilty but after the 2012 Nirbhaya case it was amended to death penalty
for those cases where the victim died or was left in vegetative state after
rape. But after seeing the rise in the criminal psychology over the past few
years a need to create fear among the wrong doer is the need of the hour. He
should be fearful that even touching an innocent can cost him his life. When so
many countries can do this why not India which is the largest democracy in the
world. I truly believe in the thought that together we can and we will make a