Monday, December 24, 2012
"Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex." M.K. Gandhi
The night of 16th December 2012 shocked the entire nation… people suddenly realized that it was not human beings, but humanity that the Mayans predicted was about to end. There were protests, both real and virtual, all over the country. The problem with the protests was that there was no clear agenda. Some wanted justice for the 23 year old girl, some were protesting against the rape crimes and rising violence against women, while others were there because they were afraid of their and their family member’s future in the so called ‘rape capital of the world’. The ones with clear agenda were the opposition. The police was definitely tempted by few miscreants, who wanted the police to attack the innocents and make one more case against the government that was already weakened by corruption. The weakness of non-violent protest is that one small act of violence gives the police enough reason to attack and breakdown the entire protest. Amongst the pandemonium one thing was clear, people were concerned…and there were good reasons to be.