Where is the India of my dreams? -A tale of the subjugation of my country

When we protest online, we are arrested under the IT Act. When we protest offline, Article 144 is imposed. When the daughters of the nation come out on the street to protest for their rights, it is termed as “Pink Revolution.” Where girls are neither safe in their mother’s womb, nor in the brutal world outside. Where the police is not for protecting but for lathi charging its citizens. Welcome, welcome to the biggest democracy of the world- INDIA!

The horrifying gang rape which took place on 16 December 2013 shook the conscience of each and every person not just in India, but across the world. Soon after, the social media was flooded with the strong reactions, one of which read:

“Politicians looting, men raping, terrorists killing, public whining and INDIA SHINING!”
India is a country where women are, I mean, women “were” considered Goddesses. India itself being described as a woman is epitomised as Bharat Mata.

The recent Delhi rape case is an example of the heinous crime done to the women of the society. This tragic incident took place on 16 December 2012, a big shame for the entire nation. The braveheart battled for her life for 13 long days which most apparently turned out to be the most difficult 13 days in the 10 year term of the so-called caretakers of our democracy. The braveheart slept forever awakening the entire nation to fight against the collective wrong done to our “Incredible India.”

Pubic protests took place in New Delhi on 21 December 2012 at India Gate and Raisina Hills, the latter being the abode of both the Parliament of India and Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India. Thousands of protesters clashed with the police, overturned cars and battled Rapid Action Force units. Protesters were lathi-charged, shot with water cannons and tear gas and were also arrested. However, it was rightly said that even the tear gas couldn’t tear apart the strong movement. The incident witnessed massive protests, seen in recent past only in Anna’s anti-corruption crusade. The Government of India stated that the agitations turned out to be violent, but in reality, it was just a reaction to the action performed by the men in Khaki. And as stated by the Newton’s Third Law of Motion, “every action has an equal and opposite reaction.”
Public outrage went on the social networking sites. It was indeed a big shame for the entire nation. But this is not the only rape case that has been reported in India. Lakhs and crores of such shameless cases happen in our independent India, most of which also go un-reported.

The son of the Honourable President of India, the so-caring and charming personality Mr. Abhijeet Mukherjee interpreted the intense anger and frustration of the women for their security as “dented and painted,” but our politicians are honourable men and inspite of all this, mera Bharat Mahaan!

By the way, where is the youth icon of India, Mr. Rahul Gandhi? When you ask him about corruption, he has got more important issues to deal with. About Jan Lokpal, it doesn’t interest him and now when its about an issue related to youth, he doesn’t come out of his den. But our so-called “youth icon” has clearly managed to be the vice-president of the ruling party of India! Youth-icon, ridiculous! But our politicians are honourable men and inspite of all this, I love my India!

Even after so many cases of rape, eve-teasing and molestation have been on the highest peak, yet no punishment has been granted to those barbaric rapists and no stringent laws have been made in regard to safety of women. And to top it all, the most brutal of all rapists, has been clearly given the “juvenile status” by the Juvenile Board.
Well well, we do have some so-called immediate measures and let us have a peep into these:

In our Bharat mahaan, a women helpline service has been started which as expected, is useless! Between 17 December 2012 and 2 January 2013, 64 PCR calls on rape were recorded while only 4 cases out of them were registered. 505 PCR calls on eve-teasing were recorded with zero registered cases! And then they say, India is a developing country. Yes, obviously India is developing in such heinous and barbaric crimes like rapes and molestation, but mind it, Mera bharat Mahaan!

Rapes won’t stop till women start being respected for who they are. Not just the typically, suppressed, mute Bhartiya nari, but all the women. Women are human beings too. Control these brutal men!

Inspite of me writing repeatedly Mera Bharat Mahaan, it’s for me as well as all those of you who feel ashamed to be an Indian, it’s the nation India that feels ashamed to have citizens like us! Jai Hind!

Written By: Anushka Sharma and Akanksha Sharma

Published by akanksha89

Writing for me is another word for 'breathing.' It is my addiction and I wish and hope that this addiction takes me far in realizing my dream of being a very successful writer. I believe in laughter with my friends, dipping into my thoughts and extracting some really powerful and inspiring stories. I believe in living free, spending each day with a lot more courage and strength. I love lone reading and my dream is to have a beautiful huge library in a home, with a coffee vending machine in the corner and a bean bag where I can just sit and read whatever I want- no one to disturb and no one to intrude my privacy, my "me-time." Keep Reading!! Disclaimer: All the stories on this blog are purely a work of fiction and writer's own imagination and are not copied from anywhere else. DO NOT COPY any of these stories. Also, all the characters of the stories are purely a work of fiction and imagination and have no resemblance to any person living or dead. The stories on this page are meant for recreational purpose and for readers' interest. Any action taken by any of the reader (after reading any of the story) is utterly their own responsibility.

7 thoughts on “Where is the India of my dreams? -A tale of the subjugation of my country

  1. Hey Chinky,

    Very well written. You have captured the true picture of our country and I couldn’t agree more with you on all the points you have raised. Having lived in the UK for the last 6 years, I am sometimes ashamed of certain events in India and I wonder, will “developing” be ever “developed”. I and some of my friends think that she shall stay “developing” for the next 50 years at least. But on the other hand, I also believe that we are better off than some of the other countries out there where people like you and I have no right to express themselves. We shall thank our democracy for this and keep on trying and hope that one day, an honest man shall lead our nation to glory.

    Keep writing.

    Love,
    Rahul

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