I am forced to write about something as gruesome as “RAPE” today on my blog.
A few decades back in India “Rape” was a term uttered only by a few authorities like the police or in court. It was more abusive than that of the several physical abuses we’ve known of. Nevertheless since a few months from now, India has come to a stage where “RAPE” has become just another word uttered even by kids around. Are we trying to manipulate this term or are we taking it as serious as it is? We’ll the answer to this whole thing lies in one simple question… WHERE DOES THIS ALL COME FROM???
Delhi! They say Dil Waloon ka sheher… I doubt ever since I know Delhi, about this fact!! I always loved Delhi and always will… but surely not for what is happening.
A few months back in November a medical student was raped in a moving bus on a busy street of Delhi… another case sprung up just 2 days back about a minor 5-yr old girl being a rape victim who is fighting for life and death at AIIMS… the very hospital where the moving bus rape victim was kept. How disgusting have humans become? Is it the lust that is incontrollable or the hunger of sex? How can a human just a insert glass bottle and a candle and an iron rod into another humans body?... and we call ourselves HUMANS
When the 26/11 incident occurred there was a peace march at Gateway of India… and my friends were adamant of me supporting the peace march. But when I protested they didn’t like it… I don’t know if my ideology differs but I am still on the same view… WHY A PEACE MARCH?? How much have we done for the nation, the people who have died? The one’s who have suffered and to control this situation?
We talk of various peace March organized by NGO’s etc but what are we really doing? Wasting time and candles? No!... not acceptable.
Where does this all begin… ?
A few days back I was watching a lovely video… here’s the link ( Mera Tharki India)
This is where it all begins… we are creating RAPISTS… and let my words be Firm and Straight…
It’s nothing new to us in India. What we are doing is feeding such rapists, giving them shelter and making them stronger enough, that after 14yrs of facing trial and sentence they are free to rape another woman. Why your neighbor? Why a stranger?... Rape your own sister and mother… and face it… SHAME!!.. Utter shame… I have no words to speak the brutality of this but today… for the first time… I feel ashamed to be called an INDIAN!!... ALAS!
Problems…Debates … Arguments….. Talk shows…. Peace March etc… they all have their say …. But where are the solutions? Where has our law fallen short? Why aren’t we like most of the Arab countries or the other countries where a Rapist is hanged to death in public, his genitals chopped off, 3rd grade torture, his hands and legs cut and for those who help such people they too are arrested… What has our law fallen prey of? Are we just sitting home and crying for those helpless creatures fighting for life? We call them Daughters of India… and after some time they are forgotten and then their parents are given awards for bravery… did they have an option other than being brave… a 20-23 yr old daughter is raped and killed and you award their parents instead of giving them the assurance of justice? Those rapists are enjoying life in the jail with food and water, and that same daughter of our India has lost her life with pieces of rod, intestines damaged, liver burst and mental trauma… and hardly India has gone through that act of shamefulness we see another minor being raped?
We believe in one God etc etc etc… and we have all dharma guru’s talking about it… How can I not miss talking of this one man who has got into ever man’s nerves…
Wikipedia defines ASARAM BAPU as a Hindu spiritual leader from India. He preaches the existence of One Supreme Conscious and claims Bhakti yoga, Gnana yoga and Karma yoga as influences.
And these are the controversies against him
Land encroachment in Navsari district
In the year 2000, the Asaram Ashram was allocated about 10 acres of land in Bhairavi village of Navsari district by the Gujarat government. The ashram encroached on an additional 6 acres, leading to protests in the local villages. On a complaint filed by locals, and after repeated notices were ignored, the district authorities with police assistance bulldozed the encroachments and took possession of the land.
Land encroachment in Madhya Pradesh
The Yog Vedanta Samiti of Asaram Bapu was reportedly given permission to use the premises of the Mangalya temple in Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh for 11 days for a satsang in 2001. The samiti failed to vacate the premises after the satsang, and continue to occupy a total of 100 acres of land, valued at over 700 crores. The land belongs to the now defunct Jayant Vitamins Limited.
Asaram Bapu denies any involvement, saying the report are baseless and untenable.
A former member of the Asaram ashram, Raju Chandak, claimed in an affidavit with the police that tantric rituals were being performed in the ashram, and that he had seen Asaram Bapu in objectionable positions with women. In December 2009, Raju Chandak was attacked with guns by two unknown persons in the Ramnagar locality of Sabarmati. The Gujarat police filed an attempt to murder case against Asaram Bapu and two others.
Deaths of students
A commission was set up in 2008 to probe the mysterious death of two children, whose bodies were found on the Sabarmati riverbed on July 5, 2008 after they went missing on July 3. Dipesh Vaghela, aged 10 years, and Abhishek Vaghela, aged 11, were cousins studying at Ashram’s Gurukul (residential school) at Motera. Following public outcry, the case was handed over to the CID, which after a year of probing, filed a complaint of culpable homicide and booked seven sadhaks of the ashram. The CID, in its report, alleged that the accused had failed lie detection tests regarding tantra sadhna and black magic practises at the ashram, though the CID found no direct evidence of such activities during their searches.
Statements on 2012 Delhi gang rape victim
Asaram Bapu was severely criticized by the media after his remark that the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape victim, was equally guilty along with those responsible for the sexual assault on her. He is reported to have said: “Only 5-6 people are not the culprits. The victim daughter is as guilty as her rapists... She should have called the culprits brothers and begged before them to stop... This could have saved her dignity and life. Can one hand clap? I don't think so.” He is also reported to have said that he was against harsher punishments for the accused in the Delhi rape victim case, as the law could be misused. To support his point, he is said to have stated that, “Dowry law in India is the biggest example of law being misused.”
Asaram Bapu came under widespread criticism when it was reported that he said the Delhi gang rape and murder would not have happened if the victim had called the rapist-killers her brothers and fallen at their feet. He is quoted as saying: "The girl should have taken God's name and could have held the hand of one of the men and said, 'I consider you my brother' and to the other two, she should have said, 'Brothers, I am helpless. You are my brothers, my religious brothers'. Then the misconduct wouldn't have happened."
And we have people following him??? SERIOUSLY???
You need to put on your thinking caps… I hope you all know where it all begins and where it all ends now…