Thursday, January 3

Good women & Bad women

Women should be more careful in public places. It was a terrible incident which occured on Jan 1st 2008 in Mumbai with the two young married women. Thanks to the Photographers of Hindustan Times who clicked the photos of the molesters and got a police complaint registered leading to a public outcry.
There are plenty of incidents which get unnoticed because either we dont have a complaint or the complaint dont get registered. How many young girls get mollested in a public place like croweded market,bus,train,musical shows,offices and home aswell?Attitude towards women by police need to be checked. Awarenees of such acts should be spreaded to let women know the posibility of such act at the places and time so that they are mentally prepared.
Police should become more friendly when a women approach for a complaint. Instead of the hostile statement they should carry out the investigation carefully and secretely to avoid social pressures on the lady.The social tabbos also leave women with nonregistartion of a FIRas they avoid harraserment in the society.
Our entertainment industry promoting indecent remarks and acts should be censored as the intention for the acts is not understood by few. taking the acts as fashion few goons take a chance and do the offensive act.
Besides media who highlights such issues for TRPS should invoke sense by having discussions.
Self protection acts should be made compulsory in schools and colleges for girls to safeguard themeselves.
Offenders who are a menace to civilized society should be mercilessly punished in the severest terms as they are the goons who are unafraid of the law. They know they can get way with such nasty acts.
The police is too callous toward crime against women while making some unsympethtic remarks as in a took 48 hours for registration of an FIR.These are few soft spots for such crimes.Prompt action should be taken to catch the culprit.These are few reasons why women dont come up to complain inthe police stations.The hostile attitude of police is leading to increse in crimes against women.
Another area which can help to curb this menace will be a debate on Section 354 IPC to safeguard the women.Everyone must have a fear of a law. Absences of deterrent punishments make few people carry out outrageous acts. CULPRITS booked get bail easily as the law is not effective.Serious debate in the parliament is needed to safeguard the women in India. Section 354 IPC has been ineffective. Broader interpretations are needed to protect victims, and also to serve justice. The section make and label women as “good woman” and “ bad woman” without any logic. .
If the women in our country are to be protected, they should be able to move freely at any time of the day. We know for a fact that women are sexually harassed on the street, in homes, in workplaces, anywhere that men and women occupy the same space. Yet, if women complain, they are told they are being touchy, that they have no sense of humor, that these are occupational hazards of working in places where men and women have to be together. But should women just grin and bear it? Or should there be some protection under the law for them? Or is this another of the many societal problems that cannot be legislated away?
The Indian Penal Code was drafted at a time when Indians were not allowed the freedom to think for themselves by the English. It came into force in 1860 and in the past 140 years has gone through few changes. An independent democracy should not confine itself to laws made with a bias towards the now outdated principles of colonial criminal law. The judiciary and the legislature have a duty to promote the principles enshrined in the Constitution and a responsibility, however lofty it may seem, to ensure that the perpetrators of these violent crimes are punished.Every day we read about people who have decided to take the law into their own hands. What is salutary is that the issue is out in the open and is being discussed. It gives a chance to hundreds of women who have faced situations for which they thought there was no solution to come forward and share their experiences. The more such evidence comes up before those framing the laws, the greater the likelihood that what finally emerges will have some value .

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