People and bloggers all over India have protested.. there has been quite a few very interesting and brilliant posts regarding the same.
But, the bottom line is the same - just like the Mumbai Terror attacks, this too will die down and the perpetrators will get away yet again...
There is the Interview with the "Sri Ram Sena chief" - Prasad Attavar in Rediff..
Where, he says that "This is a small incident which has been blown out of proportion"...
He also says in the same breath that they are protecting Indian Culture and they will NOT allow Girls to wear skimpy clothes and drink booze and if they wish to do so, then the parents must register the girls' names with the police!
Why are men so insecure when it comes to Successful and powerful women?
This dirty mind set that, women must be controlled...
Are we the animals here or these men who are behaving in such a manner, animals?
It is these men who should be "controlled" and "tamed" to respect their fellow human beings...
In Times of India, there is another article in which they say their agenda is to "prevent Fashion shows"!!!
The most frequently asked question is,
Why have the people of Mangalore kept quiet? Why aren't the civilians not objecting to such behavior?
We don't see any Dharna or protest or violence happening against these perpetrators of crime!!! Why is that?
The answer to this is very simple isn't it - people are very scared...
You know, my colleague was stating that these men too should be chased by a mob and their clothes pulled down... then,only they will know what kind of trauma they have put these innocent girls thru... he was very agitated...But, our agitation isn't helping is it?
Deve Gowda has blamed the CM in this article -
He is right in many ways, but can we just focus on bringing about some justice without the whole thing turning political?
And, even if it does turn into a mud-slinging, verbal shout match between 2 political parties, can we still go ahead and hope that such things will be prevented?
My sister has written that our country is a beautiful and young country, filled with diversities...
I hope that it isn't too much to ask for when we say - let there Be NO diversity when it comes to condemning acts like this.
Let there Be No difference of opinion when we say that, in the name of "Indian Culture" we are letting hooliganism rule...
There are also a couple of posts where some of the bloggers have expressed relief that they don't live in India anymore... It's so totally understandable isn't it?
It's not that they are "bad" Indians with "no patriotism"... it's just that at the end of the day - they would prefer to be safe and at peace in their homes, where they don't have to worry about their children getting beaten up or molested because of the clothes they wear or the drink they drink or the company they keep...
Isn't that what we are all striving at? Peace of mind, safety and assurance as we go about our business just like the millions of people all across the globe...
Am I asking for too much?
On a different note,
GoofyMumma asked me if she could link me up in view of the "Say no to Criminals" campaign while she writes to a couple of newspapers,
" I am planning to mail a couple of newpapers about our 'Say No To Criminals in Politics' campaign. Please let me know if I you mind my linking you up too."
I though long and hard and surprisingly, I requested her not to link me up!
Cowardly, up to a point? Yes... But, I'm scared... blogging anon is giving me a certain amount of freedom... and I use this freedom to rant and rave and I'm happy with the attention, however little it maybe, that I get.
I am afraid of the newspapers... I still feel it might give me negative publicity and unwanted attention...
It might not be that bad... but, we live in times where money and political power rules and there is not much of a chance for us ordinary folks to actually be heard in a just manner without getting negative publicity.
I apologise GM and I hope that with time, I will have enough courage to say yes to you or anyone else to use my post for a newspaper write-up.And yes, Thank you for thinking that my post is worthy enough to be linked up! :-)