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What’s new? So the war on women continues…

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What’s new? So the war on women continues…

Written by Rupinder Kaur in Edmonton, Alberta

The Delhi gang rape has been highlighted and reported on around the world. It should bring a sense of shame to the country of India and to their corrupt and incompetent justice system. However, I doubt anything useful will come out of the protests and calls for action because the war on women is systemic and deeply bred into the sub-continent.

 

So what is the uproar about? Rape in India is not new. Attacks on women are not new. Are the angry Indians protesting now fed up with the lack of response and action by the elected officials and authorities when it comes to violating human rights and human dignity?

 

It is no surprise that abuse – sexual, physical, psychological, emotion and financial – takes places against girls and women around the world. But when a government continues to ignore it and refuses to acknowledge or take action to prevent it from happening to half of its population, that’s a sign of a weak and complicit government.

 

I hold the culprits guilty of the horrendous crimes they committed against the innocent young woman in Delhi, but I hold the authorities responsible, too. If proper laws and enforcement was in place, the incidents of rape wouldn’t be so high in India – “the world’s largest democracy”.

 

I’m sure mothers are holding their daughters tightly these days, hugging them dearly as they pass on words of wisdom like, don’t walk alone at night, don’t wear inappropriate clothes, don’t ever be caught in a situation where you’ll bring shame on the family.

 

The real wisdom they should teach is to their sons – respect women. Period.

 

Pledges for better rape laws, better training for authorities, better awareness campaigns is fine, but when those responsible for implementing them are unaccountable, then what’s the point?

 

It’s time for a Woman Spring, not just in India but around the world.

 

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8 Comments

  1. MISS KAUR January 11, 2013 at 1:38 am

    india has respect for NO ONE, not for women, not for children, not for the low caste, not for the poor, not for the minorities, not for men, INDIA is a shameless country! PERIOD!

    no wonder why god sent guru nanak and sant kabir , buddha, etc., to this subcontinent, it is in some SERIOUS need of enlightenment

  2. MISS KAUR January 11, 2013 at 1:40 am

    there is no light in india…so ironic considering that people celebrate the so called festival of lights, diwalli

  3. MISS KAUR January 11, 2013 at 1:44 am

    instead india shows respect for murderers like indira gandhi and her evil seed, rajiv gandhi!

  4. MISS KAUR January 11, 2013 at 1:46 am

    may the victim rest in piece, what happened to her was horrible, but due to pressure and mass media attention, the men went to jail, not lets put pressure for the millions of rape, murder, genocide victims in india to one day get some justice as well….if thats even possible, but the bigger issues everyone will just sweep under the rug and it will get lost somewhere in history

  5. MISS KAUR January 11, 2013 at 1:47 am

    now lets put**

  6. Anonymous February 10, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Violence against women happens on a global scale, which is such a sad truth it is impossible to imagine the extent of this oppression.

    Please join us in Toronto, as part of One Billion Rising as we come together and strike, dance and rise against violence and for love and respect for all women.

    http://www.onebillionrising.org/page/event/detail/jts

    If not in Toronto, you can find an event close to you! Please spread the word!

    I would love to meet other Sikh activists on this day, I hope to meet you on that day!

    Harleen

  7. Harleen Bhogal February 10, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Violence against women happens on a global scale, which is such a sad truth it is impossible to imagine the extent of this oppression.

    Please join us in Toronto, as part of One Billion Rising as we come together and strike, dance and rise against violence and for love and respect for all women.

    http://www.onebillionrising.org/page/event/detail/jts

    If not in Toronto, you can find an event close to you! Please spread the word!

    I would love to meet other Sikh activists on this day, I hope to meet you on that day!
    Harleen

  8. MISS KAUR March 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE THIS VIDEO!!!! ….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcgP0UjpjbQ

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