The recent media reporting rape cases in India almost every day. Its become a normal headline or breaking news section in Indian newspapers and TV news channels. However, by now Indians have got used to this news, just like the other issues which are unattended in India by the government.
The outsiders have already changed their perception about India and they have forgotten the great Indian culture and its rich heritage due to the constant breaking news about Indian rapes. More over, the government is unable to curb this situation and things are just getting worse day by day. You might be reading in the morning news paper about a rape which happened on earlier day and in meantime if you have your TV set on to any of the news channel, you might not be surprised to hear one more rape.
India is a diversified country and has great disparity among its people in terms of income, religion, beliefs, superstitions, culture, education and several other factors. Its unlike Norway, China, Sweden, Japan, Poland or any other nation which is unified with one language and one national theme. India post independence has been struggling to form itself or have one national identity.
People from rural areas have been ever since migrating to larger cities for better income and living or trying to get jobs in the gulf and other prosperous nations. There is no retirement pension or other medical benefits provided to people like the other western countries. People working for government sectors and public sectors have fair better and less accountable jobs with old age benefits and financial security. Thanks to the red-tapism. Increasing prices, inflation and other civic administration issues which have been not taken care by the government adds to the misery of the people. Everyone is frustrated and just trying to make ends meet. With all these issues already at the helm of it , the sudden surge of western culture has introduced into the frustrated culture with sex, porn and vulgarity.
Sex has become a great refresher for the frustrated men. Alcohol, smoking, gutka & drugs makes one more addition to the mental orgasm and that’s sex. In a society where sex before marriage is taboo or even openly discussing about sex is taboo or even sex education is taboo, makes things pretty messy in minds of Indian men.
Besides in Indian society a woman is seen a weak being and gender to be oppressed. The idea of woman in most Indian men is only to be wife, to have sex, to give birth to children and to do household chores. There is no much respect for woman and therefore , woman are easy prey. All the internet porn sites, advertising, tabloids, movies, television adds to the minds of these men a big time and they are unable to resist their cravings. Some might start with molesting next door kids, molesting ladies in buses , trains or even on the streets. Passing lewd comments is considered as hero in most street side gangs. These men start with minor sexual offences which go unpunished in the beginning or they just rise to the next level of sexual offence and one fine day result in raping someone. Most ladies might not complaint about the rape , because of social trauma and also police inaction. The cases in court take several decades for decision and also the investigation process itself in a rape is so embarrassing that no woman would like to go through that, sometime the police investigation itself is worst than the actual rape.
In a society where female is considered as curse, a female is married to an older guy just because of poor conditions, a female is sold to brothels or abducted – raped and left at her own destiny. One cant expect much changes to happen in the minds of such men who involves in such horrendous crimes against woman. If most politician and their relatives themselves are involved into sexual offences , one cant expect law to take hold of the situation.
The real nightmare is of tourists who travel to India and get sexually abused everywhere they move. Most Indian men when they see a white woman, they will think she will be easy for sex and furthermore, they know that due to visa restrictions the woman has to leave he country before visa expiry date. Plus police can be paid and the entire case story modified as per the request of the accused.
India has great culture and heritage , but only in its ancient monuments and palaces. Thats all. Woman are not safe in villages, towns or cities. India is not safe for Indian woman or even tourists.