- Salutes to collective public conscience:
- Hats off to social media for the coverage:
The incident of horrifying gangrape case that occurred in New Delhi recently virtually shook the country throughout every nook and corner of it, and the reaction to this from all walks of life was most unprecedented. It was actually for the first time that such a mass upsurge erupted in such big a magnitude. Some semblance of it was of course seen during the movement launched by Anna Hazare earlier in Ramleela grounds of New Delhi, which gave him the status of a great crusader against corruption. But there is a big difference between the two. Anna’s movement was launched by him duly managed and monitored by his team whereas the one launched instantly against the gangrape had no identifiable a source behind it except of course the people themselves who took cudgels at their own guided by their own intuitions highlighting the ill episode in much bigger a multitudinal proportion. This is something unique and unprecedented setting a great example of initiative at the level of the people themselves. We salute them for such a noble and courageous act on their part. This also sets a radical pattern of resentment with a collective orientation which enables a new direction to take over the job of putting the governmental machinery to task on issues like rape, lawlessness, anarchy and corruption, which factors have all along remained beyond the reach of the elected representatives till now for the simple reason that their interest lies more on their selfish gains than the welfare of the people.
The agency which deserves most of the credit on this count is the social media, but for whose wide publicity on the topic, the mass upsurge resulting into mammoth crowds from lanes and streets to protest against the gangrape would not have been a possibility. They deserve all praise and admiration. Hats off to them.
One shudders on the very thought of an innocent young girl having been raped by a gang of six men successively at a stretch. But for physically and mentally so strong a victim like this, none else could have been able to survive after such an ordeal. We do praise the strength and courage so displayed by her. It may not be enough to award a rigorous most punishment to the perpetrators of the rape, this should be of the order that the potential rapists may not be able to pick up the audacity of resorting to such an act in their remotest possible dreams.