TRP hungry media are fiercely debating felony of juvenile convict, Feature story of victim , the flashback of incident followed by fortnight of aggressive media campaign , nationwide debate , #hangtherapist campaign followed the suit, An undeclared maratho to prove oneself a bigger well wisher of women than others. A fast track court convicted 6 of the accused guilty & sentenced them to be hanged however one of the accused had fate with a difference. Age was on his side & being a juvenile he could not be penalized the way as his accomplice.
A mother emerges crying in every media channel that the sole survivor from the ultimate abode(to be hanged till death) should be destined for the inevitable. Popular belief is in sync with this stand along with media & politicians. Country which nurtures 1.25 billion population is intolerant towards all such heinous crimes.
Will anybody miss this Juvinile if not hanged , infact BJP’s Hemamalini raised questions on the liberating this juvenile after completion of his termed sentence of 3 years. In such an explosive environment when everybody is flowing with tide just a provocation came …why nobody wanted to know how a juvenile became a Criminal?
The aftermath of incident was a fortnight of agitation with influx of 1000 cr perks for women safety & empowerment , stringent draconian law not on rationale but to appease popular sentiment. This was followed by perks of 1000cr on incremental basis each year. Women & Child welfare Ministry set as custodian of 3000 cr of nations hard earned money and rightfully so to empower women.
Every thing seems to be politically correct herewith alas its “ Womens “ & “child” welfare ministry.
To dig a little deep Child means both male & female child . however the even the slightest intent for up liftment of male child isn’t distinguishable. Year 2007 the same ministry did a survey of the sexual abuse of male child & deduced that male child sexual abuse was 15% higher than female child sexual abuse . Considering all these male child as juvenile no corrective action was initiated post the survey for protection of male child. All concerns and popular sentiments remained skewed. A complete failure to visualize the outcome of ignorance was a victim of sexual abuse either went into shell or became a rebellion.,,
The stress of women empowerment & upliftment was such that the basic amenity of “education “ a privilege meant for once & all took biased turn . “ Beti bachao beti padhao” took top seat. Education could make or break an inception of bright citizen however it became privilege of fairer sex alone..
International labour organisation reports our proud nation to be the worlds biggest hub of male child labour. Where 60% of the male child are hand to mouth & fighting for survival , its expected a juvenile to emerge as a bright citizen ..
If stringent law could culminate crime no nation would resort to tolerant laws. The classified report suggest Nirbhaya funds would be used to create a safer environment for women . the action plan is to create one stop help centers for women, CCTV cameras & infrastructure , policing , women only coaches , more women centric laws ..any prudent mind could deduce the responses as reactive rather proactive . A different perspective could have been to facilitate the ignored & deprived male child to be empowered , educated & given an opportunity to evolve as a better citizen.
Now where are we heading …a conclusion to give away ignorance of male child , for a better society however this isn’t politically correct. A surviving male child will live to serve but that’s not all what we want . We pay for the choices we make , still we blame the budding youth who are lured to crime. What suits us is to call him a juvenile criminal …..