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16th December 2012 – The Night that never saw the Dawn – Part 3

Whenever we come across some shocking incident it all of a sudden sends shivers up and down our spine. The cruel incident of 16th December 2012 was certainly one of them. Trust me every time the heading of this blog crosses my vision, it always forces me to think that how aptly it suits in today’s time as well. Yes, the dark night of 16th December 2012 never saw the Dawn.

Ah! India took a sigh of relief considering that finally justice has been achieved in the ‘Nirbhaya’ gang rape case. Everyone around seems to be happy, the courtroom is echoing with the sound of claps, lot of wishes are getting circulated on different platforms because of the very reason that on dated 05th May 2017, the Honourable Supreme court upheld the death sentence passed by the High Court as well as the Lower Court in the said case. A week has passed from that day of judicial pronouncement and almost all the emotional outburst has subsided, so it’s the right time for us to analyse whether Justice is actually achieved in this case or not?

As rightly quoted by Mr. William E. Gladstone “Justice delayed is Justice denied”. Sorry to say, but “Justice has already been denied in the present case” and still we are very proudly celebrating the judicial pronouncement. Mind it this is the situation when the case was taken up in the fast-track court. Now, we can just imagine the fate of all other judicial cases pending before the Honourable courts in our country for years and years. The number of pending cases in the court of law is only going to aggravate the matter and in turn, will leave an impression in the mind of the culprits that they have a free hand to do anything as per their wish.

The time lag in our judicial proceedings could be understood by the very fact that it took almost 9 months to the lower court, 6 months to the Honourable Delhi High Court and 38 long months to the Honourable Supreme Court to pronounce the judgement in the Nirbhaya case. And the culprits still have 3 more chances left to appeal i.e. 1) Reconsideration Petition – A Reconsideration Petition with the Honourable Supreme Court. 2) Curative Petition – If no relief is granted in the Reconsideration Petition then a Curative Petition could be filed 3) Mercy Petition – If no relief is granted against the death sentence in the Curative Petition as well then a Mercy Petition could be filed with the Honourable President of India. (Reference: News article published on dated 06th May 2017 in Dainik Bhaskar, the Hindi Daily Newspaper).

Shame on us that even after such a shocking incidence, which caught the eyes of the world media, we not only missed an opportunity to take strong steps in the area of woman safety but also failed drastically in setting up an example in front of the entire world with a speedy judicial proceeding in such a brutal case. And still, we want to brag about achieving justice in the present case? The hard-core reality is that the victim died a painful death long back, while the culprits still have 3 more options left to prove their innocence even after almost 4½ long years have passed since that incident first took place.

This case truly shows a mirror to our society, and at the same time, unmasks the face of the judicial system in our country. What an irony that in the world’s largest democratic nation, the culprits in a criminal case of this magnitude couldn’t be punished even after almost 4½ long years have passed. We can no more continue to play the game of pointing fingers towards others; rather we as a society have to accept our collective responsibility for such a poor condition of the law and order, as well as, the judicial system in our country.

Herewith, I would like to quote the following paragraph extracted from the second part of this Blog “16th December 2012 – The Night that never saw the Dawn” – Part 2 – Yes, humanity indeed gets killed every time such inhuman act occurs. But, the culprits are not alone to be held responsible for this killing of humanity, rather we, as a society, are equally responsible for all such inhuman acts happening around us. It’s a high time we question ourselves that what learning we took from the past incidents and what corrective measures we took to ensure that no such incidents happen with anyone again. How long will it take for us to realize that today it may have happened with a stranger, but tomorrow it could happen to anyone of us or our family members? Are we waiting for that day when we will be the victim?

Did we actually take any learning from such brutal rape case? NO, the growing graph of rape cases with every passing ‘hour’ clearly shows the condition of law and order in our country. It also depicts the mindset of our society. I would not be wrong in saying that it’s a male dominating society wherein the females of “any age” are considered as a product to satisfy the never-ending lust of inhuman males.

I would like to end this blog with the very hope that we as a society and nation wake up soon. It’s a high time we work collectively towards saving humanity. If we still don’t get shaken up then we should better be ready to witness more of Nirbhaya’s getting raped every now and then around us. It’s an earnest request to every woman, that please stay safe, and at the same time, I urge every man to please give the much-deserved respect to the women and safeguard them from such inhuman who just consider them as a product of flesh and bones to satisfy their lust.

I wish the Almighty give good sense to each one of us.

God Bless!

Peyush Jain

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Assent to Ordinance on Jallikattu – Opening of a Pandora Box

In yet another suicidal attempt (after demonetisation) the present Central Government has given its assent to the Tamil Naidu state’s ordinance on Jallikattu (a traditional sport involving bull). By passing an ordinance for permitting the celebration of Jallikattu, the Indian Government has opened up a Pandora Box, which is definitely going to increase their trouble in the near future. Just wait and watch while a lot many demonstrations and demands for the passing of such kind of ordinances are on its way, to flood the Central Government from every corner of the country in the near future. God knows who advice Mr. Pradhan Sevak to take such decisions.

In the current scenario, a question does pop up in the minds of many of us that when the Honourable Court has banned an activity and is yet to decide on a serious issue then what was the urgency to pass an ordinance in the matter concerned? Was this move politically motivated or was it taken sheer out of public concern? If at all it was taken after keeping public concern in mind then does this move somewhere exhibits that our politicians think that the Honourable Courts are not bothered about the public sentiments and does not take into account the public concerns before passing any judgement?

Herewith, I would like to raise a very serious concern with regard to the autonomy of the courts. Aren’t ordinances like this nothing but a ‘legalised’ way of contempt of court? Just because there is a right available to bring an ordinance in order to surpass the orders of the courts, is it justifiable to make use of this right in such matters as well? Isn’t it a threat to the very existence of the courts in any country? What is the need of having courts when the government themselves can decide and finalize the case, which is still pending before the court of law? It’s a high time for the courts to take a note of the same and stand for their existence.

The politicians preach us to respect the orders of the Honourable Courts but it seems that when it comes to politics they don’t even think for a second, before going against any kind of court orders. If they actually acted as they preach, then instead of giving their consent on the ordinance, wasn’t it feasible for the “law abiding” politicians to plead in front of the court with their logical points and let this serious issue be decided only by the Honourable Court? If courts can open at odd hours to decide about the hanging of a terrorist then we are in a far better position to be heard and matters with which public sentiments are attached could indeed be decided on a high priority.

I would like to urge that instead of coming up with ideas like banning an organisation which works for the rights of animals, it would be appropriate if we can come up with ideas which would enable us to carry on our traditions, without ‘intentionally’ torturing and harming any of the living beings for our enjoyment. There is always a mid peaceful way to solve such kind of issues, like in the present case it would have been appropriate to conduct the sport without torturing or harming the animals, as well as, applying the utmost safety parameters.

Torturing or causing harm to other living beings, in the name of tradition, could not be allowed at all. If the traditions need to be changed for the betterment of our society then we should indeed be ready for that. Do remember that right to live freely is the fundamental right of every living being and not alone humans. Live and let others live peacefully too.

I wish that the Almighty give good sense to each one of us.

Peyush Jain

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Is justice actually achieved in the current judicial system? – Part 4

It’s the time when we all should be feeling proud of our judicial system for being extremely fair and prompt. Indeed it’s a time to praise not only our judicial system but also the entire machinery which is responsible for maintaining law and order in our country. Well as it is said that “Haath kangan ko aarsi kya, Padhey likhey ko farsi kya”(Evidence needs no proof), so the recent judgment in the high-profile illegal arms possession and use case, is a live example of the working style of our investigating agencies, administration, as well as, the judicial system prevalent in the country. Once again we are left with the question that is justice actually achieved in the current judicial system?

In a “short” span of 18 years and 3 months, the accused was set free on account of benefit of the doubt. Herewith, it is very important to know about that very doubt, based on which the accused was benefitted for getting acquitted of all charges in the said case. The reason for doubt as provided by the Honourable Court was that the case was registered under the wrong sections of the Arms Act, 1959. To be specific, as per the Honourable Rajasthan court this case was pertaining to section 21(1) of the Arms Act, 1959 i.e. possession and use of arms with “expired” license. However, the “efficient” law enforcing agencies and administration associated with this case got it registered under section 3/25 and 3/27 of the Arms Act, 1959, which relates to “illegal” possession and use of arms. Hence, the accused was acquitted, since no charges could be proved against him under those specific sections, in the said case [Reference: Dainik Bhaskar, Hindi Daily Newspaper].

It is interesting to note here that, in the past as well, in many of the cases, the same benefit of the doubt has come to the rescue of those accused. However, this question is still open that was it an intentional wrong registration of case or did such a blunder happened due to the so-called manual mistake? Keeping aside whether it was an intentional mistake or a manual mistake, can we really claim that justice is actually achieved in all such cases? If those who were accused of such charges were in reality dragged into such cases just because they were famous then who is responsible for the defamation of their reputation, as well as, the mental and physical trauma that they have gone through during all these years? On the other hand, if the accused were actually involved in such cases then is it justifiable to set them free simply because the cases were registered in the wrong section of the law?

In the present case who is responsible for the loss of those 18 years? Will the judiciary reply to this question that why it took them more than 18 years to point out the mistake of registration of the case under the wrong section? Who is going to direct for investigation and punishment against all those who were responsible for not registering this case under the applicable section of law? Just because a case was registered in a wrong section of law does it mean that no crime has taken place? If a crime has taken place and still no one is held guilty then is justice actually been achieved in that particular case?

It is a high time for all of us to figure out that what should be the actual role of a judiciary. Are judiciary’s formed just to pronounce verdicts in the case, as per the evidence presented in front of them? Isn’t it the first and foremost duty of the judiciary to make sure that justice is achieved in each and every single case? If yes, then why can’t the Honourable Courts direct the responsible person to reopen the present case and register it in the applicable sections and re-file it after conducting a proper investigation? Why an enquiry can’t be set up in such cases against all those who fail to perform their duty diligently, in absence of which, Justice couldn’t be achieved? Is it too much to ask for?

But who are we to ask such questions to the judiciary? We are supposed to respect judiciary in whatever form it is. Opposing the orders of Honourable Court tantamount to contempt of court, so even if we see any flaws, we are not supposed to point fingers towards it. As such, all those who were responsible for investigating, registering and presenting the case in a proper manner get away with their responsibilities just like that. Justice is getting killed every now and then, in front of us and what are we doing? Just sitting cross-handed and witnessing it as a silent audience, that’s all. In reality, now also, nothing is going to happen. Most of us (including me) will forget this case in a few days and those who are actually responsible for injustice will be happily spending their life in great comforts. After all who cares for justice right?

Be in touch. God Bless you all!

Peyush Jain

 

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16th December 2012 – The Night that never saw the Dawn – Part 2

Exactly 4 years back, on this very day of 16th December, humanity was killed. An innocent 23 years girl was brutally gang-raped in a moving bus on the streets of New Delhi, India. The inhuman males went to the extent of inserting a rusted iron rod in her genital organs and assaulting her so bad that even her intestine came out of the body. My fingers were actually trembling while typing all that, can’t even imagine that “in reality” what the girl would have gone through. It was indeed a Night that never saw the Dawn.

Everyone unanimously mourned on the brutal killing of humanity and it looked as if the world is going to change from the very next day. But, unsurprisingly, nothing actually changed as such. Life came back to its normal pace and we got busy in our daily routine. We, the so-called humans, have a tendency to forget everything so easily. The very next moment we tend to behave as if nothing actually happened. After all who cares, right?

Whenever any inhuman act happens, as a ritual we will mourn a bit, sympathetically discuss all such cases and after some time we will be back to our normal chores. It won’t be wrong on my part to say that majority of us are least bothered about others. We actually don’t care about anything that happens with others. The truth is that we are just concerned about the well-being of ourselves and our closed ones. In this fast paced overburdened race of life, who has time to think about other people’s life, right?

Yes, humanity indeed gets killed every time such inhuman act occurs. But, the culprits are not alone to be held responsible for this killing of humanity, rather we, as a society, are equally responsible for all such inhuman acts happening around us. It’s a high time we question ourselves that what learning we took from the past incidences and what corrective measures we took to ensure that no such incident happens with anyone again. How long will it take for us to realize that today it may have happened with a stranger, but tomorrow it could happen to anyone of us or our family members? Are we waiting for that day when we will be the victim?

How shameful on our part that we are not even able to bring down the number of rape cases in our country, forget about stopping them completely. With each passing year, the graph of rape cases is showing an upward trend only. This, in itself, shows the condition of law and order in our country. None of the common men is safe. We can’t be sure whether the females of our family will reach home safely or not. It seems as if we are breeding a criminal safe universe.

At the same time, the judicial system of our country is so fast that even after 4 long years the case is yet to be decided. Who is getting benefited by such judicial system, the culprit or the victims? I fail to understand that when courts can open at odd hours to decide about the hanging of a terrorist, then what stops them to speed up the judicial proceedings in such sensitive cases at least? And still, they expect a common man to have full faith in the judicial system.

Sooner the better we realize that until the time our society gets awakened and shake the political and judicial system to tighten up the law and order condition in our country, nothing is actually going to change in reality. If at all we want to save humanity than matters like woman safety should be on top of our priority list. And do remember that it’s an ongoing process and we have to push things till our objective is met. We can’t afford anymore to forget and wait for another incident to happen wherein we will mourn once again. If we want this world to be a safer place to live in, then we have to take drastic steps right now.

Herewith, I would like to quote the following paragraph extracted from the first part of this Blog “16th December 2012 – The Night that never saw the Dawn” – 16th December 2012, was a day of shame, a day of sorrow, a day of emotional outburst, and a day of introspection for every human soul. It is not about a city, not about a country, not about modernization, not about culture but it is about humanity. Humanity is at stake. Joseph Conrad (a polish author) once said that “Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men”. Today, if we look around we will agree to what he said. But is it only about agreeing with what he said or do we want to change the views? Yes, we can change it by giving the much deserved “respect & love to every single woman”. I am sure our respect & love towards the woman will indeed enable us one day, to quote that “Being a woman is the most wonderful task since it consists principally in dealing with men”. That day humanity will feel proud on Humans.

I would like to end this blog with a request to every male that “It’s a high time we male take a pledge, that let the female be our mother, sister, friend, colleague, wife or in any other relation to name with but never ever be our victim”. At the same time, I would like to request every female that please be safe and please be extra cautious.

God bless!

Peyush Jain

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Is justice actually achieved in the current judicial system? – Part 3

Ha! Considering the present condition of our judicial system, the biggest crime should be to even think about achieving justice. Actually, I would suggest the authorities pass a law, stating that all those who expect justice, shall be adjudged as the biggest criminal and shall be severely punished for fostering such thoughts. At least, this will save a lot of time and hard-earned money of the common citizens from getting wasted in the unachievable expectation named ‘Justice’.

As per the media report published, on dated 29th October 2016, in Daily Hindi Newspaper Rajasthan Patrika, the Honourable Supreme Court blasted the Central Government on the issue of appointment of the Judges of the Allahabad High Court. Is it believable that in a country where there is a long list of pending cases in the court and the nation is already facing the issue of shortage of judges, the Central Government is sitting on the list of name of judges for as long as nine months? As a matter of fact, out of the total number of 77 names sent by Collagium, only 18 names were sanctioned by the Central Government, till date. If the Central Government had any issues with rest of the names proposed by the Collagium, isn’t it their responsibility to convey the same to the respective court? However, the government didn’t even care to speed up the process in the national interest. On the contrary, it seems the Central Government intends to raise the baby in its womb only. Why else will they refuse to deliver it, even after the expiry of the pregnancy period and the passing of the tentative delivery date?

Another live example of the pitiful state of the judiciary in the nation is that the Karnataka High Court’s entire ground floor is closed, on account of, non-availability of Judges. Isn’t it a matter of shame for the entire judicial system? Further, what more could we, the common citizens of India, expect when, time and again, the Honourable Supreme Court itself blasts the government for its careless approach on serious issues. Doesn’t all this, in itself proves that whether the responsible person even cares about the common citizens or not?

The reason of this present clash between the Judiciary and the Government is on account of differences in opinions with regard to the appointment of Judges through Collagium. Collagium in simple terms is the appointment of judges by a consortium of senior judges. The Judiciaries view is that appointment of Judges should be through Collagium, while the Government is altogether opposing the Collagium process of appointment of judges. This clash somewhere makes us think that whether this fight is to prove who the ultimate boss among the two is or what? As far as, the appointment of judges is concerned, whether the judges are appointed by the Collagium or by any other means, the chances of person-specific favours and biased decisions can never be completely ruled out. The hard-core reality is that till the time manual interference is involved in any procedure, the chances of biased decisions will always prevail.

Herewith, let me make it very clear that I am not supporting or opposing the Collagium system. I am just raising the point that the common man simply wants justice. Is it too much to wish for? Why should we, the common citizens, be a victim of the fight between the judiciary and the government? Why should justice get hampered on account of the clash of egos between the two institutions? The common men are so innocent and are too engrossed in their daily chores that they are least bothered about the manner of appointment of judges. Should their ignorance be a reason to debar them from justice?

What a pity that in the fight between the two institutions, it’s always the common man who gets crushed. No one else has to suffer, but the common man, who is bragged to be the most powerful person in the democracy. Doesn’t expecting justice in such a democratic world equivalent to fooling ourselves? To even think about justice in the current judicial system will be like demanding too much. I always thought that “Justice is everyone’s birthright” but it seems that the “Common man don’t have the right to birth; forget about the right to justice”.

I would like to end this blog with the wish that “May justice prevails over everything else” and may all those who are responsible for fair justice gets awaken and work in the right direction towards “Justice for All”. I do wish that the Almighty give good sense to each one of us.

God bless you all!

Peyush Jain

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Is justice actually achieved in the current judicial system? – Part 2

Disclaimer – Coincidently, Part 1 of this blog referred to a case in which the person accused, is the same person who is recently held to be “not convicted” in yet another case, as in the former one. However, let me make it very clear, that this blog is not about any single person, but rather it’s about the whole judicial system. Without any second thought, I would like to state that this blog is meant to raise fingers towards the efficacy of our judicial system.


“Once again, a recent judgement by the ‘Honourable’ High Court, on dated 25th July 2016, in a high-profile case, in which the judgement travelled from “Convicted – to – Not convict”, in a ‘short’ duration of 18 years, raises a lot of questions/doubts in the mind of a ‘Common Man’, especially on the working style of the judiciary”. How appropriately those few starting lines from Part 1 of this blog (with a little modification) accommodates over here. And, this is the very reason that forced my brain cells to think that nothing really changed from that judgement to this judgement and it further aroused me to write Part 2 of the earlier blog.

Isn’t it a matter of shame for the investigating agencies and the judicial system who adjudged the accused as “Not Convicted”, majorly on the ground that the main witness in the high-profile case is missing, but the very next day, a news reporter named Mr. Manoj Kumar Purohit of the Hindi Daily Newspaper “Dainik Bhaskar” did a remarkable job of not only tracing out the witness but also getting his interview published in the newspaper, on dated 27th July 2016, wherein the so-called “missing witness” was quoted to have said that “Who says that I am missing, they should have taken my statement, I would have said the same thing what I said earlier i.e. The accused hunted the Chinkara (Indian gazelle)”.

Now, will the honourable court and the judges take a note of the same and reopen the case in the light of new findings? Will a case be registered against those who were responsible for the investigation in the said case? Above all, will the truth ever surface in front of the world? If such things don’t shake the people managing the judicial system than I am sorry to say but nothing can open their eyes. If the learned and respected judicial authorities ignore such shocking incidences than it won’t be wrong on my part to say that our judicial system is in wrong hands. Wake up before the system collapses in totality.

Herewith, I would like to quote the following paragraph extracted from my earlier Blog “Is justice actually achieved in the current judicial system” – “Who is right, who is wrong, whose judgement is correct and whose judgement is incorrect, is for the judiciary to decide, and we are not capable enough to comment on that. However, a simple question pops up in our mind, that if all the evidence are exactly the same in front of both the courts, then what is the reason behind such differences in judgement? Doesn’t this in itself raise doubts on the working style of the judicial system? Could it be considered as merely a matter of personal opinions of the respective ‘Honourable’ judges/benches? What if neither of the parties approaches the higher court in all such cases? Could justice be ever achieved this way?”.

Justice is being raped, every now and then, and still they expect us to believe and say that “We have full faith in the judicial system”? Sorry, but I am not a puppet to repeat or say things as per your likings. Put me behind the bars, but first, give me a valid reason to believe that justice could actually be achieved in the current judicial system. I know that it is too much to ask from the people governing the judicial system. However, every sane person knows it that there is an endless list of valid reasons which are more than enough to justify the disbelief of a common man in the current judicial system.

How many examples are there where a common man got justice against those who moulds every system, as per their wish, solely on account of the so-called Power and Money that they possess? It won’t be wrong on my part to say that most of the times the Judiciary tend to prove that it is for the people who have Power and Money. If you possess anything out of the two, then you are authorized to do anything as you wish to “irrespective of it being legal or not” and there is a high probability that you will get away with it without any charges ever being proved against you.

There are piles of cases which are pending in the court of law, the person who filed the case was no more alive in many of the cases when the time for its first hearing came, a lot many accused persons are set free in absence of adequate proofs against them, a lot many innocent persons are forcefully kept inside the bars by planting fabricated proofs against them. That’s the hardcore reality of our ‘respected’ Judiciary. Isn’t it a matter of shame for our judicial system?

At last, I would like to request each and every person governing the judicial system that if at all they have a awaken soul then take some drastic steps to improve the current judicial system, in order to, restore the faith of common men in the judicial system. Till then, no one can say it for sure that “Justice is actually achieved in the current judicial system”, and, as such, till the time judicial system embraces the much-needed changes, justice would be just an unachievable dream in most of the cases.

I wish that the Almighty give good sense to each one of us.

God bless you all!

Peyush Jain

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Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014 – Did we succeed in sending the right message to the criminals?

Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014, which was passed by Lok Sabha on dated 07th May 2015, got the assent of the Rajya Sabha on dated 22nd December 2015. Now it will be sent for the approval of the Honourable President of India. Once the bill gets the consent of the President of India, it will replace the present Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children)
Act, 2000 and will come into existence as a Law, from the date notified in the official gazette.

What was the need to bring about a change in the present Act? – The brutal gang rape with ‘Nirbhaya’ on 16th December 2012, which shook up the entire nation and the social outburst, as well as, the media coverage after that incidence was actually the trigger point that led to the amendment in the present Act.

What was the demand of the society? – The foremost demand of the common people was that the juvenile who are involved in heinous offences should be treated and tried at par, with the adult offenders, and the law should ensure that there is a provision of severe punishment for the convicts “irrespective of age”, in all such cases.

The two major changes incorporated in the Juvenile Justice Bill, 2014 – The two major changes brought about in the bill are that Firstly, the age of the juvenile involved in heinous offences is reduced from 18 years to 16 years and Secondly, the tenure of imprisonment in heinous offences is increased from maximum term of 3 years to maximum term of 7 years -10 years.

The questions that strike in the mind of the common men – Are those changes enough to curb the involvement of juveniles in heinous offences? Are the provisions inserted in the said bill fair enough to bring down the occurrence of brutal cases? What if any juvenile, who is below the age of 16 years, is found convicted of any heinous offence? Did we succeed in sending the right message to the criminals? Was it a real tribute to ‘Nirbhaya’, in the sense, that we did our level best to ensure that no such incidence will happen in future? Can we look into the eyes of the woman and say that we did something that will ensure that the new dawn will be much safer for them? Are we even aware of what we are seeding for the generations to come?

Well, as a common man what I feel is that, we once again failed to send a strong message to the criminals who are involved in all such inhuman acts, we once again failed to introduce a strong law against the criminals involved in heinous offences, we once again failed to save humanity from getting shattered. I may sound illogical to the lawmakers but my eyes can foresee that nothing is going to change with the recent amendments. ‘Nirbhaya’ (Fearless) is going to be blown out, every now and then, by the cyclones of criminals and the sufferers will always be the woman and their families. The reality is that we are not serious about the safety of women. Although, in our country, we worship woman as a Goddesses, but in our deeds, we don’t care about anything that is concerned with them. We failed to show that we have a zero tolerance against any heinous offence. Laws should be made to protect the innocent, to have a fear among the hearts of the criminals, but not to give the offenders an opportunity to escape.

Herewith, I would like to quote the following paragraph extracted from my other Blog “16th December 2012 – The Night that never saw the Dawn”. “Today on 20th December 2015, one of the culprits is set free on the ground that he was a juvenile at the time when he raped that innocent girl. Can a person, who was involved in a brutal gang rape, wherein the inhuman males went to the extent of inserting a rusted iron rod in the genital organs of a girl and assaulting her so bad that even her intestine is reported to have come out of the body, set free merely because he was a juvenile? What kind of a society we are breeding by such laws? Aren’t we conveying the message that the juvenile has all the freedom to do, as they wish because the maximum imprisonment is of 3 years? It’s a humble request that please stop discriminating the culprit with age, gender, caste, creed, colour etcetera. They are ‘Inhuman’…Period.

Now, it is for each one of us to introspect that are we taking the desired lessons from our past, to act soundly in our present, for a better future or not? I wish that the almighty give us the good sense to think for the sake of humanity, as a whole.

Peyush Jain