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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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The Martyr’s soul will indeed be Proud

Miss Gurmehar Kaur, a 20-year-old student of Delhi University, is being trolled and threatened for opposing one of the acts of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). She basically hails from Jalandhar, India and was a part of the campaign run against ABVP on social media platform. Herewith, please be noted that it is being alleged that the members of ABVP were involved in the violence that took place on dated 22nd February 2017 in the campus of Ramjas College, New Delhi. Now it’s for the authorities and the investigation agencies to investigate and reveal the names of all those who were involved in that violent act.

However, it seems that as a “customary act” once again the attention has been deliberately shifted from the main issue to the opposition of that very issue. So, before reaching to any conclusion, it will be prudent for us to know that what this girl was actually opposing. Was her stand in favour of any Anti-Nation activity? Was she opposing any kind of legal activity? Above all what exactly she wanted to convey? And to find the answer to all such questions, we will have to go through the post of Gurmehar Kaur. If anyone with sane mind looks at her post, they could easily figure it out that she was simply opposing any kind of violence in the college. Further, to voice her stand against violence this brave girl openly dared ABVP that she is not afraid of them.

Now, I seriously fail to understand that what is the mistake of this girl in raising her voice against a serious issue? In a country whose “Father of the Nation” was himself against any kind of violence is it wrong on the part of a Martyr’s daughter to raise her voice against violence? Nowadays, how easy it is to pronounce anything as an Anti-Nation activity. If someone raises their voice against any kind of injustice, they are held as Anti-Nation. What kind of democracy is this where one who speaks against violence has to leave the city and those who were actually involved in that violence are still roaming freely in that very city?

Shame on us that in the heat of opposing someone we can fall to such a low-level, that we don’t even hesitate in threatening people from raping them. What kind of society is this where the educated youths are indulging in violence and still they get support in the name of Patriotism? However valid our point may be but who on earth gave us the right to take law in our hands? A democratic nation should have a zero tolerance policy against any kind of violence. Only then we can make our country a safe place to live in.

Surprisingly, the tech savvy Central Government always keeps mum whenever such incidences take place, especially in which people related to their political party are involved. While, at all the other time, the Central Government’s ministers including our Pradhan Sevak are super active on social media platforms. Why can’t the Central Government take a strong stand against any kind of violence and come out openly to oppose all those who were involved in such kind of acts? I hope they know it that they are a People’s Government, not a Party Specific Government.

A Central Minister on this incidence commented that “The Martyr’s soul must be crying”. Mr. Minister, it’s not the martyr’s soul, rather we should be the one who should be crying on such a treatment with a martyr’s family in our country. It is the same nation to which Late Captain Mandeep Singh gave preference over his family or any other thing. It is the same nation for which he gave away his life in the 1999 Kargil war. It is the same nation for which the martyr’s father too served in the armed force. And for all this sacrifice and love towards the nation what he gets in return?

His daughter is not safe in the same country, she is being threatened with rape and murder, she is getting trolled for voicing against violence and above all she has to leave the city for security reasons. Is this the way a martyr’s family should be treated within his own country? Forget about showing respect towards the martyrs, these people can’t even respect the dignity of a female. However, it is commendable that in spite of all the threats the brave girl stands against the sick minded people. Seeing her daughter’s brave stand, the martyr’s soul will indeed be Proud.

I would like to end this blog with the hope that may we always choose a peaceful and a decent way of protesting against anything that we want to oppose. Let there be freedom of speech and expression in a real sense. For the sake of this nation, I urge everyone not to link each and everything with an anti-nation act. I wish that the Almighty give good sense to each one of us.

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

Posted in Crime, Democracy, Injustice, Judicial System, Justice, Juvenile, Rape, Slogging, Victim, Woman

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

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

The cold night of 16thDecember 2012, witnessed a brutal gang rape of a brave human being named ‘Nirbhaya’, by six coward inhuman beings. The dreams of a young innocent girl of just 23 years of age were shattered in that single night. She was like any other girl, the pride of her family, a trustable shoulder for her friends and above all a normal human being. She wanted to live, she wanted to pursue her dreams and she wanted to witness that dawn when the culprits will get punished for their act. But all her wishes came to an end. Alas, that was the Night that never saw the Dawn.

Maybe, the almighty did not want her to suffer for more in this cruel world, as such took her away from us, within a few days of that brutal incidence. On 29th December 2012, even before the dawn could break, ‘Nirbhaya’ took her last breath, after bravely fighting for her life during all those painful days.

What was her fault? Why was she made to suffer to that extent? What was the mistake of her family? Was being a girl her fault? Was it a mistake of her family that they gave birth to a female child in this cruel world? ‘Nirbhaya’ has gone far away from us but she left behind a lot of questions to be answered by us. Her family is left broken and from that day onwards their only aim of life is to get justice in this case. Even after 3 long years, the wet tired eyes of her family members are still waiting for that very moment when the cruel killers of ‘Nirbhaya’ will get the punishment they deserve. What a shame, that after three long years of that incident her mother has to say that “Crime has won and I have lost”.

It is rightly said that “Justice delayed, is justice denied”. In all such cases, not only the victim suffers but their family is destined to die every moment waiting for justice. While the culprit laughs at the system which gives them the freedom to commit such inhuman act and still get away from any kind of severe punishment. It’s shameful on our part that we couldn’t bring a new law into existence even in a long duration of three years from that incidence. Are we even concerned about woman’s safety? Yet, we want the common man to have faith in our judicial system.

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.

Herewith, I would like to quote the following paragraph extracted from my other Blog “India – My Country, My Dream”, under the sub-heading Crime free India – “The growth in the number of rape cases is too scaring. What a shameful and alarming situation for any country to get 4-5 rapes cases registered every hour. We can just imagine what will be the figure like when the number of cases that do not get registered or the cases of Domestic Violence etcetera comes on record. Aren’t we taking such cases too casually? Can we put our hand on our heart and claim that we have a zero tolerance policy in all such cases? Just name one ‘successful’ measure that our society, our government has taken to bring down such cases. It’s a humble request of this common man that irrespective of all the other measures to stop such cases, “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”.”

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.

Whenever we hear about such cruel incident, the heart cries out and prays that such incidences should not happen with any woman. However, nothing changes in reality. We get back to our routine life and forget everything as if nothing actually happened and simply wait for another brutal incident to take place after which we can mourn a bit. Hope, we realize that it’s a high time that we save humanity from getting shattered, every now and then. I would like to request every female that please be safe and please be extra cautious.

Nirbhaya’ (means Fearless), the flame of your personality will always ignite our memories and you will indeed live forever in our heart!!!

My prayers for the family of ‘Nirbhaya’ and wish that the almighty keeps ‘Nirbhaya’ happy wherever she is.

God bless!

Peyush Jain