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Mother, I want to live

by Uttam Gill (writer), BOMBAY(MUMBAI), December 20, 2012

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'Mother, I want to live'…This is what the girl, who was brutally raped and wrote on a piece of paper

'Mother, I want to live'… This is what the girl, who was brutally raped and wrote on a piece of paper.

The brutal gang rape of 23 year old girl in a moving bus and that too on busy road, in New Delhi has shocked the nation. Something is terribly wrong with my country. Every day we have been hearing news of crime against women and this horrific incident has once again made me believe that this country is heading towards anarchy.

Why that our women are unsafe? Do we need to have such horrific incident to awaken us from the slumber? Do we have to believe, the shady assurances of legislatures, who are so intoxicatingly holding a self divinity of their wisdom and in so abject manner, they are taking up the issues in the parliament as well in public. Do we have to believe and trust law enforcing agency? Do we have to wait for judicial activism to take a note of anarchical decay in our society and they take action? This undue wait is at premium. Long years of our freedom, have not made us proud, of saying, that our women are safe. How the hell it matters, if somebody takes political mileage or not; it makes no difference, as long as any constructive actions fetch the desired change, it is good. In the cynical and draconian opera of so called masters of common men have so pathetically performed, that my head hang in shame. Why, in spite of having such a vibrant democracy, we could not translate the dreams of our forefather to make this country a promising land of peace, harmony and safety. Why, that the woman is still looked upon as piece of commodity?

To hell with this arrogance that we, the Indian are the best; my foot, how can we call ourselves the best when basic freedom of an individual (especially woman) is so casually bartered to medieval beliefs, impressions and criminal actions. Certainly, something is terribly wrong in our society. We all are perpetrators of crime in denial, saying and believing that everything is fine; believing that we have the best system to contain heinous crime against woman…Believing that our police can keep us safe…Believing that our legislatures would rise to the occasion…Believing that our judiciary would create a deterring impact over the criminals…I am afraid over the fear of simmering threat nobody can be coxed to believe. Once the belief and faith are shaken, it is then imperative for three pillar of democracy i.e. legislature, judiciary and executives to take command over the situation and take concerted action. Right now scenario is so bleak for millions of my country man to believe.

I pray for that young woman who is struggling in hospital for her life. These barbaric and sick men so brutally raped this woman that even Satan would shudder to do so…These lunatics needs to be given an exemplary punishment. …No mercy to them…I mean it, so as more than 1 billion people of my country…TO THEM DEATH WITH PAIN TILL THEY DIE…NO LESS NO MORE

Quoting Times of India “By the time you will finish reading this report(article), at least one woman would have been raped, molested, harassed or even murdered somewhere in India”

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Uttam Gill is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Barbara MacDonald on December 20, 2012 at 04:35 pm

Oh God, Uttam, this breaks my heart into a million prayers are with this young lady and her family...may they somehow find the strength to live and go on to heal from this horrendous cowardly act of violence.

I have known you so long my friend and I know that this is so troubling to your heart and soul...I know you love your India, and also served as a soldier, and how very proud you are of so many wonderful parts of your culture....but this must be like a kick in the face to all the God fearing people of your India...I am so sorry that good people have to suffer this are right...everyone needs to be accountable...this must be changed...the women need to rise up in protest together to show their strength... Oh Uttam, I pray...I am crying tears that do not want to stop for all my sisters that live in India...we are all women, and their pain is my pain...Please God, make this stop...bring justice to this family...send the offenders straight to Hell ...

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By melanie jean juneau on December 20, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I am speechless, heart pounding, teary- eyed BUT India is not alone, misogyny exists in every culture, every time period, sometimes it manifsts in a more cruel manner. God Have mercy on us all.

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By Uttam Gill on December 21, 2012 at 09:55 am

Yes barb it is certainly so shocking...Lets' pray this stops

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By Uttam Gill on December 21, 2012 at 09:58 am

Melanie this is the height of cruelty...I hope and pray that world be a safe place

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By HomeRearedChef on December 21, 2012 at 11:53 am

It’s barbaric, Uttam, what these beasts are capable of. I have two daughters that I love fiercely, and I cannot imagine something like this ever happening to them. I really feel for this young woman and what she and her mother most are going through. I pray that God will see them through this and also that healing will begin. Though I’m sure the physical and mental scars will remain forever.

I have a son, and two grandsons, and my daughter and I are doing everything in our power to teach our sons respect and value of women. That is where it should begin. But we can’t always blame the parents. Sometimes our children just simply go astray.

I will pray for your India, Uttam, that change for the better will begin to take place.

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By Uttam Gill on December 22, 2012 at 10:10 am

Yes Virginia, they are beast...certainly a very tormenting time for mother and other family members of that girl...We need your prayers...we pray that our kids be safe too...

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By HomeRearedChef on December 22, 2012 at 02:14 pm

AMEN Uttam!!

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By Anastasia on January 08, 2013 at 05:59 pm

Uttam, thank you for drawing my attention to this heartfelt article. I had already signed off for the season when it was published.

I wrote elsewhere that I've long opposed the death penalty in principle. This awful story, which made me cry, has tested my principles to the point of breaking.

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