It's been five years. We may subtly call it the fifth anniversary of Nirbhaya’s Gang rape and murder on the gory night of December, 16th 2013 , but it almost feels like a nightmare. It brings shivers down the spine, and jolts our conscience. But, we have a question to ask; to ourselves, to others, infact to the entire nation, Have we grown past it?
All that horror? All that agony, pain, demonstration, the promises of the political parties and marches has dusted to nothing? No, we are not ready to accept it. It's not a fact to be accepted, a notion to be alright with! Several campaigns have been run ever since then, whether it be the Nirbhaya fund issued by the Government of India of Rupees 10 billion corpus which has been sitting idle, or #Metoo , MARD and several others which claim to raise the issue, but are drops in the ocean of darkness, trauma and sufferings of women dealing witb the brunt of brutal molestation, savagery and no justice for their honour.
So, if you ask us, what is the need of the hour?
It is not to take yet another stand and forget it in a couple of months, but it is, to fight against the odds, to raise thunderous voices against every bit of molestation, to become bold, to question our morale, and most of all to inculcate respect and thoughtfulness for every human, irrespective of their gender. Our education needs to be revised, our systems and practices revoked and reframed, and our mentality to be above the generic thought of self preservation to preserving the humanity.
Today, let's promise to be better, not just for our mothers and sisters but for Humanity.
Let the bleeding world Heal a little!
The things you'll see when you change your perspective, laying down in this case.
The beauty of instagram , posting the bits you want people to see, the smiling face , the helium balloon , the party. Nobody could tell you have just been through the biggest tragedy of your life, nobody wants to post about heartbreaks and coping with loss. Ain't that convenient.