Coming across the horrendous case of the rape of a 8 year old Zainab Ansari from Pakistan boiled my blood just how it would to anyone else. It made me ponder upon a remorseful thought “is this world safe for us anymore?” Keeping aside the issues of short dresses or roaming around late at night, does a small girl not having her parents for a short period make it justified to rape her? Is the lust so cheap that it’s satisfaction can mean raping an 8 year old innocent?
Today, out of anger and remorse, I want to share some reasons which are giving rise to rapism and all other brutalities.
The Delayed Justice
India and Pakistan are always arguing about whose development is at a faster pace. However, I strongly feel that both are on the same lines in matters of few things, and judiciary is the most evident example. Both the countries have a bunch of judgmental people but when it comes to passing on judgments in courts, the matter takes years and centuries. The very case of Nirbhaya was the biggest example of the delayed justice provided by our country. Even after 5 years of the incident a proper judgement WHICH WAS IMPLEMENTED is yet to happen. It’s important to understand that delayed justice is just like denied justice. Matters like these when not solved lead to the road for people to take the law in their own hands.
Carelessness & Lack of Security
Leaving an 8 year old girl with a relative and going on Umrah is not what religion demands. Though, the gruesome act wasn’t justified in any way. The parents should have thought about their young girl as a parent’s care and security can never be substituted by any relative or friend. Also, an 8 year-old can’t be dressed in a provocative manner luring men. Men should be socialized in such a manner that they consider rape as dangerous as cannibalism and that’s important.
Laws on other unnecessary things
With thousands of rape cases being filed officially every year the Government is yet to take a strict action against this on both sides of the border. Various unnecessary laws like Bans on torrent or beef are passed and implemented efficiently. We see a lot feminist protests and over exaggerating demands of people like gay rights etc. But when it comes to these cases all the hands and legs of judiciary turn weak.
No Values for protests
The protests that were held against the killing of Zainab was reacted to by the Police in a very nice way, firing. Yes, people lost their lives at the protests which shows that the humanity and ability to give justice is all weak. Various Pakistani celebrities have stood for #JusticeforZainab and various petitions have been doing the rounds to hang the culprit in public which is totally justified.
Pakistani Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan were among the celebrities using the hashtag #JusticeForZainab, which is trending on Twitter.Imran khan in his video tweet showed his grief for the 7 year old innocent Zainab and the brutality that the police did.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 10, 2018
On the similar lines, the News Anchor Kiran Naz showed her greif and anger as well.
Apart from Kiran Naz, many parents of the previous rape victims also spoke out and shared their misery.
It’s now important for the officials to take the necessary steps by carrying out efficient investigations.
Public Accusing the Wrong Person for Zainab’s Case
The entire Zainab’s case was enough to shock all sane people around however the other issue that crept in is something that can cost another innocent life too. People have already suspected a person all from just a post on social media and have started abusing him already.
The renowned activist Jibran Nasir has also brought out the video of the accused on Twitter to give him a chance to prove his innocence. The person thankfully broke his silence and proved is innocence.
One can understand anger but one should oppose irresponsible behaviour. Stop playing detective trying to solve sensitive cases through social media. Here is video of the guy people are accusing of being #Zainab‘s kidnapper. Let Police find out. We may be endangering an innocent pic.twitter.com/re7dBPuKxH
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) January 11, 2018
Though, the issue is something defiantly that will boil our blood but at the same time it’s important that we don’t make a mistake in this fit of rage that’ll make all of us regret always.
Zainab could be you or me; your sister, daughter, wife or mother. It’s time we take stand for strict laws to be implemented in these matters. Today, I won’t be asking for the opinions as it’s completely evident that we all all are grieving. All we can do is pray for Zainab and all other girls. At the same time, we must take the responsibility of spreading the voice to ring bell in governments of all countries to take right actions against the rapists. The most critical thing the society needs today is the efficient execution of efficient democratic powers.
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