Worship of The Divine as Mother is a special characteristic of the Indian Culture , Navratrhi the nine days festival of India where Feminine side of nature is Specially worshiped does not some how reflect the societies attitude towards woman .
In Hinduism Money and Knowledge are blessed by goddess Lakshmi and Saraswathi respectively , you can understand the difference and explanation at Dev Dutt’s blog .Unfortunately what people are doing is not implementing what they learn from child hood through rituals , symbols and stories .
Domestic violence is a very common thing in our society which is very sad , In the morning husband wakes up , do Pooja to the Goddess and other gods and read some spiritual book go to office and return in the night , drinks alcohol and beats wife for various reasons. again in the morning he worships goddess ? how can he is out of my understanding .
This Bruised Goddess campaign is wonderfully highlighting the problem .My criticism or cynicism is only for those who abuse women and I am not generalizing all men are like this .
The copy for the ad read, “Pray that we never see this day. Today more than 68 percent of women in India are victims of domestic violence. Tomorrow it seems like no woman shall be spared. Not even the ones we pray too.”
Lets see some facts related to crime against woman in India :
72 women are raped every 24 hours in India, that’s 1 woman every 20 mins ! According to the National Crime Records Bureau of India, 244,270 incidents of violence and crimes against women were reported in 2012. Shamefully of which 8,541 are rape of minors .
After the brutal Rape in Delhi government has passed a Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013,for punishing in crimes like gang-rapes, acid attacks, stalking, etc which they thought will act as a deterrent. But the problem lies deeply rooted and in a Tehelka research all most all the Cops in Delhi blamed woman for their plight .
This video is a wonderful satire for all those who says RAPE happened because the way women dress or behave : its YOUR fault !
The conviction rate for rape,was as low as 24.2% in 2012, down from 26.4% in 2011 and 26.6% in 2010 ,Thus, on an average our criminal justice system managed conviction in only 7 out of a 1000 complaints for rape .
Who RAPE ?
Have you seen silence of the lambs ? where Hannibal gives clue : You covet what you see !
Only 1,8% rapes are done by unknown persons‒453 (1.8%) all the other crimes are committed by parent/close family member‒ 393 (1.6%), other relatives ‒1,585 (6.4%), neighbours ‒8,484 (34%), other known persons ‒ 14,008 (56.2%), and Moreover, 1,175 incidents of rape by juveniles were reported in 2012 .
India with its vibrant culture and great diversity as a society needs to change and this starts from home , where the learning begins , the mindset of society needs to change , nothing else is the solution .
- ‘Bruised goddesses’ hurt Indian feminists
- 8,541 minors raped in India last year: NCRB
- Rape and Honour Crimes
Hope you liked this article ,please share your opinions and suggestions regarding this topic. Crime against woman is a shame ,lets fight to make India better .