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Politics of Rape

The reportage on the politics of rape of the two horrific incident of rapes of an 8-yr old minor Asifa in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir and 17-yr old girl in Unnao, UP (whose father has been beaten to death in judicial custody for demanding justice) is shocking and exposes the filth of our nation. A rape is now politicised without any consideration to the horrific nature of the crime or the trauma of the families of the victims.

I am shocked at the defence been put forth by the BJP who is in the ruling seat in both Jammu & Kashmir and UP.

In J & K the BJP is asking for a CBI probe, which in itself a joke, because BJP is in alliance government in the state and the police comes under the ruling government.

In UP, CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered for SIT probe but the BJP MLA accused for the horrific rape of the minor is roaming free and not been arrested under POCSO, in which an accused of a rape of a minor has to be arrested immediately.

Now it has been learned that the BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar has gone underground. The MLAs wife as a dutiful wife demands a narco-test on the victim.

Lets assume for a moment in UP, the rape accused was a politician from a rival party, what would have been the BJP action on the case and would it take the SIT probe route, especially after the fact that the victim is a minor and now her father is dead in judicial custody. I bet most eloquent and non-eloquent speakers and defenders of ‘Beti Bachao’ campaign would be screaming hoarse demanding justice. Right now they are defence is ‘lets wait for the SIT probe’.

In J&K the matter gets even more crazier wherein some defenders of the rights and culture of Hindus have decided to turn it into a communal issue because the victim is a young Muslim girl and the crime happened in a Hindu Devasthan and was committed by Hindus. Imagine for a moment it was a Hindu girl and alleged rapists were Muslims, will the BJP be demanding for a CBI probe on the case.

The fact is that those who are accused of committing the rape are not Hindus in their action but demons. And those Hindus who are out defending those accused of rape should be ashamed to call themselves Hindus. Hinduism respects women. She is Shakti to us.

On matters of rape, lets be honest politically everyone plays games and its shameful that we as citizens tolerate and support this nonsense because of our blind sycophancy. The truth is that we act callous because in the end that horrific trauma has not happened to someone in our family.

Wake up and take off our political glasses and see the truth that girls, we swore to protect as citizens of our country have been raped by some inhumans in the most inhumane manner, we need to get them justice.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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