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Life for women is never an easy journey. We wake up every day with the newspaper covered in the sheets of horror and pain caused to women. Survival of women on this planet is no less than a curse bestowed where every step taken needs to be careful, we are unable to protect our daughters due to the absence of humanity. The rape case of Asifa is very disheartening where a girl who barely has seen anything has to undergo the trauma. She was raped in auspicious Temple premises. The unexplainable pain and the trauma caused to a little soul is heart-wrenching to even imagine. life is indeed unfair to women.

Who should be blamed, the law of India, mentality of the people, or the victims. Maybe their existence is the real problem. Candle marches, protest, statements from known politicians are not enough for a mother who just lost her daughter to this inhuman treatment. The old trembling hands and the never-ending grief of a mother is a painful sight to witness.

Rape cases, injustices against women is not new in India. Right from the historic story of Draupadi to the horrific rape cases in India. The fateful night of December 16, 2012, where a 23-year-old woman was brutally, gang-raped and tortured in a bus. The incident triggered a wave of anger and outrage among the masses. Many people marched for the justice to the poor soul, lost once again to the barbaric act. The outrage brought a new hope where the law was amended. This country was shaken from the deep slumber of injustices to finally take some action. But are all those actions sufficient enough to stop rapes and murders?

Once again we have witnessed the gruesome rape and murder case of an 8-year-old girl who became the object of lust for some policemen who unfortunately are bestowed with the duty to protect the citizens of India. Thugs took away the life of innocent 8-year-old. The suffering she must have undergone is unexplainable. She would have cursed her existence on this planet.

This incident has sparked massive anger on various platforms. but is that all?, are candle marches, ravaging on social media platforms, speaking and changing the display pictures to women empowerment enough to bring a change. There seems to be no change brought to this case from the brutal rape case happened in 2012. There is no redressal to all the prejudices deeply rooted in our society. Families are busy teaching daughters to live a life full of honour while on another hand no question asked on the inappropriate actions of their sons.

And as far as the politicians and the law of this nations is concerned, tables have turned, the same people who once were in forefront protesting the rape case of 2012 are nowhere to be seen after coming in power.

The fear, consistent trauma which is faced by a women the moment she walks on the streets is proof that women are not safe. Are we at such a distance from humanity, that we choose to be the mere spectators to this act of brutality. Are we just having condolences and condemnation to offer, words are the only swords to fight this battle? they should be backed with actions which are necessary to create the terror in the minds of the rapists.

It’s high time to take actions and alter the misogynist mindsets which is deeply rooted in our society coupled with actions to bring a reform where all these injustices are reduced and real justice is served.

  Apologies, little angel we were not able to protect you. You lost your happy life in the hands of someone who didn’t even care before stabbing you to death. A soul is gone but no one seems to be concerned about the loss the nation has suffered.

The entire family of the little girl is in pain. What is terrifying is the fact about how the entire incident unfolded. People are trying to cover this immoral act under the sheets of communal thing to support the perpetrators.

The irony of the incident is rape took place in a temple where the a goddess is worshipped and inside the closed doors little Asifa lost her life. but little did the preparators care. the era is getting modern but we are running towards the narrower perspectives.

If the brutality is so high paced then humanity should be declared dead. 

Author’s bio

Rashmi Adwani  based in Mumbai , has been writing for various healthcare units. She has been writing various blogs for the past two years on various social platforms. Her articles are mostly about the woman’s health awareness. Her interest in forming a strong perception around topics which need awareness is responsible beyond many exceptional articles. Right now she is working with CURRAE Hospital( in order to create awareness among masses women health.



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