Death of Delhi’s Girl Child : ” A Candle In The Wind “


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           DECEMBER 29 , 2012           05.00 P.M.

Woke up today to the sad news of the death of  the unfortunate girl , who got gang raped in Delhi in a moving bus . She battled for her life for few days and finally succumbed to her wounds , physical and mental both .

I became numb . Shame and guilt engulfed me . In our religion we worship 51 SHAKTIPEETHAS , temples of goddess Durga , yet this happened . In our country even rivers and animals are called MATA , yet this happened . In our literature women are eulogized , yet this happened . Eons ago Manusmriti eulogized women as :

यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते , रमन्ते तत्र देवताः ,

यत्रैतास्तु न पूज्यन्ते , सर्वास्तत्रा  क्रिया अफलाः ।।

[ That house becomes abode of Gods , where women are worshipped . Everything fails in the place , where they get insulted . ]

Jay Shankar Prasad , a Hindi poet , also wrote about women in his epic book ” Kamayani ” :

नारी तुम केवल श्रद्धा हो , विश्वास रजत नग पगतल में ,

पीयूष स्रोत सी बहा करो , जीवन के  सुन्दर समतल में ।।

English: Durga puja at Burdwan

Durga puja at Burdwan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But it all seems in vain . Women are , in their daily life , subjected to rape , insult , verbal abuse and teasing . Their whole existence is at stake at their working places . In public transport they have to face leery looks of lecherous men .Voyeurism is prevalent in our culture and we do take voyeuristic pleasure while gaping at women . We eulogize women as Goddesses but the reality is pathetic .

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Beggar Girl at one of New Delhi’s busy Metro Rail Stations. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is unfortunate . Whatever happened was very unfortunate . But more unfortunate was the behaviour of our ruling oligarchs . Sheila Dikshit , the woman Chief Minister of Delhi , looked helplessly . Sonia Gandhi , the Chairperson of UPA and President of Congress made a pretence of meeting protesters . It is now alleged that they were members of NSUI , the student wing of Indian National Congress . Youth icon Rahul Gandhi is maintaining stoic silence . He does some drama of going to villages and eating and sleeping in the houses of Harijans whenever elections are round the corner . But a 23 old girl’s plight couldn’t move him . Most unfortunate behaviour came from Sushil Kumar Shinde , the Home Minister . He is a Dalit but was unable to empathise with the other weaker section , the hapless girl . President Pranab Mukherjee’s son is another nut case . His very unfortunate remark about some ”  …..dented and painted ……. women coming for few second’s fame ” is deplorable . Sanjay Nirupam also came to chip in . His remarks against Smriti Irani shows his male chauvinism .

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Sheila Dikshit , Chief Minister of Delhi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Sonia Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Rahul Gandhi . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Pranab Mukherjee, current President of India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Sanjay Nirupam

Sanjay Nirupam , Congress MP (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Though the girl wanted to live , she is now dead . The ruling oligarchy is trying every trick in the book to save their skin . Delhi has become a war zone . India Gate is beyond reach of common people . Members of Congress are shedding copious tears . But everyone knows that these male chauvinist are just trying to gain time . Public memory is short and elections are still 2 years away . These morons know that by the time next general election is announced , this hapless girl child will be a forgotten news .

Today , when I was reading all the comments about this girl , I suddenly remembered Elton John’s song ” A Candle In The Wind ” . He had originally made it in 1973 for Marilyn Monroe  . He re – wrote the song in 1997 for Princess Diana . I am giving the original version . Words are still relevant , even though 39 years have passed and it was written for another person and in totally different circumstances :

Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
They crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered into your brain
They set you on the treadmill
And they made you change your name
And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did
Loneliness was tough
The toughest role you ever played
Hollywood created a superstar
And pain was the price you paid
Even when you died
Oh the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Marilyn was found in the nude
Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
Goodbye Norma Jean
From the young man in the 22nd row
Who sees you as something more than sexual
More than just our Marilyn Monroe
These ominous words still haunt you . They are still relevant . I end my blog with agony , pain and head bowed in shame .
Good bye , young one ! You were destiny’s unfortunate child …….
And it seems to me , you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in

I have nothing more to say . If you stand for a girl child , I know what you can face . Whole system will gang up against you . Male chauvinist , their accomplices and their pathetic factotum , sycophants and fawning parasites will try to muzzle your voice . And voyeuristic India will only look with glee and sadistic pleasure . None will come forward to help . It will become a lonely , personal fight , an uneven , unequal battle .

But without caring for male chauvinist , I will try to inculcate these views of mine among the students of my acting school ,  Vidur’s Kreating Charakters . So that , if needs be , they could be of some help to a girl child and just won’t be a moot spectator .

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Shame on You Sheila Dikshit !


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           DECEMBER 19 , 2012           11.59 P.M.

Sheila Dikshit is the Chief Minister of NCR Delhi . Sonia Gandhi is the Chair – Person of UPA and she is President of Indian National Congress also . Both are woman . Both recently went to Gujarat for electioneering and said that women are not safe in Narendra Modi‘s Gujarat . I am yet to hear about any rape case in Gujarat .

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Sonia Gandhi, President of the Indian National Congress (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Sheila Dikshit , Chief Minister of Delhi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aren’t they ashamed ? They are blaming Narendra Modi’s Gujarat , when girls are continuously being raped in Delhi under their nose . They are shedding copious tears for Gujarat and maintaining stoic silence in Delhi . They are not even emotionally moved . When a girl was raped last time in Delhi , Sheila Dikshit issued a statement that moving out in the night should be avoided. She , as the Chief Minister of Delhi , was not a bit concerned about law and order situation . She maintained that no rape would happen if girls don’t roam around in the night or venture out early in the morning .

The whole nation is aghast at the current rape of a girl in the moving bus in Delhi . But shameless politicians have again started playing their games . Statements are again being issued . Outrage is again demonstrated . Promises of swift action are again dished out . Visits of VIPs to the hospital has again started . But I know nothing is going to be changed .

When persons of the stature of Sonia Gandhi and Sheila Dikshit go to Gujarat and make false accusations for temporary electoral gains , you know that nothing will ever change because elections are not round the corner in Delhi .

I am reproducing the complete story , which I got from a friend on my BBM :

The full story – The bus driver ram singh went out with his 6 friends ( 2 rkp sabzee wale + all bihari ) the girl and the guy was called by the driver and were given proper tickets ( the bus was a school bus with black curtains .. Not permitted for transport use ) the girl was 23 a very good student and wanted to reach dwarka mor.
After they got in , the guys hit a rod on the guys’s head and threw him out , then raped the girl one by one which was moving continuously in the posh areas of delhi and ncr.
After raping her badly , one of them inserted a very long rod in her vagina which almost killed her and threw her out and ran away.

She was lying in the middle of the road hurt and nude.. Not even single person helped her or covered her for an hour.
When police came in no one helped them pick her up. They were just not interested at all.

The girl’s vagina + small and large intestine is totally damaged and she cannot live a married or normal life. Doctor said ” main bayan nahi kar sakta ki ussne kya kya zheela hai … Bolte hue muzhe dard hota hai “. She has gone in coma 5 times from 16th dec. She is unconscious , critical and is non stop crying. The ribs are damaged as well.

That’s the whole story
And that’s what delhi people are.
And her only fault was that she took a wrong bus!

I’m not ashamed to broadcast such a message to make people aware that what’s going on in our capital!! ‘So called capital’.                                    Sushma Swaraj demands death penalty for rapists (Delhi Rape Case). Agree or Disagree? Dont shy away and please your vote here.
{www.ndtv.com/article/polls/sushma-swaraj-wants-death-sentence-for-rapists-agree-or-disagree-306803}
Kindly spread the word. Help women live their life.

This is the message I got in the morning and I am reproducing it verbatim . I am aghast . I am ashamed . I denounce Sheila Dikshit in the strongest term . Heads must roll . Police Commissioner of Delhi must be held accountable for this heinous crime . A fast track court should be constituted and capital punishment should be awarded to these criminals .

Rape

Rape is crime against humanity . Rape is like crucifying Christ again and again . Rape should be  condemned in strongest term and no excuses should be made . It leaves a scar in the psyche of the victim . It is considered a social stigma . It has traumatized the hapless victims since time immemorial  .

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Rape (Photo credit: Valeri Pizhanski)

I am sorry that when an innocent girl is fighting for her life and will always fight for her honour , if she survives , some Union Ministers were enjoying lavish dinner in a 5 Star hotel in same Delhi last night .

Need I say anything else ? Is there any empathy left in this world ? My emotional psyche is disturbed and wounded .

I denounce this incident in strongest term . I , on behalf of all the students and staff of my acting institute Vidur’s Kreating Charakters , demand Sheila Dikshit’s resignation and demand that Police Commissioner of Delhi should immediately be removed from his post and he should be held accountable for this crime .

Shame Sheila Dikshit , shame !! May God’s curse be on you for making Delhi , the rape capital of India !

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