Monday, February 7, 2011

Reality Check

Despicable. That's the only word I can come up with to sum up the horrendous Trichur train incident. For those who are in the dark about this tragedy (I doubt there are such people; this issue has been well-publicised): An innocent woman was brutally hurt and raped, resulting in her untimely death.

This violent incident is a shame not only to Keralites, but to the whole mankind which degrades the status of women and denies them the respect they deserve. In spite of so much progress in various spheres, women are still not safe in India. They are in constant danger of eve-teasers, harassers, molesters... it's no wonder that parents, including mine, are scared to let girls out late in the evening. But such incidents are no longer confined to the dark; they even take place in broad daylight!

It's high time that this male-dominated society realised that women are an integral part of the society and that they should be accorded honour. Women are NOT the dirt under men's feet. Women have their pride, their dignity, and whoever messes with it should be punished strictly. Otherwise there's a big question mark over the safety of women...


  1. Zainab,
    You are right. Dignity and honour of women should be upheld.Most of the time, the guilty get away .Only strict punishment can deter such incidents

  2. I really feel that women are not honoured in society properly.
    We can put every onus on railway and government, but how strongly we are asking for our rights. Please remember these issues are taken up in kerala, in other places in India these are just daily life.
    Keep writing and protesting , these small voices builds a revolution.