I swear – no sarcasm or smart-ass-ism here..
What are we protesting for?
Now, I get what we are protesting against. But what are we protesting for?
Immediate action on this particular case?
Well.. to me, it looks as though all 6 accused have been arrested and the fast-track courts are very much on the right track. Plus, since none of them have political or financial clout, they aren’t going to be let off – certainly not after this outrage.
Action against policing lapses?
OK.. seems to be happening to some extent.
Security measures to be strengthened?
Promises are pouring in day by day.. Though, I don’t see how banning tinted windows is going to change some bestial insecure men’s mind to brutalize women to ‘teach them a lesson’.
For police to suddenly open their eyes to gender-equality and be gender-sensitive?
Not happening in the short-term.
Amendment of the law? Passage of the sexual assault bill?
a) Ain’t gonna happen in 1-2 days
b) I wonder how many of those protesting know what the present law is, what the proposed law is, or what they want the law to be. Frankly, I don’t.
Death penalty, chemical castration, torture for rapists?
Every time I see that hot-headed demand, my heart breaks a bit.. and some more when I see it coming from young and old, informed and ignorant alike!
Assurance from the government?
Really? Do we even believe what our politicians say anymore?
Token action? Token resignations at higher levels of the government or police force?
I don’t see how that can help.
For our society to turn a new leaf and treat its women how they should be treated?
a) Not happening in our life-time, forget short-term.
b) Change has to start at
home one’s own head.
For the government to instill confidence in our women that they are safe – on and off the road, day and night, from the known and the unknown?
Impossible. Such confidence comes only from what one experiences – over a long period of time.
I just don’t get it.