Today the spirit of Indian woman died with the death of the rape victim in Singapore.
The attempt of the Indian Govt. to show its ‘genuine” concern for its “daughter” was a pathetic, lame exercise in survival politics- it was to show to the masses on the streets, in their homes, that this Govt. “cares” for its women and will to go to any lengths to ensure that they are cared for!
In reality it was designed to be a clever politically motivated maneuver to deflect the heat away from their seat of power, and if the victim had survived, to take the accolades from the protesters, and tell them that they did it…
alas this gambit failed with the death of the rape victim! so where are these politicians now?
In no mans land!!
Now they cannot take the pedestal and proclaim their status as benevolent benefactors of the Indian masses, especially women and their rights, so their only recourse is to use national media platforms to shed crocodile tears, profess their sadness at the event, proclaim that they feel sorry for the victim and her family, AND pledge that they will ensure that she gets justice in the shortest possible time!
Please note that they say..in then shortest possible time and not in a clearly defined time frame!
Any above average man should be able to understand why a clear commitment has not been given by ANY politician in this matter.
With an estimated 50% of our active politicians (and many more wannabe politicians currying favors with the powers that be), with criminal cases registered against them, including rape cases, they dare not take any real, stringent, time bound action.
If they do, half of their bench strength will be gone in a wink, and they will be left high and dry, scurrying from pillar to post to cobble together a working majority to run their “private enterprise” as politicians!!
It is in their interest, that they delay real justice and systemic changes to our rule of law, because doing so would amount to hara kiri.
So what will they do now?
They will leverage any platform, to pretend to make promises to the agitated masses, delay he process of due law, and hope that the opium of the Indian DNA, HOPE, will be the ultimate death knell for an agitation for a just cause.
They will use time to their advantage (delay tactics) and play the classic strategy of “containment” as opposed to head on collision, all the time using their spin doctors to spin yarns, digress from the main issue and deflect the focus of the protesters from the issue.
They will use all possible means, violence, threats, subversion of the law, civil servants, coercion, corruption and lies to stem the current tide of public anger and angst, to subdue the momentum of this initiative to buy more time to spin more stories, more promises and eventually get away with it.
Such is the public anger on the subject that many have asked for mob justice to be meted out to the perpetrators of this heinous crime, and we get to hear our politicians speak of democratic rule of law, justice etc etc. All these words sound hollow coming from the fat cat politicians and their appointed spin doctors.
Is this not an abomination in the name of democracy in our country?
Is this not a perverted subversion of natural justice?
If this is democracy that is of the people, by the people and for the people, then why dont the people decide how to deal with rapists and corrupt politicians in our country who enjoy immunity from “right to recall” and are seen as morally and ethically corrupt?