Thursday, June 20, 2013

Laws alone are not enough!

The story of violence against women seems endless in our country even after the 65 years of Independence. Women were considered feckless and even today the same. We can say, the status of women has upheaval by the present time. Many of the laws have been made by the government, seats are reserved for the women in train compartments, Lok sabha, and colleges and are given special privileges in society but that's not enough.
 Laws alone are not enough!
According to the laws, everyone has a right to be treated equally but actually they are limited to the constitution only. If it would have been followed truly; there would have been no injustice to women in society, no insecurity, no contempt, why the number of rape cases are increasing day by day? Why their faces are burned with cruelty if they protest for the wrong happened to them? Why they are being threatened? .Still the women of our country are struggling for the respect and equal position in the society.

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Last year, I was given a home assignment to write an essay about the 'Situation of the Women in Our Society'. I wrote my essay of 3 pages. As I am a favorite student so my teacher asked me to show my essay before other students. He was happy I never failed him as my assignments are always updated. He read my first line; made a big red circle ... that line was ''Women in our society are treated no less than a slave’’. 

He randomly prompted a question Does your father treat your mother as a slave?? I replied No! Was completely blank because that's not what exactly I meant. Then again he asked, Do your parents treat you and your brother unequally?? Are you not being loved by your parents because you are a girl child?
I had no answer to those questions. He kept on speaking: Don't you see the great remarks made by females in our society and society's acceptance to their contributions?

That was the point I took. Sir, I agree to what you have said , you are not wrong in any of the ways but your  views are concise to those remarks only, to those personalities. Still in many parts of India and country women are treated no less than a slave. Again I repeated the same statement, if it's not so then why they are deprived to even take birth just because she is a girl child! (Is it a mistake?) Why is she discriminated in society even in her own family?? Though our country has achieved Freedom but it's useless if the woman of such a country lives with fear, strange, disguise to go alone in the streets or even live secure at her own home??
They have always a terror in their mind of being raped, exploited, and disregarded by the society.

They are not allowed to take the decisions ...why? Because they have no respect; they have actually but our so called sagacity society does not feels to give importance. For men women are like a toy with whom they play till the time they enjoy and throw them away like a garbage ,even today in many Indian families a girl child is considered as a curse; a bad fate to them. To get rid off that curse they even commit shameful and merciless act such as Female Feticide. Though their condition has improved but still they are treated as slaves!

The classroom was echoing with claps. Even my teacher agreed. He said, 
Changes in society comes gradually not instantly; but you are right. I was happy and felt stronger from inside. I spoke of something that must be louder to the society to pursue the wanted change.  

While stepping through the streets when a guy gives me a strange look I hesitate a bit of his creep intentions but within a second I take my steps with confidence.
I am not a curse to this world and being a female is not a curse to me. I am proud to be a girl and those who aren't I'll make them proud not only of me but of all the women. 
For that we need to step out of our fears, boundaries that society has marked to keep us deprive of our rights. Let us stand independent for ourselves yet united. 
 
‘Unity has a power, right things can't be ignored for the longer time, we can't win without loosing... We've already lost now it's time to win! ‘


“Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.” - Margaret Sanger

26 comments:

  1. Well said... Excellent post yar.
    "Unity has a power, right things can't be ignored for the longer time" - WOnderful quote to end. Time to wake up and show the active support. Time to come out of the virtual world. Let it be a beginning for the better tomorrow.

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    1. Welcome to My Friendship Deepak!

      You exactly concluded my post. Happy, you liked it.
      Thanks a ton for stopping by and leaving your valuable views. Hope to see you again :-)

      My best wishes to you, Deepak
      Happy Blogging

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  2. A very powerful post, Simran. All girls must feel the strength that helps them combat the hurdles created by the society. I commend you for this!

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    1. That would happen when all the girls realize they can not be underestimated. Thank you so much Diwakar, that means a lot!

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  3. A strong message ... The world would be so much better if women are treated with respect and dignity ... perhaps it's time to get united and eliminate the evils that have been dwelling in the society since long !!!!

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    1. True...
      It's time to turn wrongs into right... wrong should not and cannot be tolerated for a long time.
      Thank you so much dear for leaving your views...they are always awaited as soon as I post something :-)

      Best wishes

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  4. Laws are never enough, no matter how many you make and impose..
    we already have so many in place.. until and unless the thinking and mindset is improved all laws are just show-offs

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    1. Exactly!

      Thank you so much Jyoti for sharing your views :-)

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  5. Excellent post Simran, and extremely mature...I loved the thing that you used your real life experience to put forward your views...
    "I am not a curse to this world and being a female is not a curse to me. I am proud to be a girl and those who aren't I'll made them proud not only of me but of all the women. " When every girl will start this, no one will dare to treat her the way she is being treated.

    And you are equally good in long and serious posts too...Keep writing God bless you Angel :)

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    1. Thank you so much aayu for leaving such a thorough comment. Glad you loved it! :-)

      Lots of Love & Wishes

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  6. Very powerful piece of writing Simran. And as I have always told you,its remarkable that something like this comes from someone as young as you. With your generation coming up with such profound thoughts,I am sure that the women in our society will have a better tomorrow. Lots of love always.

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    1. I am touched by your words ...
      It would be truly an honor and a great achievement of mine if I could bring some good changes for the betterment of our society and country.

      Thank you so much
      My best wishes and Lots of Love to you and Aishani.

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  7. well said Simran!.
    Its not just laws that matter,its our attitude towards them as well.for respect towards women can be taught and not enforced.
    Its a lovely post with a strong opinion.
    I look forward to many more from you dear.

    Ash

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    1. You are right we can be taught but not enforced!
      We have to take the strong steps and stiff decisions.
      Thank you so much ashzzes :-)

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  8. I think its same with the other world,too!I mean,if i talk about my country then its all same here.Violence against women,honor killing and all that ignorance!

    Huff!

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    1. Welcome to My Friendship, Zarnab

      It's all the same; a little better or a little worse. We need to stood up against all these to provoke such!

      Thanks for dropping by :-)

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  9. Very well said! We have already lost, now it's time to win! :)

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  10. Absolutely true! My applaud as well Simran... Truly proud of you!
    The mindset of men, as well some women needs change and it should begin from home before seeking on society. Laws are nothing unless we are control.

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    1. Glad I made you feel proud :-)
      That's true... a change beginning from home is like roots that later strengthen.
      I wish, I could contribute something good for the betterment of the society.

      Thank you so much :-)

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  11. Little One, A strong message said in a nice way. Laws alone are not enough, it's the heart that matters the most :)

    Someone is Special

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  12. Your each point is valid and justified. Unless society changes its attitude towards women, girls and girl child more and more injustice will happen. Laws are on paper, actions are by us; mere implementation of laws is not enough.

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    1. Absolutely true!
      thanks for sharing your views dear :)

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