Annett I awoke this morning to the same familiar sounds of east Hastings street, as birdsong was smothered by traffic's din - a day after a government "apology", and a decade after a Tribunal that started everything.
The calamitous consequences and toxic implications of the rape and slaughter of innocent minors, sexual predators flourishing in entertainment and sports, suspicious deaths and leaks of examination papers are contaminating the national conscience through the prism of perverse politics.
For power hungry, publicity-greedy politicians, every drop of blood from a mutilated body contributes to manipulating their cynical algorithm of vote catching. While the relatives of the victims seek justice, the political class promotes a crass narrative, pouring salt on their wounds. Democracy, which is meant to provide a government of the people, by the people and for the people has deteriorated into an instrument for the destruction of humanity.
She was a soft target for human vultures who wished to banish her nomadic community from a sleepy Jammu suburb for political purposes. Two BJP ministers in the state government communalized the barbarity instead of helping to bring the full wrath of the law on the perpetrators, even as their supporters attempted to prevent the local police from filing the charge sheet.
The puzzling subtext was why did her gang rape, torture and murder, which happened on January 10, take four months to become public? This delay led to nationwide protests, smelling suspiciously of political mischief and media negligence. He has been held, but only after public outrage exploded over the torture and death of her father in police custody.
Politicians and their fellow travellers exploited both tragedies to score political points.
India has acquired the notorious image of a nation where rapists are protected and feted by the establishment while their victims are shamed and defamed.
And the Libtards provide enough fodder to the foreign media by imbuing such crimes with religious overtones. The Washington Post reported: According to official data, rape cases are registered daily all over India, of which around ten per cent involve minor girls.
Contrary to perception, concupiscent males are confined not to rural or poor areas. Delhi topped the sex crime list, followed by Pune. Malefic machismo has even literate Kerala in its dark thrall. Of the 3, cases of rape registered during in the state, 1, were of minors, with capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list.
A new disturbing trend is that every rape case is painted communal or casteist to diminish the cruelty of the crime. Opinion leaders from Left to Right scout for scapegoats to suit their ideological convictions. If a Hindu girl is raped in West Bengal, liberals shut their mouths and nationalists froth at the mouth.
If a Muslim girl is raped in a BJP-ruled state, secularists move mountains to paint saffron black. Tragically, the selective silence of habitually vocal liberals over rape provides a convenient angle for fringe Hindu bigots to splash communal paint on the shameful acts, even as senior BJP ministers protect loyal bhaktas.
Missing the national mood by a wide mile, the Sangh Parivar blamed the media for playing up Kathua and ignoring the rape of a year-old tribal girl by a young Muslim man in Assam. Put the rapists on display and the record will play a new tune.
He chose to forget that he himself had won an Olympic medal for India and not for any party, since he owed his victory to hard work, not political patronage. In south India, even reputable film stars-turned-politicians treated IPL matches in Chennai as a political game.
Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan called upon Tamilians to boycott IPL, claiming it was diverting attention from the contentious Cauvery issue. Trouble-seeking politicians do not even spare court verdicts, supporting or opposing judgments by calculating who benefits or loses the most from judicial pronouncements.
The Congress and other Opposition parties blamed the BJP and supported a nationwide agitation that killed over a dozen persons across India. Not to be left behind, the Central government filed an affidavit blaming the SC verdict for the breakdown of law and order, expecting to get votes.
The appointment of a vice chancellor or the leak of examination papers, too, leads to political confrontations.
While the careers of over 70 million students were imperiled by the leak, political parties wasted oxygen on attacking each other rather than finding where the fault lay in our academic system, which creates such obnoxious opportunities for pecuniary gain. Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu objected to the appointment of a Kannada scholar as the vice chancellor of Anna University, ignoring the fact that numerous brilliant Tamilians occupy prestigious academic posts all over India.
Even more disgusting is the politics played over the distribution of finances to states. For the first time since Independence, southern finance ministers banded together to declare that the north was benefitting at the cost of the south.
Never before has the Indian social and political discourse been dictated so by cancerous communal and caste cabals. If bigots and illiberal attention-seekers continue to put the religion of victims and the pros and cons of a tragedy under the microscope of vested interests and political dividends, they will disfigure the identity of Bharat that is known for upholding unity in diversity.
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