It is really sad and depressing to end 2012 and start 2013 with grief, pain and angst. The 23 year old 'Amanat' left us grieving and with a mission to accomplish. The mission was to make our homes, streets, workplaces, public places safe for women and everybody else. As a custodian of 5000 year civilization, safety of women should have been the hallmark of our nation making, but unfortunately, in present times we now urgently need a revolution to reinstate that basic ingredient of our civilized living. Nevertheless, we can not change the past, but certainly can work towards repairing the pillar of strength that we have damaged.
We are outraged, seething in anger at politicians, police and judiciary for their role in getting things to this state. Our anger, pain is shown in our protests on streets, social media etc.
Now time to move past our emotional outbursts and channelize into a meaningful tribute to the departed soul.
Per government order, Former CJI Justice Verma is heading a 3 member commission, constituted to give recommendations on amending laws to provide speedier justice and enhanced punishment in sexual assault cases, seeking public comments on the issue by January 5.
The comments can be sent at firstname.lastname@example.org or through FAX at 011-23092675.
The committee, which was constituted after public protests erupted over the Delhi gang-rape case, will look into possible amendments to the criminal law for faster trial and proper punishment for criminals accused of committing sexual assault of extreme nature against women.
Let us latch onto this opportunity and send in our tears in the form of words and sentences. If nothing else, the least we can do is drop an email with your own demands and suggestions.
BTW, Praja is 8000 strong community and I would request for at least 100 emails going to justice Verma committee from Praja members.
Pls do not forget to drop in a comment after you have sent in your email/fax.