Thank you Induji.
Savdhaan India, October 29, 2012
Blind faith, superstition, and obsession with ritualistic and miraculous "powers" of so-called Godmen have been the undoing of our society. How many innocent girls are made the hapless victims of this heinous practice is unbelievable'. One wonders how this savagery can be perpetrated but it does. It is nauseating, shocking, and an assault on the self-respect and dignity of a girl.
In our country where we worship the goddess as Shakti, to have girls being humiliated in this manner is a totally unacceptable violation. And then for a mother to actually believe that her own daughter, who has been violated in the most hideous manner, is actually to blame, and typically has drowned the "izzat of the khandaan" adds the worst insult to injury. Full credit has to be given to Roshni, who actually takes it on to herself to expose the fraudulent trickster "baba". As she says, you have ruined me, but I will not let you do the same to other innocent girls.
Mohnish Bahl's inner anger and disgust with the situation does not remain hidden. He anchors this episode with a passion of one who understands the hapless girl Roshni's plight. No one can remain unaffected ' it is an unacceptable violation of human dignity. Thank you once again, Mohnish Bahl for projecting this most heart-rending situation so sensitively and realistically. Mercifully, a sympathetic policewoman is ready to take up the cudgels and support and help Roshni.
India does fight back, against all odds, young Roshni manages to expose the disaster that ensues from blind faith and rampant superstition. But for how long are we going to accept such crimes against innocent girls? For how long are these instances of blind faith and superstition going to permit such violations' .For how long?
MB says pointedly, till we learn to have faith in ourselves, till we go beyond the blind beliefs and superstitions, we will continue to be victims. We need to believe in ourselves. Only then can we "fight back". While Roshni could do it, there are many less courageous girls who suffer the indignity and do not recover. If we do not stop these decadent practices of blind superstition, how can we really fight back?
Edited by kulchitra - 30 October 2012 at 5:32am