Thank you Induji.
Savdhaan India, November 8, 2012
Kishore Sahu, the demon of today, is the modern-day asura or rakshasa; it is difficult to find adequate words to describe this kind of scum of the earth. This man demonizes, persecutes, and terrorizes everyone to the point of demeaning humanity to the most shameless level of degradation. He has the police in his pocket and all the villagers are perpetually persecuted and tortured.
A hapless farmer is tortured as his land is grabbed, his wife is molested and raped, and finally the farmer and his wife poison their daughters and swallow the same to end their tormented lives.
The entire village lives in the abject dread and fear in the rule of terror. A young girl, Kiran, resident of the village returns from town, where she studies. As soon as she hears of the horrors perpetrated on the villagers through the tortured lives of her friend Sheila and her family, Kiran raises her voice. The first simple and naive move is to go to the police and complain. Rather simplistic and nave it is, in retrospect, once she realizes how the keepers of the law are actually the puppets of the demon. Kiran's mother manages to send her daughter away in the nick of time, to save her from the hands of the demons' but Kiran finds out soon enough that her attempt to complain had backfired to the extent that now her friend Sheila was made the next victim of the heinous, brutal reign of terror.
Kiran returns to fight for justice for her friend, and for the rest of the villagers. Her endeavours, however, all seem to fall on deaf ears or the system seems inadequate to deal with the problem. A complaint to the higher authority in the police does manage to get the culprit caught, but not for long. The rot in the system had eaten into the woodwork and entire edifice. The more she tries the more does the torture increase, almost to the point of the villagers finding fault in Kiran for having highlighted the rule of terror there.
Not surprisingly it is the women of the village who want to raise their voices and stand up against the terror and torture. Kiran in her appeal says a very, very pertinent thing. The men can only get beaten up or lose their property and money, but women lose everything, their dignity, their chastity, and their very dignity and self-respect after they are ground to dust under the feet of the demon. What is unacceptable and pathetic is not the torture of Kishore Sahu as he wreaks havoc on the young girl Kiran. It is the weak-kneed, unmanly and shameless lack of support from the men of the village who watch the gruesome behaviour of the perpetrator.
As Mohnish Bahl points says, if the men had spoken out and acted, the women would not have had to do what then transpired. They picked up arms, hatchets, sticks, knives, anything they could grab and came to Kiran's help. The heinous criminality of Kishore Sahu raised the "Kali' and Chandika' of the Shakti of women. And when that happens, no one stand a chance. The women beat up, killed and wiped out their tormentor and his puppets. Yes, as Mohnish Bahl says, in the eyes of the law, taking the law in their own hands, as the women of the village did, was wrong. But if the keepers of the law had done their duty in the first place and protected the righteous against the wrongdoer, this situation would not have come to pass. Every citizen of the country has the right to live without fear or favour, emphasizes Mr. Bahl. But can we? Do we? Are we ready to stand and up and fight back and raise our voices against injustice? Moreover do we have the courage to do this for the benefit of others?
Edited by kulchitra - 10 November 2012 at 12:59am