Srinagar, May 15: The valley of Kashmir is witnessing new era of evil crimes that were not expected to have happened here. We talk about all the issues and problems faced by the society these days , but what we people do, we do not speak about the problems and fear that our women’s are facing to live in this society. Every religion and every constitution of the world says that women’s should have equal rights as enjoyed by men’s but those constitutional rights have only become a writing peace of files. Daughters are angels from God everyone says this phrase but no one believes on this , As a kashmiri today I am feeling ashamed Kashmir that was once called as pir waerr (valley of saints) now it has become rapistan. Recently a 3 year old girl was brutally raped by a nonsense guy in Bandipora area of Jammu and Kashmir, little angel who doesn’t even knows what the rape word means was raped and that too in this holy month of Ramazan when people beg for forgiveness from almighty to pure their souls from evils and she was raped what kind of humanity do we possess are we made up of Gold? Or any other special material that permits us to do these kind of criminal acts ? We all are made of same thing, we all have waited for 9 months in our mother’s womb to see this world no boy is superior no girl is inferior. These child rapists are out there because we have failed as a society. This is our rot, The rapist is among us, facilitators are among us, those who shield rapists they are among us. Stalkers are among us, abusers are among us. We are to be blamed for the hell we are experiencing.
Apart from this incident in last couple of days almost 4 more rapes were done, the most shocking was to know about the father allegedly raping his daughter for years what has happened to us? To fulfill your lust don’t use girls as toys they are your sisters ,they are your mothers , they are your daughters they are part of this society where everyone needs to be treated equally “yahan kya chalega nizaam-e-Mustafa” slogan we chant in every rally be it political or a political but unfortunately we don’t believe on this slogan, How can we expect Allah’s blessings on us. Is it for only to show India and rest of the world that we are Muslim majority state and we are free from crimes ? but inside what we are we all know that very well sorry to say but I think we people have joined the company of hypocrites. We have totally forgotten the teachings of our prophets, teachings of our religion we have started following the footsteps of Satan.
*It is written in the holy Quran
[Quran 5:5] You shall maintain CHASTITY, not committing adultery, nor taking secret lovers. Anyone who rejects faith, all his work will be in vain, and in the Hereafter he will be with the losers.
[Quran 24:30] Tell the believing men that they shall subdue their eyes (and not stare at the women), and to maintain their CHASTITY. This is purer for them. God is fully Cognizant of everything they do.
[Quran 24:31] And tell the believing women to subdue their eyes, and maintain their CHASTITY.
*It is written in the Bible
GodGod promises to administer justice to all who have been mistreated or abused (Exodus 22:22-24) and ultimately offers them everlasting comfort and complete emotional healing (Revelation 21:4). God promises a future free from sexual assault, rape and harassment, when “no one shall make them afraid” (Micah 4:4).
*It is written in the Granth Sahib
We are born of woman, we are conceived in the womb of woman, we are engaged and married to woman. We make friendship with woman and the lineage continued because of woman. When one woman dies, we take another one, we are bound with the world through woman. Why should we talk ill of her, who gives birth to kings? The woman is born from woman; there is none without her. Only the One True Lord is without woman” (Guru Nanak, Var Asa, pg. 473) ].
Similarly all the 4200 religions of this worlds prohibits us from doing these kind of acts but still we do to fulfill our sexual desires. We people follow religion only where we find it easy or when we have to face some problem.
Kashmir has seen an immense growth in rape cases since the 2014 floods after every 4-5 month a rape case occurs in state of Jammu and Kashmir that is because all the people involved in rape cases have been given soft corners by the Administration by taking years to deliver justice to the victims If recent incidents are a warning, Kashmir is headed to be a place where daughters are not secured at home and in the neighborhood- and even mosques are not secured from burglars. rather than resorting to protests, we Kashmiris need to collectively introspect- with our heads hanging down in shame. Moreover, society and sick minded people are also to be blamed for this thing because we see when a girl gets married and goes to her new home at the time of her pregnancy her mother in law keeps her saying to bring a baby boy in their home knowing that she is not responsible for the gender to get boy or girl which also creates and inferiority complex for women’s and that too by women’s themselves. It’s easy for us to protest and give sympathy to the victim but have we ever thought what are going to be its consequences, what she and her family will have to face in the future; after all they have to live in the same society. . Another main problem is lack of education regarding sexual exploitation, molestation, rapes etc. if parents will teach their children’s in childhood how to respect women how to behave well in the society maybe they will refrain from such kind of evil acts but we lack source of education in these things and children’s get to about this from wrong sources and they learn wrong about it. Porn industry is the fastest growing industry of the world and India is the 3rd most porn watching country in the world and that has become the only source of entertainment for youths. If we will teach our children’s from the very beginning about the taboo things they will never involve them self in such activities.
Organizing seminars in restaurants, Cafés in favor for women empowerment, to end sexual violence, Support Girl child etc. in a crowd of 100-500 people will not do the job until and unless we will come on ground realities not to teach only youth but senior citizens also to respect the girls as they are our sisters our daughters our mother’s, The problem is not what she wears what she eats, how she walks. The problem is in your eyes what you see is the biggest problem you have not been given the task to judge any girl.
These rapes are not going to stop until the rapists will be hanged till death. IPC section 376 of the Indian Constitution says that whosoever commits rape will get Rigorous Imprisonment for 10 years to Imprisonment for Life + Fine, if administration will deal according to laws there will be very less chances of Rapes hope all the civil servants and officers of the society will bring justice to the little angel and the rapist gets the harshest punishment so that no one could ever think of raping a girl again.
Writer Mohammad Momin khan is a social activist, student and can be reached at [email protected] or IG mohammad_momin_khan