While the number of rapes keeps increasing, juvenile rapists are being handed out 3 year sentences like candies for their not-so juvenile heinous crimes? Do you feel safe? Is it fair to establish curfews to women and curtail their independence by asking them to wear “better” clothes rather than punishing these ruffians?
The Mumbai police arrested all the five suspects accused of raping a young photographer but people’s anger about women’s rights and safety has not cool down yet. An Dialogue was organised about the safety of women in Mumbai city “Are We Safe” campaign were Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, Satish Reddy, Taran Adarsh, Diya Sharma, Reshma D’souza, Socialist Gurpreet Kaur and Additional Commissioner Vishwas Nangare Patil came forward to talk to the common people and discuss the issue which is faced by them and what can be done to help them. Vishwas Nangare Patil Said,
“It’s a common question of everybody “Are We Safe” we are here to insure you and helping you out to be more precautious about your surroundings. We are taking all necessary steps to reduce all crime rates against women’s. ”
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez who took the initiative to be a part of “Are We Safe” Campaign where she said,
“It’s a very good thing happening such a campaign is took place to help a common people where they raised their problem to get a satisfied solution. While people have discussed the topic of hanging them or killing them, I think we do not have the right to take away someone’s life but yes punishments should be a lot stricter so that it shall deeply in still the fear for the consequences of their actions.”
Socialist Gurpreet Kaur said,
“Every problem has a solution and we are here to solve the women’s safety problems. Being in a society it’s our responsibility to be a part of such thing which can effect and can change the system.”
Among a lot of major issues, the subject of “no fear for the law?” was discussed, on which Mr. Patil said
“we need to educate our son’s right from the beginning to respect women and the law. Cutting off limbs or other violent ways are not the laws our country follows. We have to help each other to achieve this objective. While we have to work more efficiently and be strict with their ruffians, we also need our higher authorities to make stricter laws. “
With all the crazy stories about Rape going on in the world and India – will we ever be safe? What are your thoughts on this topic?