Sunday, December 27, 2009

Can you get away???



Ruchika had just returned home from her school when she saw a man talking to her father about her being good in Tennis.An air of feeling good filled her lungs,she went into the kitchen and saw her mom cooking hot bhajiya's for the man in the hall room....

 "who is that uncle mom"??? she asked with a mixed expression of happiness and inquisitiveness
 "Ohh that man is the IGP of haryana"???? her mom said, with heavy stress on the word IGP
 "And what is he here for???"she asked, knowing very well what he was here for
 "Ohh he thinks you are very good at tennis, he wants you to be promoted to next level, by the way he is the president of the association as well and you have to go meet him tomorrow" her mom said with a sense of pride

 "Okay" ruchika said with a smile and giggled her way into her bedroom.


       Ruchika went next day to the man's office, full of energy and excitement, she wanted to play for India, and would do any hard work to reach there. She took along her best friend anuradha to witness her praises, but what she didn't know was anuradha was to witness the most heinous crime of humanity. On pretext of calling the tennis coach SPS Rathore sent Anuradha out, when Anuradha came back she saw ruchika crying for mercy and rathore molesting ruchika, Anuradha screamed in a high pitch resulting in him letting go of ruchika.

       SPS Rathore warned ruchika and her friend with severe consequences if they confided into anybody, Ruchika couldn't keep her emotions at bay and confided everything to her father 2 days later. His father was a  rich man and he could not bear his daughter being molested, he filled a police complaint and the result??? No rathore was not arrested,

  • ruchika was expelled the very next day from one of  the poshest convent school for stealing pens of other students 
  •  2 weeks later her younger brother was expelled from the same school on similar allegations. 
  •  1 year later some goons forced ruchika's family out of their home in panchkula, they shifted cities, determined to go on with the case
  •  2 years later ruchika's brother was arrested by the police on allegation of 11 thefts, he was tortured brutally giving him multiple fractures, despite being a minor.......
  • Unable to cope up with the pressure, ruchika hangs herself in her bedroom, all at the age of 17 
          Yes this is the true story of Ruchika girhotra, the girl from panchkula, haryana who was molested by IGP rathore in 1990 at the age of 14 at the pretext of promoting her to the next level, she committed suicide three years later at the of 17.The story seems straight out of an Hindi movie where the villain always has his way,where the sufferer is made to suffer even more until one day the protagonist wins, truth prevails over lies, justice is delivered, Did i say justice???? Thats the only difference between hindi movie and this case, rathore after 19 years of long case got 6 months of imprisonment and Rs 1000 fine and is now currently out on bail.



           Why does a molester becomes a molester??? what is the reason behind it??? Mallika sherawat did her first film amd became famous for some 17 kisses, unprecedented in hindi cinema, the director of the movie was asked why he always has kissing scenes in his movies, his reply was, if he had been in france he would have made art documentaries, but since India is compact and close, he takes out his frustration this way. Nothing can justify molestation of a minor or in fact anyone, but, is our proud heritage the very making of a devil??  Why do so many rape cases happen in India??, and no, i wont buy the hypothesis that Indians are the most desperate men on the planet,its proven otherwise already. Right from an AIDS awareness campaign to a condom ad, all is a taboo in India, the intolerance level amongst us is so huge that the list of don't's keeps on growing, this leads to the making up of a demon, the frustration. I would rather live in a country which has zero cultural values(as we claims our culture to be the best), rather than living in a country where women are molested every minute.

          
             Now coming to this case, and in general the judiciary system, how fair is our judiciary system??? I would say , naah not quite.....The track record has been poor, jessica lal's murderer almost got acquitted, had it not been for public's intervention. Salman khan is still a free man after running over 4 people, driving drunk and without license, whereas a common man would face jail for a year even if caught driving drunk. And more  recently SPS Rathore being given just a 6 months jail, and a Rs 1000 fine, more surprising is the comment by the judge who claims that Rathore is being victimized.Why It took 19 long years and life of the girl to deliver the judgement?. Why was SPS rathore not booked for abettment  of suicide? that would have invited imprisonment of at least 10 years. Why was he made the DGP of haryana state despite a criminal case going against him and what was Om prakash chautala thinking as a chief minister when he recommended him for the president's medal for great service to police force??

           Questions are many, answers are none. Will the young girl who wished to play tennis for India get justice?? It is time to stand up against this system united, every single drop makes an ocean. I know it is all philosophical, but then philosophy is what drives our lives..........

7 comments:

Ekta said...

each word is really true! but its really difficult to change d system, unless all are willing to!

Abhishek said...

it is indeed difficult even if we are willing to.....because one lone person can't do anything.....

Arpz said...

well not the system;but we r responsible for this.itz we who r responsible for our security...y shud we be dependent on judiciary system to take some actions.?

Ravee said...

hey buddy.. thanks for giving us such a wonderful insight on the issue.. but alas! even days after the processions and rebellion going on in full swing, still nothing has really happened to the culprit..

but for someone who claims to be a pro-feminist (it really showed that you are one in the true sense).. well.. i think i m luking upto how things go abt with you ( of course for other than this issue.. i hope u understand wat i mean.. :) ) to decide my take on feminism..

kudos to you man..

Abhishek said...

ohhh......sure..how things go with me i think should affect your take on feminism....When i say equality for men and women,i mean it in true sense...if some1 claims to be equal to you, he/she should should not demand mercy and sympathy from u,hence comes the reservation thing for women......lets c...how many ppl support my views.....

Sudhanshu Tyagi said...

Things are never going to change in india as long as the whole system remains corrupt. Rathore is not the only person responsible for ruchika's death. It's our system which fails to identify the real culprit and even if it does, power and money doesn't lets justice delivered in favour of Victim.

Shivani Shastri said...

These posts churn ur minds to depths...but the butter should come out as some resultant...den only it'll worth its effects...

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