Moral Policing – Isn’t it getting worse?
Even if I’m too engrossed in my personal life these days but this incident shook me once again. In fact shaken is not the right word rather, “disgusted” is the right word to express my resentment. Yes, I felt disgusted to know of this incident. I was talking to this friend of mine who was at M.G. Road shopping some stuffs & she told that she witnessed a horrific incident last weekend. A man suddenly started beating a woman publicly & nobody came to rescue that lady at all. The worse was that the woman was absolutely clueless about the reason of this assault! Later on got to read this same incident in today’s Times of India (Bangalore edition) with title “moral policing continues". The news also mentioned another bizarre incident where a man was assaulted for wearing sleeveless t-shirts in Bangalore. Yes a man, looks like these so called moral police is so tired of assaulting women that now they are trying their hands on men too. The worse was to note that when the victim spoke in Kanadda & called cops, the group of men left him & ran away considering he was a localite. So, how wonderful this is getting day by day – first there are these group of people who decide to take charge of the whole society & based on the kind of clothes anyone is wearing or the kind of places which one is visiting they decide to assault people openly, then they decide to further add biasness based on location…so if you are a localite you are free to wear whatever you want to but if you are an outsider dare you do so! We are watching you & have got all the rights to beat you publicly! God, this is sickening & is getting worse day by day. Thankfully that man put up a complaint against those men in nearby police station but will such complaints help??? Enough has been written & spoken about moral police in last few months esp. with all the attacks like Mangalore – girls etc. but has some concrete action being taken? Some activist groups did take some actions against such misdeeds but then without the proper support from Govt. & politicians how far can they go? With numerous questions in my mind, all I can think of this incident is - “yet again it happened & will it happen again”?