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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”?

18 comments :

tellmeyourdreams said...

dont know whether this is the right qword..but i am truely relieved to see this post from u ..n d best part it is not reflecting wht u are goin thru. as always v aptly written...dont know where the world is headed to....

Nautankey said...

guess this moral policing will burn some votes for the current BJP govt in coming loksabha elections,then they will realize their folly.

Manish Chauhan said...

People who are doing all this are mainly uneducated and wihtout job , they have nothing other to do .. The main culprits are their leaders .

Manish
http://www.jagoinvestor.com

Abhishek said...

I haven't yet read the post but I am so relieved that you are now getting back!
Yahi chahiye tha..

Smita said...

We are a land of hypocrites....

Instead of bringing order to things which really need attention our politicians are busy entering our households....We have a pathetic bunch of politicians too lead us....

And incidents like these manage to infuriate us... any hope for a better future??? Am not sure!!!!

Kanupriya said...

@ Tellmeyourdreams: yeah trying to follow what u guys r telling me to do...also trying to divert my mind thru job, reading & writing...else as u know if I get even one minute free, can't stop myself from thinking abt him &...

@ Nautankey: Hope so

@ Manish: Agree, its becoz of leaders & politicians that such ppl r doing all this so openly

@ Abhishek: Yeah...

@ Smita: Same here...dont have much hope from system

roop said...

i hope the political system is cleaned up soon. this is scary stuff. :/

WSW said...

The days I wear western formals to office and get late, the walk from bus stop to home becomes scary.Not that I have ever encountered any misbehavior but the indira ngr attacks some week ago keeps playing on my mind.

Renu said...

It is scary and disgusting both, seems to me that there is no law and order situation in Banglore, once themost lovely place to live in.

verbivorehere said...

the boneless fellows ofcourse can do nothing "concrete" for the society..and hence those whiners for attention..commit all ths folly! high time we educated people chased these goons out of our political realm!

Kanupriya said...

@ Roop: yeah this is really scary...

@ WSW: Oh something happened in IndiraNgr? What was that? I might not have been in blore that time.

@ Renu: Yea many old residents from Blore tell the same...its no more the kind of city it used to be.

@ Verbi: God knows when we will be able to chase them out!

rahul said...

well I completely agree with Smita we are aland of hypocrites....these incidents won't stop unless WE come into the whole decision making process not just cribing about it sitting on the side lines...still it's quite difficult!!

TreazureChest_Nids said...

Gud to c u back in action :)

Well guess what, it has become a real bad situation n seems to be getting worse. I’ll give u a self example for the same.

On one of the Friday evenings I could come back from office early and decided to have a girl’s evening out with my 3 year old daughter. Towards late evening while on the way back home I caught myself being unconsciously conscious about my surroundings because I was wearing a jeans n T-shirt. I was so startled by this realization that I braked, consciously took in the surroundings to shake off the Paranoia (really??) and then headed home.

What I am trying to say here is all this seems to seep in our subconscious and forces us to involuntarily behave the way these so called “Culture-Rakshak” want us to. This is what we have to stand up against and just live the way we have always been living it.

Shayari said...

Sad but true :(This time when I had gone home I feared to go to market in my jeans.In fact there was a curfew imposed and a huge fuss made for a Mus guy speaking to a Hindu gal.
Rumors are that the whole thing was done to defame the other party..For whatever reason I still do not get why target innocent citizens for this? It's high time to do justice to the jobs they've been elected to do!

Kanupriya said...

@Rahul: Thanks for visiting, yes the place is full of hypcrites all around...

@Nids: Really? Where? Near your house? Good you gave them a stare back.

@Shayari: Oh. Most of it is generally done by some political parties!

Dhanya said...

It sucks to see such things happen in India. It's getting worse for sure. No individual has the right to govern another person's life! Have no idea when all this will come to full stop in our otherwise beautiful country

Rashmi said...

Hi Kanu,
How've u been? Just heard abt the tragedy...hope u r fine, may god give u & aunty the courage to cope up with it.
I have been reading your posts regularly but did not get the time to comment on some of the last posts, u know blore has really become unsafe these days. Recently my friend got duped by an auto guy badly somewhere near your office area only. Its really unsafe everywhere these days.

Kanupriya said...

@ Dhanya: Thanks for visiting, yes you are right...nobody knows when this all will come to end. Will it ever?

@ Rashmi: Yea hope so.

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