Recently, many of us felt heartbroken when we came to know how the Unnao rape survivor fought a lonely battle against an influential politician to seek justice.
On Sunday, the car in which the Unnao rape survivor, her family, and lawyer were traveling was hit by a truck in Rae Bareli, killing her two aunts and leaving her and the advocate critically injured.
In the battle to seek justice, she has not only lost her father and aunts but also the woman, herself, is now fighting for her life in a suspicious car accident.
Her unending tragedies raised many questions on the failure of the system to provide justice to this young woman. A woman who showed the courage to raise her voice against the powerful people.
After hearing the struggle of Unnao rape survivor, many of us may fear for our daughters. But our brave daughters are showing us why we don’t need to worry about them.
They are setting a great example by coming forward to support Unnao rape survivor and raising their voices to seek justice and bring change.
One such daughter is a class 11 student, whose one question left the Uttar Pradesh senior police officer speechless.
A senior Uttar Pradesh police officer faced uneasy moments when a girl, during a safety awareness campaign event, asked him if she would face the same fate as the Unnao rape survivor.
Speaking at a Balika Suraksha Jaagruktaa Abhiyaan program at a school here on Wednesday, Additional Superintendent of Police (North) R S Gautam said girls should remain alert, and if they feel anything wrong is being done to them they should immediately call up the toll-free number.
Hardly he knew that a young girl studying in class 11th will ask him one of the most difficult questions that he has no answer to.
On raising a complaint against abuse, a student stood up and asked:
“If the person against whom we are complaining comes to know about it, and if we have an accident, what will happen?”
“Will I get justice on registering a protest? Because in Unnao an MLA had outraged the modesty of a girl, and when she was fighting the legal battle, she had an accident.
“She is now battling for her life,”.
Very powerful this. A school girl narrates the sufferings if the Unnao Rape Victim and her family members and asks the cops if we common citizens raise our voice, will we get justice?
The cops were at the school organising a function on women security in Barabanki. Kudos, girl! pic.twitter.com/udYlEQgM1y
— Prashant Kumar (@scribe_prashant) July 31, 2019
Isn’t it the question that is bothering all of us?
Don’t we feel that our system failed Unnao survivor in her fight for justice as she raised a voice against her abusers?
The question left the officer so puzzled that he didn’t have anything to say. He cryptically said,
“All complainants to toll-free number would be provided help.”