Many parents in India are having sleepless nights as there have been so many rapes being widely reported since the infamous Nirbhaya case of 2012.
And, there seems to be no end to this shameful trend with minor children being easy targets.
The Kathua and Unnao rape cases, not only shamed the humanity but also made us question the values of our society.
Today, the only question every father and every mother are asking themselves is –
Are we such an inhumane, sex-starved society that we should be fearful about the safety of our children and our grandchildren every day of our lives?
While many of us are trying to find words to express anger, grief, and sadness, Judge Neerja Dadhich recently found a very impressive way to express the same.
While giving the death penalty to a 22-year-old man accused of raping a 3-year-old-girl, she recited a very emotional and a hard-hitting poem.
The 22-year-old man had committed the horrible crime at the home of the child’s Naani.
Judge Neerja handed the death penalty to the accused under Section 376AB of IPC. Recently, the government passed an ordinance that all those who are found guilty of raping children under 12 years of age will be hanged.
Here is the entire poem that sums up the feeling of every human who lives in the fear of their kids or their wives being raped and sexually assaulted.
Woh masoom naazuk bachchi, ek aangan ki kali thi,
Woh maa-baap ki aankhon ka taara thi, armaanon se pali thi.
Jiski masoom adaaon se maa-baap ka din ban jaata tha,
Jiski ek muskaan ke aage pathar bhi moum ban jaata tha.
Voh masoom bachchi theek se bol nahi paati thi,
Dikhaa ke jiski masoomiyat udaasi bhi muskaan ban jaati thi.
Jisne jeevan ke keval teen basant hi dekhe the,
Uspar yeh annyay hua. Yeh kaise vidhi ke lekhe the?
Ek teen saal ki beti par yeh kaisa atyachaar hua?
Ek bachchi ko darindo se bacha na sake, yeh kaise mulk itna laachar hua?
Uss bachhi par kitna zulm hua, woh kitna royi hogi.
Mera hi kaleja fatt jaaata hai, toh maa kaise soyi hogi?
Jis masoom ko dekh kar mann mein pyaar umad kar aata hai,
dekh ussi ko kuch ke mann mein haiwaan utar aata hai.
Kapdon ke kaaran hote rape jo kahein, unhein batlaun main,
aakhir teen saal ki bachchi ko, saree kaise pehnaun main?
Gar ab bhi na sudhre toh ek din aisa aayega,
iss desh ko beti dene se bhaghwaan bhi ghabhrayega.
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