The election carnival, the once in five year affair is tossing bizarre, unheard issues in the public domain by politicians to garner votes. This time it’s rapists, who are hogging limelight rather than the victims of the heinous crime of rape. Why? The only mission evident is-to garner votes, sympathy in the election season. Votes, sympathy that too from the rapists. Shame!!! Who cares???
Who is rendering prominence to the rapists? The perpetrators of the heinous crime of rape should never receive sympathy as it obviously indicates encouraging rape and shielding rapists. On the top of it, it also amounts to humiliating the victims of rape, who suffer excruciatingly right from the beginning until the delivery of justice.
What is shocking is-the support has come from none other than a leading leader in Indian polity, one who is often hailed as the king maker in the corridors of politics and who envision to reign the nation as a prime minister of the nation. That gentleman is-Mulayam Singh Yadav.
While addressing an election rally Mulayam said: “Rape is a mistake. Boys commit mistake.” Really humiliating, absurd. How come the heinous crime of rape can be dubbed as a mistake? On one of the posts featuring Mulayam’s outrageous remark on rape and his open support for rapists on Facebook, Vikram Singh Gill reacted by saying: “If same things happens to Shri Mulayam Singh's family girl then will he repeat the same lines what he said.” Vikram’s take on Mulayam’s remark definitely represents the outrage his comment has been fetching.
Leading women groups and activists are criticizing Mulayam for the humiliating remark. Will he pay heed to them? I don’t think so. For Mulayam votes matter, no matter how they are garnered. Really shocking and ludicrous!!! You want to garner votes from rapists. Shame!!! I want to ask you-Mr. Mulayam Singh-is this how you will govern this nation. Your remark only depicts your medieval, regressive psyche. For you women’s body is a commodity, encroach, suppress and move on. Have you ever attempted to comprehend the trauma of the victim of brutal crime of rape? Why will you???
Mulayam is against capital punishment. During that infamous speech, the so called self-proclaimed patron of OBCs and Minorities, also made it crystal clear his stand on capital punishment for rape. He openly came out in the support of serial rapists sentenced to death recently in Mumbai. Even in the heinous crime of rape, this self-proclaimed future prime minister of India is implementing minority vote bank card. For me a criminal is a criminal irrespective of religion he follows.
Here I would like to quote few lines written by leading motivational writer, Shiv Khera. Khere says: “Those we don’t trust as guardians of our children, why we make them guardians of the nation.”