Raavan and Rapists? No way!

The ignorant speeches of politicians, and then, a “sorry, it was a mistake…but I am correct” news, and Khap’s “colorful” judgments are in full form these days.

Reading the newspaper today, I came across this statement about women…

VijayVargiya, a minister in M.P. stated,

 

“Agar aurato ne lakshman rekha langhi, to Raavan same hoga….unhe maryada me rehna chahiye…”

(If women cross their limits, then they will be in danger…things will happen. They should remain in their limits…)

 

After his party found it a threat he “corrected it”

 

“Aurato ko ,maryada me rehna chahiye, agar ve maryada me rahengi, to samaj me vikriti nahi aa saktii…maryada ka ulanghan hone pe sitaharan hoga, aur Ravan saamne kahada milega…”

(Women should be in their limits, if they remain in their limits, then society will not rot…crossing their limits, they will be kidnapped…they will find Ravans  (ie, here, Rapists) infront of them…)

Is this CORRECTION??? o_O

 

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Now, Sita! One of the most unfortunate girl/women in our history of Hinduism…

 

She went with her husband RAMA on Vanvaas (14 years of exile in a forest) and was kidnapped by the demon king “Ravana”(in the absence of her husband Rama and brother in law Laxmana, who made a “rekha” or line across the cottage of theirs, and asked her not to come out) who wanted to marry Sita, but for some sad reasons, wasn’t able to.

So now, then she lived in a garden called “Ashok Vatika” for time being.

Now what comes up? She remained there, and was later rescued by Lord Rama and his Vanar sena(Army of monkeys)  later.

 

So, our minister sir told our women, that they would find a “Ravana” outside her limits.

So Mr. Minister,

 

1.     Sita is an ancient lady. Too old a tale to connect to. And no one would take it as an example except Hindus. So…huh!

 

2.     Now, we don’t have brother-in-laws like Laxman. (even not brothers always)
 
It would be fine to all girls here, if they found a “Ravana” as such. Ravana didn’t EVEN TOUCH Sita WITHOUT HER CONSENT. In short, he did nothing more than kidnapping, and giving her a comfy treatment.
 

4.     Yes, by the way all men are following “Rama’s” principal here. Rama asked Sita to go through an “Agni Pariksha”(Standing on a burning pyre to prove her purity) because she had spent time in Ravana’s house. She had to prove her innocence. (HER????)  He took her home only after that.

(Would he have left her if she didn’t prove???)

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5.     After returning to his empire, he sent exiled a pregnant Sita, because someone said, “Our ruler keeps a WOMAN in his house who has spent months in a “GAIR MARAD’S HOUSE” i.e., “unknown man’s home”. Our books say, he did that as a ruler (his duties were higher than his emotions for family). Sorry, but don’t understand how “punishing an innocent” was his “DUTY FOR COUNTRY”.  
It just shows what the value of a woman is in our patriarchal society. Worse than a dog.

 

(I personally would like to live in the house of Ravana than Rama. Atleast I have some respect there, right?)

So, I don’t understand the concept of this speech by Mr. VijayVargiya.

Truth is, our society is dumb.

When we cant/don’t want to do something, we blame the victims, the innocent ones.

 

“Sir, this girl is bullying me..”
“What a boy are you to get bullied by a girl! Shame! 

Go away…”“Inspector, I was jogging in the park, and someone 
pushed me down and took my wallet…”
“You know him?”
“No sir…I was not looking…he came from behind...”
“Not paying attention to your surroundings and 
complaining…why did you need to jog this early in the
 morning? Huh!”


“Mumma…these boys are always stalking me…”
“Wear more those tight skinny jeans, wear skirts….
what else will happen?...”
“But I was wearing salwaar….”
“Don’t answer me back…why do you go out after 
the dusk…”


Etc.

 

 

What beautiful society we live in, right? Nobody tells his boys not to disrespect girls? Nobody raises them to help women if they are at trouble, alone? Nobody tells them, they are a part of society, equal?

Nobody tells them women are living beings, not materials?

Nobody, not even mothers normally.

 

 

Any Hindus here offended? Sorry…but its my point of view, and many others… you are welcomed to share yours.

 

But hey! Comparing Rapists, molesters to Ravana? No way….

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I know

 

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I know, this moment will also pass

Once again, things won’t be so cross.

 

The winters won’t last for too long

The springs would soon, sing their song.

 

I know, these stiff ends won’t be always too gross

These thorns would end into the greenish, bluish moss.

 

The rough and moisture less air would once be tired,

These useless words and cults would cease from being fired. 

 

I know, once, these rough edges would get aligned

The peace of hearts and soul, we will once again find.

 

These colors of heartless hatred, they will get dissolved

These labels, these judgments, these diversities, will get enrolled.

 

I know this moment of weakness, will get unleashed

Once again, the flowers, the blooms will make them pleased.

 

Once again, someday, one day, we will be one

One earth, one sky, one color, one ocean, one “we” and the sun.

 

I know….

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I wish the day comes soon, when these diversities wont be “classes” or “creeds” or “’labels”, lower or higher, but just “one”.

One “we”. One world.

Where our birth won’t describe who we are, but as Martin Luther King Jr. said, “not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character”

 

Thanks for being here friends!

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Speak out!

Enjoy our paradox!

 

 

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Let the clouds not burst

Handle with care,

Let not fall thee

I don’t ask you to share

But let the clouds not burst.

 

 

In loneliness and fear

They have been in disguise

If you can’t care

Let them themselves quince their thirsts.

 

Their dreams are unclear

They have shadows in their eyes

If you can’t bear

Leave them to their own re-births.

 

 

 

They are trying to overcome the mere

Insensitiveness and poison in your voice

If their cries you can’t hear

Leave them free to find their own worth.

You find their equality queer

Their blinking eyes moist

Nevertheless, they are striving here

So let them have their earth.

 

Treated them like savages since years

Have eaten their souls, biased

Are you. But when they are ready to dare

Let them not come out with the worst!

 

 

 

Just handle with care,

Let not fall thee

I don’t ask you to share

But let the clouds not burst.

 

 

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Dedicated to all those have suffered inhumane and unequal treatment since time… be it anyone and anykind. Love thee.

Time to up-root these age-old and rotten believes and turn into a new era of freedom, equality and bliss!

 

In addition, the ones who don’t agree, no worry! Go on with it, but remember,

“Don’t let the clouds burst!”

 

Love thee and enjoy!

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