While we were writing for Damini, the world hasn’t changed much.
It seems no one has taken notice. It seems what we are doing isn’t reaching a lot of people.
On the first day of the new year, a 20-year old girl was stabbed to death, after a failed molestation bid, in the same Delhi, part of which still fights for Damini.
A 16-year old teenaged girl was charred to death by a boy who couldn’t handle one sided love. The police officer of the local police station was reluctant to file an F.I.R, till he was told that the girl had died.
A student of an Engineering College was raped by her classmate after being kidnapped.
Same stories. Different protagonists. Different locations.
I am not disappointed. When I started this thing, it was clear in my mind that expecting instant results was mere wishful thinking.
India’s reluctance to behave it’s men and to control their spiking libido has spurred me on.
I, Subhabrata Dasgupta, 22, promise that I won’t stop. I won’t budge. Let’s see who blinks first. I henceforth dedicate my Blog to Women and their Rights in India and elsewhere.
Do what you can. Your cynicism only inspires me to work harder. I’ve already lost about 50 ‘friends’ on facebook who feel I’m ‘stretching’ this. Some of them have removed me. Some I have removed.
Dear reader, I do not fear falling out of favor with you. I have also lost a few wordpress.com followers. But gained many more.
With utmost humility, I state that I do not write for likes, views, stats, records anymore.
This is not personal.
Real change will have to come. I will not sit idle and pass the buck and blame the Government.
I’ll do my bit and a lot more.
I promise you.
Hope to have you by my side.
Thank you for the fantastic response to “VOICES FOR DAMINI”. But honestly speaking time is a great healer. People WILL forget. Other issues will crowd this one out.
But we will not stop. I invite suggestions from you on what more can “VOICES FOR DAMINI” become. What is it’s scope?
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I request you to share, share, and share some more.
On facebook, twitter. Tell your friends, colleagues, community priest, business partner, wife, child, mother, father – ANYONE.
Don’t let anyone tell you what you’re doing is futile. Don’t wait for someone else to act.
NO MORE CYNICISM!