The horrific rape of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu has shaken the country.
The rapists including an ex-bureaucrat and a special police officer tortured the child–who was given sedatives and raped repeatedly after being kept confined in a the temple in Kathua.
It was a pre-planned crime that was aimed to scare the nomadic Muslims living in the region, says police charge-sheet. The DNA reports have corroborated the involvement of Sanji Ram, Special Police Officer Deepak Khajuria and others.
If that is not enough, they called a person to rape her once more, before she was to be killed. When the accused were arrested, the BJP (and some Congress too) leaders came out in support of rape accused.
They took out a ‘tiranga yatra’ in Jammu. Lawyers in Jammu supported the accused and resisted the charge-sheet in the court. The lawyer fight the child’s case was threatened. BJP leaders including ministers kept speaking in favour of the rapists.
But the question that haunts us is that how could these people turn so evil that they planned to plan the horrible crime of kidnapping a child–the age of their granddaughter, and rape her in a temple!
Still, the BJP leaders came out demanding release of the monsters involved in the crime. There were rallies. The media was not interested. It took nearly three months, a charge-sheet, outrage on social media, that finally this case has got the attention.
The photographs of the accused, the story of the victim–nothing was carried in mass circulated English and Hindi newspapers for months. It was absolute silence. After candle light vigils and protests on April 12, finally media picked it up.
Still, BJP leaders on TV, were involved in hate speak and weird counter arguments. The incident shows how there is now a breed in India that has lost all sense of morality and can go to any extent to further their power, influence, authority and ideology. Right-wing Hindu extremism has reached Nazi level in India in 2018.
Time to wake, before it’s too late.