Societies thrive on certain distinguished attributes. They are common and aren’t bound by religion, race, caste, sex like barriers. These attributes are common heritage of mankind. They are of immense significance, for they distinguish us from wild animals. As Aristotle maintained “Man is a social animal”.
It’s meaning is amply clear. Society looks after needs of social participants. it provides them care and nourishment. The principles which govern them if violated attract social boycott. Those members are punished as per set norms and rules. Means to say the evolutionary makeup of society is based on well set rules and regulations for harmonious functioning. What if the wild animal like activity is repeated in so called scientific age. 21st century is overstated as the rational age of humanity where individual right and dignity superceds all things in common. But the horrific crimes against humanity especially molestation of women and their subsequent murder is a mimicry of our worth as human beings. In the backyard of J&K, a minor Asifa Jan was abducted on 10th January 2018 by some locals and kept under unconscious state for more than a week. They tortured the child in wild manner and kept her in the temple to hide their crime.Whenever one thinks about the horrific rape of barley 8 years child in a desperate situation , the whole mystery of humanistic principles seems lost in steam.
On the one side of Kathua episode the police after taking cognizance of matter came under doubt due to non serious attitude. After this Government ordered Crime Branch investigation which reversed the whole scenario and took whole India by storm. Hindu Ekta Munch staged protests to shift case to CBI and raised doubts about Crime Branch investigation. Herein the representatives of people and the democratically elected cabinet ministers also thought it neccasssary to participate in these protests. Lawyers or Jammu Bar Association also took to streets not to protest the henious crime but to seek release of the alleged criminals. Are they lawyers ? Is this the way Bar Association should behave? It’s only after SC’s suo motto cognizance that Bar Association seems to have acted like a Chameleon route to demand justice for Asifa. But the Humanity demands them to be put behind bars without enquiry ? Isn’t the probe of stopping Crime Branch official for 5 hours to file charge sheet sufficient to prosecute Bar president? If the cabinet ministers are compelled to resign after criticism, the same be applied to him as well. And those whoever supported protests should have been taken to task.
As per report “the rape was intentionally directed at nomadic community to create fear and psychosis and the child was targetted to achieve the aim. It was conspiracy and pre planned murder and rape involving some top brass officials and temple guard as well. This charge is a clarion call and the way the crime was committed is a ploy to create chaos and ruckus. The murderous incident shooks the consciousness of humanity. The New York Times dedicated a full article aimed at highlighting the gruesome situation. The barbaric way of giving shocks and the use of medicines on empty stomach of unflourishing flower is cruel. As is maintained the Cask wine men invited one of them from Meerut Police involvement to destroy evidences speaks volumes about the administration. The statement of Crime Branch in this way is valid that , it was a pre planned and intentionally carried out. It was only after public outcry that probe intensified. And now the CM talks about capital punishment for culprits. Did it augur well to support government whose ministers are involved in protests in favour of rapists? Does the consciousness supports the exceptional behavior of some people? As is said ” when the flower flourishes wild grasses can’t hinder its progress”. It’s the same court where a female lawyer took case on her own despite all odds.
Now the probe is almost over and the conspirator and abettors are exposed. The need of hour is to amplify the formal trial and punish the culprits.
Shahid Majeed Mir
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