A Letter from an Unidentified Molestor.
Disclaimer- The following has been written solely for the purpose of registering an online protest against the outrageous incident that happened in Guwahati. I, of course, am merely a shocked citizen who finds no other way to express his anger than to write about it. Let not this incident serve as a prequel. Let this be the Final Nail on the coffin of those who display their animal instincts in the name of manhood.
Dear, 'Sexy', Women,
Hey! Don't Jump at that remark. 'Sexy' is a compliment. Ask the braggy Chairperson of your toothless commission and she will endorse it. How have you all been doing?
I heard, a few of my brothers molested a girl in Guwahati? Wow! I truly appreciate their zeal. Groping a girl on the main road, in full public view, in the heart of the capital, a few kilometers away from the State Secretariat- Kudos! You guys sure deserve a treat! And what a treat you have got. Your faces are being flashed in the National media! Can you imagine? You are being aired at prime time! Your actions have become the talk of the town. Mothers are happy that you were not born to them. Fathers are glad that you don't feed on their money. Sisters are overjoyed at the prospect of Not having you as brothers. And my boys, We, your fellow brothers, are jealous of the coverage you have gathered. Never before in the history of my Molestation-Rape career could I have imagined that our vocation was so rewarding. Anyway, Now that I have showered enough praises on you, let me get a few facts straight, so that you can embark on a more fruitful journey the next time you are at it. By the way, when I say fruitful, I don't mean mere 'Molestation'. Go ahead and Rape.
Firstly, I am totally unable to understand what the hue and cry is all about. Each media house is emphasizing on 'A seventeen year old', 'A Teenager', 'An Adolescent'. Can't they understand the simple fact that age is absolutely immaterial for us? When it comes to displaying the power of our manhood, we can do it to a child of seven and a woman of seventy, with equal perseverance and pleasure. We can do it to a 'Dalit', a scavenger or just the girl next door- Caste is not a hindrance either. All that matters is the fact that its 'Her'. And She should realize it. She was born to be teased, molested and raped. If she didn't want to, why did you let her come to the world, in the first place? Oh! I get it. She might have one of those foolish, just-made-aware-, socially conscious parents, who have no problems with giving birth to a girl. Well, this incident should serve you as a warning. Consider it a threat, rather. If you don't kill her while she is still inside your womb, be prepared to donate her to my brothers. You can not protect her all your life, Can you? At some point, at some time- whether in the alley, at the bus stand, in the college or right outside your house- WE WILL GRAB HER.
Secondly, Let me clear a misconception. Did you think we'll be caught? Did you REALLY think that the police will get hold of us and put us behind bars? Ha Ha Ha! Sorry, the laugh was just an instant reaction. How naive of you! The laws in India do NOT grant me life imprisonment. If you manage to get an FIR filed, I will arrange for Bail and tease you. If you manage to take the case to a District court, I will plead innocence and molest you. If you manage to further rake up the matter in a higher court, I will file appeals and rape you. As a woman, I will show you your place at each successive stage. I will remind you over and over again that being born in your gender is a Natural crime that you have committed and you shall be granted a Natural Punishment for it. Rape, by the way, is a natural phenomenon. Look at Animals. Does the mare or the cow complain? No! So, learn to live with it.
Thirdly, crying hoarse in the Media or filing petitions with politicians won't help. Quite a number of people in there are fellow brothers. They will take up your matter, make an issue out of it, gain sympathy while they can and finally leave you high and dry. As long as you can serve their interests of creating 'Sensation' and 'Garnering Votes', you will be adequately taken care of. Once you are out of public mind, you will be out of their sight. But trust me, We will continue to have our sights on you. After all, you are the meal that we deliciously enjoy. I do agree that there are some black 'Honest' sheep in Politics and Media. But then, a single bogey can not move a train, No matter how hard it tries!
Now that I have sorted out a number of issues, let me also remind you that the society is with me. Shocked? Well, here are the facts. I went to an 'Anti-corruption' rally a few months ago. Don't hold me in high regard for that. I went there merely to eye some 'Maal'. Eyed quite a few, made comments, teased and tried molesting- Its a democracy right? I have the freedom of speech and expression. Nevertheless, I wasn't stopped. No one cared. I came back and beat up my wife. No one cared. I have been sexually abusing a little boy for the past few years. No one cared. Rather, those who got to know, preferred to keep silent. 'Honour' you see. Our country is actually an 'Honour-istan'. We can kill for 'Honour'. We can rape for 'Honour'. And when we do it, the society stands by us. Come to think of it, even the local Panchayats have started passing 'diktats' to keep their women safe! What a cruel joke. Those who have put on the charade of protecting her, are also the ones to murder her!
The letter has gone quite long I see. And I don't have much patience to continue writing. I am in dire need of some fun right now. Need to go out and find one of you. People will come. They will stand and they will watch. But none, I repeat, NONE of them will be man enough to come forward and argue with us. And why should they? You are not 'Their' Sister, or Mother or Daughter! Leave it to us and we will rape Men too! On that note, let me take your leave. Professional, ah, in your words, Animal instincts are calling me. Let me look for a public point, look for a woman, look for a quiet crowd and make my move.
And this time, I will not just stop at Molestation.
Take care till I find you.
An unidentified Molester.
very well written Akil..... Nicely captured the frame of mind of a molester..... So true.....ReplyDelete
Society doesnt want to accept change on women,,,, I guess instead of putting laws on women such as diktat and basically owning them, we should try to change the frame of mind of MEN...... Their mothers are responsible for them being like this, Their mothers tell them to do whatever they want, and more or less prefer boy child over a girl child.
Inspite of being educated from good schools and learning all those Moral science books, the result is the same.
"mere bete ki girl friend hai ji, aish karda hai, par shaadi meri marzi se karaega"
"ladkion ka kya hai, ek jayegi to doosri aa jayegi"
I've seen parents teaching this to their children..... and i feel so pissed at this that once i almost had a fight with a relative on this....
So bottom line, when a little boys eyes a girl with that 'EYE', the mother (as she was once a girl), should come forward and slap that child to let him know that its wrong.
Thank you Ajay. And I totally agree to what you have said. Molestation is gradually becoming a part of Indian culture. In every tiny way, we are directly or indirectly causing harm to women. It is high time we defined our concepts of morality and equality.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your inputs.
A very well articulated piece!ReplyDelete
Well Written in the mind set of a Molester..!
And clearly thrown away the lights on the failure of society as well as on our jurisdiction/legal system.
And our media as usual making news out of their professional ethics.
Learning moral should be at home front.. and the guilty need to be punished heavily atleast to prevent.
Thank you Swagata.ReplyDelete
Indeed. (Forgive me I can't make out your name). The lessons of morality begin at home, You are quite right. We need collective action. Highlighting isolated incidents won't do.ReplyDelete
Haahah... it me.. Anand Raj..!Delete
well written letter akhil..this is the mindframe of the molestors, what was the news cameraman thinking when he took the video insted of helping that girl?ReplyDelete
Thank you Nupur. And that is the entire point. I am not ready to believe that he could not do anything but record the incident. They were right outside a Bar! It must have had around a hundred people inside. They certainly were not outnumbered.ReplyDelete
P.S- The name is *Akil :)
A well portrait mindset of a molester.. But I think,they do not have brain. Only animal desire and lust are there. I also believe that each of us has this type of desire but except these baddies , normal people would not let it out. They will masterbad inside their room, all bad feelings will be inside only. It shd nt come out, respect women.ReplyDelete
Thank you. But then again, its not about things 'inside' or 'Outside'. It is about a thought process, a mindset.ReplyDelete
Excellent piece Akil! The satire, the underlying simmering rage has the potential to reach out and touch tremendously. We live in dangerous times and voices like yours is needed in this society, especially from the young.ReplyDelete
well written akil...and a very very disturbing incident indeed!! shameful..ReplyDelete
Thank you Nazia and Navi. If this letter can bring about even an iota of change or if it can evoke even the tiniest of emotion, I'd only be glad.ReplyDelete
Well written piece. The satire in it mocks everyone. Truly, it deserves to be read. Having said that, its 'our' job to make society 'man' enough to fight for justice. No matter how hard. That takes transformation. Keep adding strength to the idea and the cause through your writings. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thank you. And you are right. The job is 'Ours'. We can not delegate it to others in the name of 'Fighting Corruption'. A society with a human heart can not be cast in corrupt minds.ReplyDelete
So well written.How well you caught many wrongs of the society in single frame ! I hope some molesters or any other such animals would read this and might be ashamed for all wrongs they did or plan to do in future.Right from the first post till this,you have been able to grab reader's attention.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the kind appreciation Namrata. :)ReplyDelete
Very well written.. hopes are dead dude.. i dont know whether some conscious efforts would be made to realise where as a society we are going or not.. as i said hopes are no more.. here, the so called bharat mata, women are so unsafe and horrified.. not coz such crazy nuts exists but coz they loose their dignity anyways.. i want to address all the women through your blog, plz dont be affraid of your dignity.. your are billions of times more dignified than such males.. you should stop tolerating the tortures and soul assasinations.. I seriously dont think untill unless you do that such people wont realize.. plz..ReplyDelete
Loosing your dignity*Delete
I completely side by you in making this appeal Hemant. It is women who will need to initiate. They will have to take the first step. Unless they decide to break away from the conditioning which teaches them to sacrifice, they will never gain their true dignity.ReplyDelete
Right akil, so far as i know this society, which essentially is a human collective, will ever be able to cure itself without the social doctors.. there are hell lot of patients with mental disorders and only women can treat them, as mothers, sisters, friends and wives.. an inhumane person cant give respect any of the above.. so plz try to make them human.. n a request to fellows plz behave.. your are not alone here to live.. others have a life too..ReplyDelete
Humanity cannot come with corrupt minds, Like I said. Let's hope the incident does not stop here. The lesson we learnt from it should continue.Delete
so well written Akil...that blueprint of molester mind u have sketch doesn't lack anything(made me suspicious about u ;))but seriously it deserves to be published as an editorialReplyDelete
Ha Ha! First, Thank you for the appreciation Arnav. Second, I hope you did read the disclaimer on top, just in case to avoid any misgivings. :DReplyDelete