Today was an interesting day . One of those which compels you to analyse, prioritize and deduce.
A friend, good friend I must add, since she has always been a well wisher, questioned the choice of my posts, Let me clarify here. Her objection was not to what was being written, rather to what was not getting written.. She was surprised and disappointed she said, that I have never spoken or even remotely hinted at events I attend, pageants, award ceremonies, social dos, the works. That set me thinking to. Why did not it occur to me?
Very simply, because I dont think of myself or my blog as a calendar of social , filmi, page 3 events. By virtue of being associated with the glamorous set, does not necessitate that one utilises this platform as a page to indirectly draw attention to that aspect of ones life. To me it is demeaning and crassy. There has to be more to a human being than a portrayal of a jet set life and tom tom attendance of such functions. It feels an empty, barren and hollow stance to adopt.
I feel fulfilled, breathe easy, and gratified, if a topic which needs urgent focus has been given the attenton it deserves.
You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say..Martin Luther
So ignoring the beauty pageant, I’d much rather write about the Paedophiles who have been arrested finally. They ran tha Anchorage shelter home for street children, ironically. Undercover the sinful activities against innocent and helpless children,lured with food and shelter, had been carrying on for years. The judgement was finally delivered. After four years the guilty have been brought to book. They have been accorded 6 years imprisonment and 20000 pounds each as fine. These funds are to be utilised for the welfare of the children whose life they have literally torn assunder.
What was heartening was the judges remarks” One of the objects for awarding compensation is to wipe out India’s name from the sex tourism map. Only time can say whether the court is able to do that. Let paedophiles all over the world know that India should not be their destination,” Judge Paranjpe said.
Justice is finally being executed in the fashion worthy of an enlightened society. Exemplary punishments are the single deterrent for sexual crimes, which otherwise are next to impossible to lead to conviction.
Such punishments are the hope also in rape cases, where laxity and lacunae in law have let rapists go scot free, only to encourage others to commit offences blatantly and fearlessly.
Its past midnight.. more tomorrow.