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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

An Anguished Cry


A battered bruised body

          A deep hurt soul

That was what was left

   Of the young girl bold

She fought with lechers

    With all might no holds

A shamed human society

  Does nothing but cry hoarse

Intelligentsia debate every role

   Little help to anguished soul

Wake up law brokers

  Hear the knock on door

Act before it’s too late

  To tame wolves on stroll


PS- 1. My heart goes out for the young girl struggling in hospital after the recent brutal rape in Capital. May she recover and see the life which she so richly deserved to see!!
2. Image kind courtesy Google

  

105 comments:

  1. Such a pathetic state in our country. The more I read about this incident, the more my anger grows. We are on the brink of hating our country and its system.

    The poem fills the heart with pain.

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  2. It couldn't have been more well put Pa! A shamed human society crying hoarse ..... That is unfortunately all that remains of us ....

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  3. It couldn't have been more well put Pa! A shamed human society crying hoarse ..... That is unfortunately all that remains of us ....

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  4. An important topic, so well addressed. Very sad indeed.... I'm not sure how to respond :(( sigh!

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  5. I read about this in the Norwegian news today. So sad..
    Your writing is gripping.

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  6. Rahul, it's sad and I really wonder what is wrong. I can't put a finger anywhere. Your poem captures the urgency of the situation. I just hope there is some stringent law in place for the rapists.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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    1. Unfortunately, the number of wrongs now outweigh rights, Susan! Hope justice is done soon!!

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  7. Very nicely put in words. Its sad. I think law and order will always have its limitations though. We need to culture the minds. I did a little bit of research on the topic and found some facts that hint something important - http://goo.gl/E7ZTl, please do take a read...

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    1. Manish it is horrific!!The fact remains that we are very low on human values no matter what statistics may say!!

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    1. Cannot disagree with you when it comes to cases like this!

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  9. We need to have laws that people fear. We need a system that works. This is happening to far too many people. The same with mass shootings in the US. When will 'something' be done about all of this. Very sad state of affairs.

    Nicely written, Mr. Bhatia.

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    1. Divya, we have too many laws but very little implementation! The justice delayed is justice denied which is most often the case here!

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  10. They say that 4-5 fast track courts have started working. These courts should punish the rapists (if proven) by harming their body permanently so that they would never thinking of harming any woman. Only male escort is not enough because the girl had one.

    The girls should be bold, learn Karate and use it when time arises.

    Every line in your poem is very meaningful, Rahulji. Our women are like the one in the picture now.

    Hope this case also doesn't fizzle out like the Haryana rape case about which we don't hear anything now.

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    1. Any number of monoliths can be created but without action they are all paper tigers! Self defence is always a good weapon but sadly in this case they were outnumbered by debased animals! I too wish the girl lives to see justice!

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  11. Incidents like these are so tragic and kind of makes me numb. Very well written, amen to your PS.

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    1. Arti, this is benumbing and so difficult to come to terms with!

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  12. Your expression is a spot on.. the issue is so sad and frightening, degeneration of values to the core.

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    1. Padmaja, agree with every word you wrote!

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  13. I dont want to add another comment of pity, sadness and worries. I just hope the culprits deserve the most brutal punishment ever and the girl the rightful and cheerful life she deservs

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  14. All the women in power and sitting in the Parliament and Legislatures should go and drown themselves. It is a crying shame that a woman CM and a woman de facto head of the country have nothing to say. Nothing to offer in terms of a solution. I blame them more than anyone else. This is not a matter of patriarchy or male chauvinism or even objectification of women, but one of perversion and psychotic tendencies.

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    1. It is a blot on our system and to claim that we are the biggest democracy!The reactions of those in power are despicable. This unaccountability must come to an end, Zephyr!!

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  15. Beautiful poem Rahul.
    I hope things get better in the future. It is a painfully slow process but I am sure things will change.

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    1. If we starting doing something right now then only we can hope for a better future, Amit!!

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  16. Rahul sir!!! :( very very heart touching and the PS section made me cry
    REally cruel and scary!
    yeah what is going on!!! what has to be done to stop this!!!

    All questions left unanswered

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    1. It is so sad that no expression can be enough! So shameful and the trauma the poor girl is undergoing for no fault of her!!

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  17. My prayers for the young lady, may God give her the strength to endure and recover soon. I have no words left to condemn the act. It is a depressing state of affairs and I have no confidence left on our system to see any hope.

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    1. I too am praying that she recovers and sees the better things in life, Akanksha!!If there was a system it woud not have happened in first place!!

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  18. Once..Rahul sir, Just once..if they are hanged, no one will ever dare to think of such an act. Things are getting worse by day..shame on us human hood.

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    1. Latha, the quantam of punishment will never be equal to the damage these goons have done! I hope it comes in adequate measure to instil fear in rest!!

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  19. I have been often disappointed by the attitude towards women; its shows everywhere in little little things. It hurts to even read or talk on this topic.

    She is a brave girl and my heart and soul is with her. May god bless her with every happiness in life. All things are possible to God. ALL the nations prayers are with her

    Things should change now. Even men have come out in support of stringent laws. Death penalty is a must for such deeds if only a fear can make society more civil towards women.

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    1. Jerly, I too sincerely hope for a miracle to happen to save the girl!! It is time things change for better before we go back to the stone age!!

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  20. I can't begin to imagine the shock, fear and deep emotional wounds that girl is carrying, let alone the physical pain. Your poem touched me very deeply, Rahul.

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    1. Welcome to my blog Corinne! The scars will be permanant but I wish she lives! The agony and trauma faced by her and her parents cannot be imagined!! Very sad!!

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    1. Agnes!! A sad day... but hope best for her!!

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  22. Same feeling here Rahul. I am disgusted with our lethargic way of dealing with issues that are so important.And what is this stupid senile lady Sheila Dixit up to, she has been the CM for years with no good work to her credit.

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    1. The lesser said the better about those in power, Rama!

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  23. We live in such a cruel world! Touching post! Police protection, law, everything should change, but, first of all the way society thinks should change!

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    1. So true Valli, and I hope you all see a better world with better thinking people!

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  24. Oh, sadly beautiful! Love the image.

    This world is a dangerous place not because of the people who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. -Albert Einstein.

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    1. Shreya, your brilliant quote speaks volumes about the present situation! Sigh!!

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  25. Hurts so much, Rahul. Praying for her survival. Praying for the law enforcers to wake up.

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    1. Vidya , I sincerely hope that collective prayers work for her and those traumatised in similar way!!

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  26. I am so saddened to hear about the little girl Rahul, it makes my heart ache, this is something that is far too common, even here and I wish there were something more we could do about it. These profound and powerful words speak volumes and have awoken our humanity and the compassion within us.

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    1. This phenomena is universal, Sam but the the ghastly perpetration makes it more gory! Hope she lives to see the justice being meted out to the culprits!!Not that similar crimes elsewhere can be taken lightly but need to be viewed on par with murder!!

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  27. The act is unthinkable! The way I feel about this case can't be put in words. It reminds me of some old case which was dusted recently ... the way cases are handled encourages the predators.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruna_Shanbaug_case

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  28. My heart bleeds to see such deeds..This is diabolical..!! It's time to tame these demons. And no we don't need additional laws, we just need the accurate implementation, depending upon the gravity of the offence..in this case, these nefarious fellows must be put to slow death and not simply hanged.

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  29. Yashi, I can understand your feelings and feel no different. I only hope that a quick punishment sends a hard message to such people!!

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  30. So true sir. Also glad to know that she's stable now and recovering. Its a sad state of affairs happening in India.. The least we can do now is to hand over the strictest punishment. That's the short term solution. Long term is what we need to plan out..

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  31. Wish she recover very soon and get back her courage and fight against those hidden wolves. You well expressed the anguish and pain behalf.

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  32. This is the need of the hour. The law makers should apply deterrent theory in such appalling rape cases.

    I feel sad when people say that the accused acted like animals. Hell NO! Don't abuse animals, people.

    And the girl..well she is a brilliant fighter. I hope her fighting spirit remains intact and she comes out of ICU as soon as possible.

    The poem is composed very well sir. With all the right emotions and right words.

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    1. Vinati, these are heart felt words and wish the wounds can be healed some way!

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  33. justice delayed is justice denied..
    i hope things move faster and the little girl gets some sort of justice .. my heart goes out for her..


    Bikram's

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    1. Absolutely true, the time current dispensation understands the gravity of situation!!

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  34. Heard in the news here too. So so sad but it happens here often too. Not very long ago an uncle raped his six year old niece with his friends!
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. PAPS there are wolves everywher and all these crimes deserve to be punished in exemplary manner!!

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  35. What a heart wrenching poem, Rahul. Its a sad state of affairs. My heart goes out for her and her family.

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    1. I am really pained like everyone else, Rachna!!

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  36. Forgot to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Rahul.

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    1. Wish the New Year brings a lot of cheer Rachna!!

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  37. Thanks for your wonderfully thoughtful comment! Please do let us know what is the outcome of this case, I think if justice is not served, we should all sign an online petition.

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    1. Thanks Sam, that was the true feeling!! I am so grateful to you for suggestion for online petition, but the protests are raging everywhere and hope justice will be delivered!

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    2. I watched the international news channel this weekend and saw another brutal case in Delhi, I am so disturbed and saddened by this as well.

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    3. The world has shrunk and whatever happens in one part gets known so quickly! Sad it is that the number of deviants and perverts are on the rise and any right thinking person does feel perturbed with the wrong doings! Thanks for being so compassionate, Sam!!

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  38. It is a shame that even after all the hue n cry this incident evoked--even after that, similar crimes are taking place.People have no fear of law.Is it time for the common man to take law in his hands?

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    1. There is no fear because there is no deterrance! Even in Ramayana , Tulsidas wrote that without fear even love cannot happen, when Lakshmana picked up the bow to send fear in the heart of Sea that was refusing to give way to make bridge to Lanka!!Very sad!

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  39. Very well versed Rahul ji. You echo the sentiments of India & Indians so aptly and appropriately.

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    1. Thanks Rama, but this has been on the mind all the time since this has happened:(

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    2. Very sad that the brave girl did not survive. RIP Nirbhaya.

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    3. Very brave and hope she has paved way for a better world by paying with her own life!!

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  40. This encounter was more than just a brutal rape.
    It questioned the remaining crumbs of humanity.
    Beautifully penned down by you.
    Hope Justice finds it's way through.

    Take Care :)

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    1. It is so pathetic that humans stoop so low with utter disregard for what differentiates them from animals!! Thanks !!

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  41. Beautifully penned Sir!
    My heart goes out to the brave girl and I am sure that this saga of atrocity will end with justice.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Puji but honestly,this incident has sent shock waves amongst ordinary people at the denigration of human society! Wish that the justice is delivered swiftly!!

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  42. Dear Rahul, just stopping by to wish you a wonderful Christmas and a wonderful Holidays with your loved ones. Not sure you celebrate it, but accept my best wished anyway.;) Thank you for all your lovely comments and visits in the past year.:)
    xoxo

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    1. Merry X Mas and a lovely New Year Zuzana! Your amazing blog keeps me abreast with the beauty of nature and the changes of weather through the year,so amazingly captured by you in visuals!!

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  43. well penned Rahulji...pls join
    www.poetry.com

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  44. It is sad and disgusting.. We just talk and go for stupid protest march..It will fickle out and the same story will repeat..

    love
    http://www.meghasarin.com

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    1. Megha it is indeed sad and disgusting but this time I sincerely hope that the demand for justice does not go unheard!

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind invitation Pranjay!!

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  46. The poem brings back the dreadful memories of all the news that I have read related to the incident.. It was too bad... The law makers are useless fellas and the delay in the justice proves it.

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    1. Agree Manjulika, that this incident has sparked a fire and hope the embers dont die down till justice is delivered.

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  47. Well said Sir. People just seem to be talking about it and not doing anything . We keep sitting in news rooms and board rooms and just keep talking about it. Now the brave girl has left us all, but we should not let it go in vain.

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    1. Absolutely Ashwini!! Such a brave girl and feel so much pained with this one death as never before in long time!!Hope there are no such repeats ever!!

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  48. No words for the brutality she was subjected to.. may her soul rest in peace..

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    1. Absolutely, Radhika! Very sad indeed!!

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