I still remember the morning. I was in a car, driving towards the airport. To go to Andamans for my annual vacation. It was a winter morning of December, 2012. Something inside me broke that day. Because she died. I wanted her to be with us. To prove that they cannot break our spirit or our bodies.
3 years later, I take back my wish. What would’ve you witnessed if you were alive today?
1. It has no remorse for what It and the other Its did with you. It concludes prophesying that all rape victims will be killed
2. Thousands of rapists are alive, some in jails, some in their homes, some in their bedrooms, some teaching children
3. The prime minister meets your parents on woman safety. His government meanwhile bans what "appear to encourage and incite violence against women." Well, what are they doing to ban violence against you or me? Meeting your parents?
4. People I know feel “India’s daughters” need to dress decently. They are highly educated, respectable members of the society. It’s interview substantiates their beliefs
5. 100s of gang rapes since that fateful night. No social change. Ironically social media is abuzz.
6. Convicts and lawyers were paid some say while others say that this is outrageous and culling down of basic freedom. Meanwhile, in the one hour that I watched the documentary in the comfort of my apartment at least two women were raped somewhere in India. And your courage did not change that statistics, even 3 years later.
Yes, I take back my wish. Because something else inside me broke again.