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The Right to Not Remain Silent

700,000 girls killed in India per annum / 7 million in this  decade.’Unsettled city female-foeticide-

  Azadi ke baad…”  ( after independence …  )  66 years later – today,

” Do I have Rights, Ma ?”

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 I am stirred by one young lady Mittal Patel  ( with TEDxGateway at Mumbai this year ) who recently worked relentlessly for 50 lakh Indians  and gave them a Voice ; even embarrassed at my luke-warm existence,grateful for a writing opportunity  IDEA CARAVAN that got me listening to the Pulse of a Nation that is mine and I only sniff  at the stench of ‘ de- notified Peoples ‘ –   no ration cards/ voter id cards/ no right to marriage nor saying NO to Prostitution.What tis a DE- NOTIFIED PERSON ?  Watch this…      

( India has more than two thousand ethnic groups wikipedia.)

http://youtu.be/w8cZ2iJARPM

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English: Gateway of India in Mumbai, India. Fr...My response to the above Video,could be summed up in the following two lines ; supported by the rest of this post.

We need Government endorsed social security to every female foetus, girl, woman, older woman, ensuring the right to marriage, pregnancy, Safety, lower to upper middle class. if this is made official and happening, we might save at least half of India’s female population. ( 940 females / 1000 males. Indian Population : 1.27 billion, 2013.)

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What is a third class citizen, why are girls killed in this Age of red-carpet haute couture , Miss India, Miss Worlds/ Universes/ Asia- Pacifics,Ms Earths,Indian women PMs …with due respect, are we zeroing in on  ‘Casteism & Dowry’ ;  see Ban on Sati, the eradication of leprosy..

The Video above displays  horrifying Statistics and one Person, in the face of National Apathy. Am equally amazed that her work paid off, through all the hours of research, unearthing data, the times some may have politely asked her to just go home and be a woman. That’s what she did. SHE WENT HOME TO  THE REAL INDIA, AND WAS A REAL WOMAN. Please note : the Govt. of India did NOT turn a deaf ear to her.

Yesterday, at a Resort with Caravans , we saw six Caravans immobile due to expenses, petrol. The Air Conditioner  also had Issues with Local load shedding electricity cuts ;  two reasons  for Static but nice caravans, no Takers.

A CITIZEN-CARAVAN-Style – PATHWAY  VIA  UNTREAD AREAS WILL ONLY WORK, IF IT HAS

*  Mobility – GET EVEN ONE POWERED CHIEF TO ‘LEAD INDIA‘ IN AN ORGANISATION THAT GIVES VOICE TO NAMELESS- HARASSED IN THIS BRACKET, AND I WILL PERSONALLY ASSIST HIM/HER.

Dharavi Slum in Mumbai, India

** Govt approved ‘ Authorisation, TREAT FEMALE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE( foetus to adult), AS A PEOPLE GROUP. GIVE THEM CREDIBILITY, unearth OFFENDERS( Read : Social Security )

***  if it has got everyday citizens like me, to trust it, promote it. Make this an appendage to every board meeting . After we have had our bread and butter and jam, please open a HUMANITY BAR : A PLACE WHERE SOME OF US RECOGNISE WOMEN  WITH NO VOICE. Citizens need body guards too – we regard the Govt as our Body Guard. Am I wrong my Parliament ? This is a Living Uttarkhand 24×7.  We saw  your helicopters LIVE recently ; what we lack are helipads in these back lanes, unreachable … because?

If this is ignored, you know why we have stagnation. 

Last week my husband and I met a couple ( childless) who had just adopted a little baby girl. They both work at a South Indian Hospital, a place that has seen the death of girl babies/ dowry burns, deaths due to casteism, human sacrifice, kidnappings, you name it. (Yes, people here are scared to have daughters.Esp if they are the ‘ low caste’ sections of society, can you blame them ?). One day our friends got a distress call from a woman in labour. ” Please save my baby. They will kill this one also..”This couple ( our friends) took this baby girl in with much joy, the mother  told of the gruesome way in which the other four babies were killed. Her husband stamped them to death, and was proud to say so, officially. HOW?  In an age where we, as Indians are worried about road/ tax offence, we are still ( read Mittal’s’ report posted above) blissfully co-habiting a Nation with DE-NOTIFIED PEOPLE, not just among nomads and mountain/ desert tribes… we own graveyards of unborn girls and new wed brides and rape victims, LIVING DEAD cursed with the worst disease of all Ignorance of a DIRTY HABIT > Citizen Apathy & an Official Tolerance to Murder of Female children, ( stemming from deep rooted disregard for the Indian Female).

 

13 years ago a little baby met us – she was found by the Police, wounded, scarred… abandoned, dying in one of Mumbai’s leading hospitals. Why was she mauled ( not sexually) – who wanted her dead ? She is beautiful of heart and spirit. I pray one day she will have the courage to face the truth,that she will make peace with the deal Life dealt her, good bad or ugly ; that she will be a woman to reckon with. that She will hold her head high.  My husband and I will always say she adopted us.  As I write this, am thinking of the many thousands within the womb of India, unborn, dead or dying   – what use will this post  do, am an ordinary citizen, a woman and a mother. But if  we can shed Tears Of Peace , then maybe we are feeling the right emotions at least.                           

                                               WHAT CAN THE BASIC INDIAN CITIZEN ASK, GIVEN  OPPORTUNITY 

English: An ethnic Wife of Dhaneshwaran from t...

English: An ethnic Wife / Kutia Kondh tribal group in Orissa, India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. SOCIAL SECURITY,  A NOTIFICATION OF THE INDIAN WOMAN AS A PERSON WITH THE RIGHT TO LIFE – EVERY UNBORN BABY, EVERY GIRL CHILD AND WOMAN. Self-Help groups will make a difference, if they own Govt.security.

2. A CERTAIN CLAUSE THAT GRANTS OFFICIALS/ COMPANIES/INSTITUTIONS/ AGENCIES THE RIGHT TO INVESTIGATE SUCH CRIMES ..   we support trees and parking lots.Even plastic bags and blogs are protected. With all this Technology in our Laps,can we not support ONE other unknown Indian, as a Group ? 

3. I ASK FOR PEOPLE WITH FUNDS AND POWER TO ADOPT GIRL BABIES IN WHATEVER WAY – NOT JUST financially,CAN A COMPANY NOT PLAY GUARD TO VICTIMS  ?  CAN EMPLOYEES NOT PART WITH Rs. 100/- PER WEEK TO THE CARE OF ONE GIRL CHILD. EDUCATE HER/ TALK TO HER FAMILY, IF THEY ARE AGAINST IT.  NO ?

4. I ASK FOR OUR NAMELESS MILLIONS TO PLEASE BE WATCHED. IF WE HAVE VIDEO- CAMERAS IN HIGH PLACES, CAN WE  NOT HOST GOVERNMENT SURVEYS IN  EVERY INDIAN VILLAGE TO ROUT THIS EVIL / EDUCATE TRIBES AND VILLAGERS, EVEN URBAN TRIBES IN OUR ENDLESS CHAPTERS OF SOCIAL VIOLENCE.  NO ? WHY ?  HOW IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PRETTY AS COMPARED TO OTHER CRIME ?      IF THE GOVT CANNOT, THEN PLEASE COMPANIES, BARONS, KINGS, PRIESTS OF U – TUBE AND MOVIES,  ( KUDOS AAMIR KHAN JI), UNEARTH OUR DIRTY SECRETS. TRACE BLOOD that flows briefly, then dissolves  in a wash of society’s latest gambols.

5. I ASK FOR AN OPEN GOVT.APPROVED ADDRESS WHERE WOMEN CAN LODGE COMPLAINTS, LIKE EVERY OTHER CRIME, AND BE TREATED AS MURDER VICTIMS, EVEN IF THEY ARE BABIES. . Will we be provoked enough  when our own kids have husbands who hate girls ?

This contempt for women has reached a pitch like never before; who has any right to kill his bride / his unborn or born female child/ a neighbour woman, via rape, via infant foeticide, via apathy, via immobility and  a self-centred existence…

If EVERY  Street,Taluk, District, Village, Town, State, City hosts a Sponsored Shelter for Families in distress, I want to know who will stop it. We as Indian Citizens reserve the right to know who our real offenders are. ONE such Centre Officiated by the Prime Ministers’ Office will do. This is 1.27 billion+ , what will tomorrow be like….

6. AM ASKING INDIAN TEXTBOOKS, TO OWN AND PROMOTE A CHAPTER AT LEAST, EDUCATING OUR KIDS & FAMILIES ON SOCIAL EVILS, THE KIND MENTIONED IN EVERY VIDEO ON THIS PAGE.

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PLEASE. Where are we headed ? 5-husbands-who-are-all-BROTHERS/1 wife   ( Weird ; for some reason that woman in link is smiling. A brain washed very young uneducated woman will accept anything ?  There are details in records, so sick you might recoil ; let the unsaid speak ).

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This Post would not have been possible without the invaluable presence of India.
Ma

 

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Who Are You

WHO ARE YOU TO ME why then do you not speak, what are these silences we do

so often, what are these streets, where have we arrived after all this time, why

am I so at home in a place I will leave,

who are you O God, to me, that You know

everything

about me, that I cannot yet, see

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I hold you close

..my earth.

Your stories of love and birth,

laughter and verse,

crime and streets

of war and peace,

I hold you so close

close,

my earth,

mine.

National Geographic photographer

1,000,000 Pictures

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Letter to my daughter

Girl
what do you see in a land of a billion and
more,
we are not alone, and yet, as I write this
child,
am asking you will be more
than a Conqueror.
In this conflict ‘tween Love and Fear,
you will also know to never
be indifferent
you will (Oh God please hear),
you will, in all these things, recognise
Beauty in Ashes, and never be afraid
of Love
in your land of a billion
and more, my
daughter, and
yours…
…..

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