The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.
Saransh Bhatia , MBA 2014-16, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
There is a famous saying from Mahatma Gandhi “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.” In the changing Indian society where on one hand government imposed ban on India’s daughter a documentary from BBC and on the other hand a 35-year-old accused rapist Syed Sharif Uddin Khan was lynched in Nagaland. The question remains is this the changing time for our country?
On march 5 an angry mob lynched the accused Syed out of jail, paraded him naked for 7 km and then beat him to death.But the question which one need to ask is whether the people of the country have lost faith on our law system. Is it that people are so angry about these incidence that they think now there will be direct action and no faith on our judiciary.
The nirbhaya incidence , the recent rape by a cab driver in Delhi and the news that the cab driver has committed the similar crimes before and no action was taken on him reveals how in India our judicial system is. The juvenile in Nirbhaya’s rape case just faced 3 years of Jail. Many accused don’t even face stringent punishment or come out of jail on bail.
Even though lynching incidence is not good for any country but our judicial system also needs to be more changed. More tough laws should be made on crimes such as rape and molestation. Besides more tough laws the society also needs to be changed. People need to respect women. Their mindset needs to be changed. Also people should have faith in their judicial system and should not take law into their hand. With this changing times it still needs to be seen how the government will react and how the changes would be made to the existing laws.