Go On, Middle Class, Keep On Thinking You are Safe

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We Not only think: Let ‘him’ do it. We also think it will not happen to ‘us’. In Hindi it is famously known as ‘Dekha Jaayega,’ (Cross the Bridge when it comes).

Continuing on this, …Rapes, it happens to ‘Others,’ like the Dalits. Police Harassment, again, it happens to ‘Others.’ Is the thought. But what is the Reality?

A woman from Noida and her 14-year-old daughter were allegedly dragged out of their car and gang-raped …by a group of men for three hours near a highway in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, just 65 km from Delhi.

Source: http://www.ndtv.com/cities/woman-minor-dragged-from-car-allegedly-gangraped-in-up-1438363

[ Yeah, they will say ‘Allegedly.’ The so called justice-system will not give ‘Protection,’ but You will find charges, serious ones at that, if You Directly say they fellow raped. You have to say he ‘Allegedly’ raped. ]

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In the case sited above, the people had been travelling by Car. Ergo, Not Poor People. ‘Their Cell phoneS had been left in the car, which they used later on,’ is something I heard over the interview on TV. It was Cell PhoneS. Plural. Not Poor People.

It happened to them.

HOW CAN WE SAY IT WILL NOT HAPPEN TO US?

The Jat Women who were raped, come from a Well-to-do community.

HOW CAN WE SAY IT WILL NOT HAPPEN TO US?

It is not just that they put Bombs in Planes. They Casually set Fire to Trains. Which affects Not just the Second Class, Un-Reserved Passenger.

trains set on fire andhra-tuni-protests feb 16

Image of Ratnachal Express set on Fire during the ‘Kapu’ community agitation near Teni in Andhra in February 2016. From:

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/andhra-pradesh-kapu-protest-for-backward-class-status-turns-violent-train-set-afire/

[ I must Apologize. This incident makes the Kapu as number One in Anti-Nationalism. …The Godhra incident would take ages to discuss. ]

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Thus, Those with Cars, Travelling in AC coaches in Trains; Those having Expensive Laptops and Smartphones and Knowing How to Use them, are Not Exempt from Violence and Danger now.

And the Way to bring these things to a Stop is to Raise Our Voices.

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