Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Patan Rapes

The rape victim at Patan has been fully exposed - all except her name is public knowledge: the names of her parents, her siblings, the village they come from.
What about the six rapists? The media has only revealed their names. Not a single fact beyond that. Are they married? Fathers? Brothers? Who are the parents who reared such evil rapists? Who are their neighbours, their school and college mates, their seniors at Gandhinagar who shielded them, right upto Anandiben Patel, the former education minister of Gujarat?
Why is not media not camping on their respective doorsteps, asking questions of their neighbrs on what sort of boys were they? their teachers, the paan galla from where they bought their cigarettes and masala? their brothers, sisters, wives etc?
Some shrug of media responsibility, saying that police has not revealed their details. Is it not the job of the media to track down the culprits? The female has been identified and crucified effectively already, hasn't she?
No doubt, identifying the background of the men would mean that the families would be subjected to public shame in the media glare. If that has been done to the victim's family, then why not those of the culprits?
Merely because the victim's family is poor and landless and the culprits' are well off??
In that case, if these men and their families were to be exposed on TV and in the papers, as those who reared Rapists, that public shame may put the fear, not of God, but of the public ignominy into other Rapists and would-be rapists.
Otherwise the farce of a magisterial enquiry will carry on for a few months and then the six rapists will be quietly rehabilitated elsewhere to commence their nefarious activities. This time, with a payoff to their superiors, not only in cash but also the sexual kind?

6 comments:

Anu said...

i totally agree.those pigs should be castrated and the media shouls tell us about them instead of the poor victim

Binu said...

I totally agree with you.You can find detailes of these rapist on the following link
http://www.dietpatan.org/dietdetails_humanres.html

Kusum Choppra said...

thank you binu for those details. i have saved them. but dont you feel that these men should have been on the front pages of the newspapers, instead of being hidden away by the police etc, while bits and pieces about the rapes continue to dominate the front pages. i am referring special to the front page of Times of India on 13. 02.08. do look it up.
kusum

Anonymous said...

The newspapers are not giving the full story of this crime.

Look into this two links:

http://groups.google.co.in/group/active_y/browse_thread/thread/172b178c69836fac/bc367891e4b5fab1?hl=en&lnk=st&q=diet+patan#bc367891e4b5fab1

http://groups.google.co.in/group/Right-to-Information-Act-2005/browse_thread/thread/3be2df7701e25c72/3a818fe4a608437e?hl=en&lnk=st&q=diet+patan#3a818fe4a608437e

Copy & past the above.
There are many other articles in google group search.

Lets bring this out into the media.
Binu

Anonymous said...

Very true, Kusum !
The media feeds gory details to the society, who lap it up like hungry dogs ! These guys should be guillotined in public.
- Pal

punjabi_Ahmedabad said...

Yah I too totally agree with you Kusum. You are thinking right. These all details of those rapist should have been on front page and This should be the role of media. I pray to god to give power to write in the hands of you like persons. I respect You type persons.

Lokesh