8th March comes along with sudden upsurge of television and YouTube advertisements associated with women signifying their importance and their day to day struggles. Unfortunately, this lasts only for few days and then the old story starts getting repeated. The recent case of Ayesha, the recent Hathras case, the recent case of that domestic violence survivor, the recent case of the next door rape victim, all these recent cases are a day to day affair.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, twenty one dowry deaths in a single day are reported in India with a conviction rate of only 34.75%.
NITI Aayog report by the Indian government reveals that gender imbalance is on the rise in India. Almost 21 million girls in India are ‘unwanted’. The report says that couples keep having children until they have the desired number of boys.
Read : https://desiobstinate.com/the-plight-of-indian-daughters/
Violence against women is the fastest-growing crime in India. According to a report prepared by India’s National Crime Records Bureau a crime has been recorded against women in every three minutes in India. Every 60 minutes, two women are raped in this country. Every six hours, a young married woman is found beaten to death, burnt or driven to suicide.
“Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
But thanks to the women who firmly beliefs in Shakti and indeed is herself Shakti, who proved to the society that a woman can do everything. None other than Sushmita Sen who adopted two beautiful girls. Her deeds and words have motivated a lot of young minds. She has proved that in order to bring a change one needs to start with the change at home.
This Women’s Day here’s thanking Sushmita Sen and other great women for painting a better picture of a better tomorrow. Thank you for showing the path to young minds and thank you for being so beautifully you.
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”
― Maya Angelou
Tumi Shotti Durga
Translation : Really you are Durga ( Shakti )