Friday, 12 March 2010

One true heroine - calls off wedding after baby is raped

I was heartened to read the following report in the Hindustan Times -

Bride calls off wedding after infant's rape.

If you have read my earlier post regarding the rape of a six month old baby, you would know why this is such great news.

If things have to change for women, it is the women who must act. The 18 year old bride - Rizwana Parveen -deserves the highest praise for taking the bold step in calling off her wedding after the guest from the groom's side raped the baby. She said she did not want to get married in a village, Kithor in Meerut district, where they did not respect women.

This is the best and the boldest decision the young woman could take and she did it. I hope one of our many NGOs honour her. For she deserves it. And I am so happy that she had the support of her parents and the entire panchayat in taking the action.

Meanwhile, the baby is battling for her life in a hospital. What should the punishment be for such a crime?

An earlier post on the issue of rape and punishment - http://shreevenkatram.blogspot.com/2009/07/rape-and-punishment.html

2 comments:

Farila said...

Babies are so lovable and I cannot imagine how could men do this ??? It almost made me nauseous...
Off course she is a brave lady to take that step.

Shree Venkatram said...

Wish we had more like her!

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