The grave wrong that was inflicted against her has only been further worsened by certain remarks and statements by various law-makers of our country. Not only are their perspectives severely flawed, but are awfully baseless and detached from reality. Girls need to feel safe and respected, not suppressed and inhibited. Amanat’s death should act as an eye-opener to every individual in the country, and it is simply not sufficient to declare her ‘martyr’, hold candle marches and protests, or to name anti-rape laws after her. The brutality committed against her is an utter disgrace to mankind, and to uproot such a malaise that wrecks the society needs some concrete actions rather than simply glorifying the death of just another victim, or shuddering at the thought of what terrible agony she must have gone through, or cursing the 6 rapists. For, the fact remains that our society is infested with such perverted ones who are always on the prowl to satiate their lustful urges. And no, the solution is not to put restrictions on the Amanats or blame their “advancement” for such contemptible incidents.
Amanat has only been a reminder of how girls, despite having reached the pinnacles of success, still have to suffer such atrocity at the hands of devils. She has become a symbol now; the unmitigated anger and grief that her suffering has generated has to be channelized in a proper direction, so that tougher penalties can be meted out to those that are convicted of something as heinous as sexual assault. She did not get justice while she was alive, but her death must be honoured and not forgotten as another “sensation event” crops up in our life. As it is, it was Amanat on that ill-fated night, but it could have been any one of us. We need to ensure that none of our daughters, sisters or friends is subjected to the same devastation.
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