Thursday, February 02, 2012

India! Open your bleary eyes to Sex Trafficking

A sense of pathetic helplessness is stinging hard....
The past few days are haunted by just one thing...Baby Falak. Even the most hard-hearted person is moved to tears reading about her in so many news sites and channels that flash her story from various aspects. The whole country is praying for her - pipe in the reporters.

Yes, it's true. Nevertheless, the gnawing question is, how long are we going to just read such horrors on news papers, lament about it for a while, and wilfully, thankfully may be) forget them as we get engrossed in the all important affairs of our daily routine?

I personally have statistics; the number of times I felt sick and disgusted, engraged with so much frustration that ends up with a migraine. But it passes; fades away in due course, until another shocking headline hits the eye.

It seems that not a single person is to be blamed for the fate of Falak. The teenage girl responsible for Falak's current fate has clearly been a victim of intense sexual exploitation, possibly trafficking. An innocent baby left with nobody to care but a tramautized person, barely grown out of childhood. Who is to blame?

There can be no second opinions about all involved directly in Falak's case must be
severely punished. However, it'll only be chopping the tip of the ice berg. All the people who are to be blamed are linked to the never-talked-about business of sex trafficking.

It's not that we are not aware; we are aware of the human trafficking that flourishes in our country, aware of the enumerous teenage girls and children exploited in every inhuman way possible...what have we done?

Most of us don't even want to hear about them, it disturbs us. It shakes up our visions and dreams of a perfect world. We'd rather turn our backs on the dark aspects of life; pray to our "high and mighty" gods that we stay out of such dirty and lowly troubles.

It's high time the government takes a serious hand to curb this horrendous business that is going about. Individual crusaders like Sunitha Krishnan face all the hurdles in the world to do their might. However, without stricter laws in place and forceful execution, there is little hope for a better future.

May be the government should legalize prostitution, let willing adults indulge in it with safe measures. well, they might face vehement opposition from Saffron clad crusaders for daring to defame the "rich cultural heritage" of this holy land.

We stand at a threshold to decide what's important. The lives and fates of thousands of innocent children? or our self-inflicted, self-destroying, highly hypocritic notion called "Indian (read Hindu) culture"

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