Over the past few days, there has been a feeling of disgust, a feeling of outrage and a feeling of shame, among the social media community of India. Horrific details emerged out of Kashmir where certain individuals backed by the Hindu Majority BJP party were accused of mercilessly raping an 8-year-old Muslim girl, Asifa, from Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir.
The question on everyone’s mind in the same “What did the little girl do to deserve such an inhumane act?” Asifa was raped for 8 days continuously and finally killed in a deserted forest and she lay there until the police found her body in a state indescribable by words.
The entire social media has been angered by the fact that the government has done absolutely nothing to curb the rape culture in India. Shabab Siddiqui, a common Indian Citizen, has begun a bangle campaign on Facebook as clearly seen in the photo. He wishes to highlight the rather coward behaviour by the central government in not doing enough to bring Asifa to justice.
By bangles, he is referring to the fact that despite the horrific incident of Nirbhaya rape incident which shocked the nation almost 8 years ago, the government has done nothing but hide behind a curtain in a rather cowardly way and allowing the perpetrators to walk free.
Let us hope that Shabab’s campaign is a success and at least now our “Sarkar” realises the shameful state India is in right now and work towards making this country safe for women!