By Mohammad Azeemullah
Friday, December 18, 2015 witnessed two important events in India.
First, right-wing activists such as members of BJP, VHP, Shiv Sena came to streets protesting against the screening of Shah Rukh Khan’s movie Dilwale. The crime committed by the super star of Bollywood was that he had expressed his views over ‘growing intolerance’ in the country a fortnight ago. He has already said ‘sorry’ for that.
Second, the Delhi high court on Friday ruled to free the juvenile criminal in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case. And yet, there is not any one to protest against the miscarriage of justice… not even one to express anger and disappointment except the parents of the victim.
On the night of December 16, 2012…a group of six men had brutally raped and murdered a physiotherapy student on a moving Delhi bus. The girl was found with her intestines pulled out of her body. The juvenile was one of the culprits involved in that heinous crime.
In India, the law protects the juveniles for any crime they commit such as the rape and murder of a girl.
Instead of protesting against the release of a criminal by a court, they are protesting against the man who has taken Hindi cinema to a new glory. Instead of protesting against the ‘miscarriage of justice’, they are protesting against the ‘icon of love’ in the country.
What has gone wrong with people in some sections of our society? Has our society become sick? Are we taking India forward by behaving in this manner? It is time for all to think.