(Eve teasing, molestation, rape, murder etc... looks like humanity is almost killed in India. After BHU molestation case, there have been talks that India is becoming the unsafest place for women. Here I wanted to share the open letter once again which I wrote after Bangalore incident that occurred on new year eve 2017)
Respected Modi ji,
You might have already been faced with millions of words on the issue I am talking about but this letter is on behalf of all those non-Indian women who are dwelling in your country.
The entire India is today talking about the unfortunate Bangalore incident. News channels, websites, portals, social media platforms, all are flooded with a large number of agitated people writing, commenting and cursing Bangalore city's night of shame.
It's been a couple of days now that the CCTV footage of the shameful happening is being circulated all over the Internet. I was not at all interested to watch the unbelievable video clips and had been avoiding it because I knew, that would certainly depress me. But... poor me, last night while scrolling over Facebook feed, all of a sudden, I happened to see what had happened on the streets of Bangalore. It shook me and left me sleepless for the whole night.
It is now more than two years that you are leading this great nation. You have emerged as one of the most influential leaders in the world. Undoubtedly you are doing great things but don't you think, this kind of incident marks a negative dent in all those good deeds and lose the confidence of the women they have for you?
According to India Today, in 2013, 92 women were raped each day in the country.
According to Al Jazeera, in 2015, more than 34,000 rape cases were reported.
Also, National Crime Records Bureau has released data on Rapes in India. Indian Express has stated: "There has been a marginal increase of 2.5%, however, in other sexual offences against women. Under the category of "assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty", 2015 saw 84,222 cases being registered across the country as against 82,235 in 2014."
Modi ji, everyone knows there's much more pain untold, unreported.
My mom is all alone there in Nepal and here I am working in your country. She watches Indian news channels, follows social media, and these numbers leave her shocked more than me. Every night she would make a call to me and asks if I am okay. Almost in every talk, she doesn't miss to advise that I should find a job in my own country.
Modi sir, this is the common voice of lots of Nepali women who are working here in India.
But crossing that one-kilometre distance from my room to office seems the scariest instance for me. Dozens of men and their eyes, this is what scares me badly every single day.