Kathua and Unnao must have never imagined appearing in an international news this way. More than half the Indian population was unaware of their names, but the terrifying gang rape stories from these two places have now taken the whole world by storm.
Aggressive media coverage, social media debates, and hideous nature of this crime ignited the fire in the entire nation, and soon people, irrespective of their caste, and religion started to come out on the streets to protest and demand justice for the rape victims. The political workers joined the marches across the nation and shortly #WeWantJustice turned into a #WeWantModi statement as one of the most vocal and communicative PMs of India was silent in the early days of the cases. Modi has chosen to remain silent. The reason? Well, it could be because people from his party are directly or indirectly involved in these two cases.
Delay in his acknowledgement as PM seems Modi's initial silence gave the opposition parties the advantage in such a saddening gang rape incidents.
Kathua and Unnao are not rape cases anymore, the bodies of both the victims have become a political ground. Congress is caressing it with its hand, BJP is trying to grow a lotus over it, and AAP is secretly working to wash everything off with a mop, keeping their eyes on 2019 elections.
The opposition party questioned Sushma Swaraj, and Smriti Irani, the two most vocal women in the BJP party for their ear-shattering silence.
"Post Unnao-Kathua, the collective conscience of the nation has shaken, but nothing seems to shake the conscience of the Prime Minister." - Singhvi
AAP party members considered these two acts as inhuman and a blot on humanity. BJP, the central government is failing to take strict action against rising crimes, or Congress and AAP marching across the country to demand justice for victims. Political parties in the nation look busy playing the blame-games to take political advantage of this depressing scenario.
Can we, for at least once, set an example in front of the world by giving justice to Unnao and Kathua victims? Let's come together and work toward the same motive, safety for women. It's the best time to show the world what we're capable of.
We asked youth on India Ka Pulse the same question, and look what young India has to say about the same.
As a Prime Minister of this country, people expected Narendra Modi to address the issue in the more solitary way, but he is silent, and that is now costing the existential crisis to his party and people who support him.
We do not say that Modi has done nothing, but we want him to do something on these two particular cases. What new turns these cases will take from here? Only time can tell.
That's all, folks!