In addition to the brutally shattered 8-year-old, a slogan(apparently raised for creating awareness ) is deeply disturbing. “Take back the night,” it says ! as if the victims have to do something to prevent these atrocities.These weeping words won’t lead to the difference but the sword of justice surely will.
Kidnapped, raped, drugged, tortured, starved and murdered !! A child who was completely unaware of the outside world was suddenly exposed to its cruellest face! A soul who was taught to believe in humanity as the supreme religion was shoved unshielded to the ruthless act of creed. Her torments are questioned with a justification that “she didn’t bleed saffron”. Does it really matter? Isn’t the terror of smeared survival enough to punish those beasts, who treated her like a piece of meat? The short top, the burkha and the frock all stand vulnerable to this cruelty now. She lost her entity in the same place of worship where goddesses have the highest prestige, she was subjected to inhumane in a country where women are considered nonpareil. 6 years ago Nirbhaya’s dignity was misplaced and now Asifa’s cries are neglected, thousands of women are till date struggling to fight the haunting thoughts!
What was her fault? her name? her gender? or her innocence? All of it I suppose because they chased religion in her name, acquiescence in her gender and incentive in her innocence. These sadists have blemished pristine faith, pious beliefs and above all the motherland in which her daughter once felt secured. The almighty that she believed in wasn’t responsible for her suffering, the idol that the devils created was! Somewhere under his wings , the little child must be wondering if she is really safe now?