Abuse of our women has become leprosy, separated from other matters, treated like if it is not our business.
Women have gathered in brash protest against a system that does not protect them while about their daily commute. Candle light vigils across the country reminding leaders to lend an ear to their cry: no more political grandstanding with women’s safety. They are forming a third column from behind closed walls that divided them. In grieving the obscene murder of the Riley and Bharatt girls the door is pushed open, a window unhinges inside and the ancestral scream breaks the silence and jolts the entire country to awareness.
If we want to we can stop this. Do you want to? It is not rocket science. Abuse of our women has become leprosy, separated from other matters, treated like if it is not our business, like is not national security, not a police matter, or not teachers and pastors, or all families, all men as brothers, all women as sisters.
It is everybody’s business to stop this obscenity. Carnival this year will return to its original purpose of fomenting protest to heal this gaping wound.