Gruesome Gangrapes: A Problem… Judicial, Social or rather Mental?

December 19, 2012 7

Outrageous. Let’s demonstrate. Let’s destroy some public property. Let’s hang some people. Let’s ask for some heads.

We can’t be okay with this.

It is very normal for everyone to feel this way after the gruesome gang rape of an innocent girl in Delhi. The question is: Will all this help?

Just 3 days back I was comparing safety in India vs US (Delhi versus Newtown). And here we are, a sad reminder to the world and what’s changing around us.

My humble opinion is that it’s not about guns & not about police/security, it is not about lust & not about man’s propensity for sex, it is about mental health of people. And the question still remains, what are we doing to improve the mental health of people?

rape_1302915gI have been thinking a lot about this over the last couple of days, and in my opinion, what is required is an ongoing, sustained education / information exchange between the women, the public, the policy makers, the implementers, the on-ground people, the society overall & last but not the least (the attackers) to determine how to keep the menaces away from our streets.

To that effect, we as OMLogic, have started a new initiative called Delhi for Women Safety. It is not a community to bash the government, the police and/or ask for capital punishment. We will help devise workable solutions to ensure a safer Delhi.

Some quick ones that come to my mind are:

What should be done to provide added security for women in the night? Police patrol, citizen involvement, more lighted streets.

How should you educate women about being safe? Pepper spray, police protection, how to walk, how to be safe, etc etc.
How to improve the mental health of people? Education, better employment, sex-education camps.

Should prostitution be legalized in this country? What are the ramifications? Would it help?

But, we can’t do it alone. This problem can only be removed by all of us working together. So, COME AND JOIN HANDS.


7 comments on “Gruesome Gangrapes: A Problem… Judicial, Social or rather Mental?
  1. aKi

    Well said! The solution is not only the protest but to take the required important steps.

    December 19, 2012 Reply
  2. Parijaat Sharma

    The solution lies within society itself. We live in nuclear families. We don’t obey our parents. We are deprived of the Moral Science. Sunny Leone is aired on prime time and becomes a hit in India overnight. Society is heading where the lawmakers want it to. Laws are not made with people’s consent but with CBI pressure. This is India 2.0. And this will prevail until the citizens unite.

    December 19, 2012 Reply
  3. Priyanka Gupta

    Very well said! Its not the time to just talk. Let’s come forward as a single strong unit and DO IT…

    December 19, 2012 Reply
  4. Shelly

    Rightly said. No protest can shake this corrupt government or mentally disabled rapists! There has to be a concrete solution. I suggest, our government should hire trainers and organize camps that teach girls self protection moves. Else, girls stop joining aerobics/yoga/dance classes, better first join the self- protection course, we have been cursed already by god, for being born as girls.

    December 19, 2012 Reply
  5. Manish

    let me know how i can be part pf this intiative

    December 20, 2012 Reply
  6. Varun Jain

    I do acknowledge your views from a long term solution perspective. Literacy is first step towards mental well-being and knowledge of right and wrong. But, it doesn’t mean that the perpetrators of such acts be allowed to live and not be made an example of. Fear is a deterrent whether one likes or not.

    December 20, 2012 Reply
  7. Kapil Gupta

    Hi Manish,

    Thanks for your comments! To begin with please join us at We are going to do a few more exercises – online campaigns and sending petitions to government authorities. Shall keep you updated on this. Thanks again.

    January 4, 2013 Reply
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