Take a moment of silence for Jyoti Singh. She was India’s promising medicine student. She was Delhi’s fierce citizen, who would stop a policeman from beating up the kid who just stole her purse. She was the fearless woman who stood up against the men who would then kill her because she would not take being bullied.
India’s Daughter, Leslee Udwin’s documentary on the brutal gang-rape of Jyoti Singh in 2012, was a hard documentary to watch. It’s the story of a young woman who gets brutally raped and tortured to death by six men. She had dreams of being a doctor, paid for by her parent’s small savings and by her nights at the call centre; the rapists’ hatred the fact that she was a woman and she was out, with a male friend. The description of how one of them pulled her insides out, wrapped them in cloth, and threw them out of a moving bus was gruesome.
One of the root problem of this horrific attack is gender inequality. And this mind set has to change. The two lawyers who were defending the rapists have made several derogatory comments against the victim as well as womanhood in general. If you feel that these lawyers should be condemned for what they have said, please sign the petition to the Chairman of the Bar Council of India to take appropriate action against them.
Quoting below the relevant statement made by one of the lawyers:
Singh is shown saying: “If my daughter or sister engaged in pre-marital activities and disgraced herself and allowed herself to lose face and character by doing such things, I would most certainly take this sort of sister or daughter to my farmhouse, and in front of my entire family, I would put petrol on her and set her alight.”
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Take action against lawyers ML Sharma and AP Singh by signing the petition
Change, like most things in life, is a process. Together we can start a movement to show our support not just for Jyoti but the thousands of others like her who have lost their lives in gender inequality. Once you have signed the petition, take a photo of yourself with your mouth covered and pass on the message to others. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.