What would you do,
If you find one day that your uncle send 600 odd anonymous letters to everyone who knows you, that you are a prostitute?
Do you ignore it?
Or does your world crumble and collapse, even though you know you haven’t done anything wrong? Even when you know that reaction is exactly what your uncle was hoping you would have?
How would you feel if your personal email ID has been used to post porn articles on porn sites?
How would you feel when an individual harass you by Cyber stalking and even threatening physical harm?
It was possible for my uncle to get away with what he has done, because I was just an ordinary medical student and he was one of the highest ranking civil servant in Bangalore at that time.
There wasn’t a single police officer in Bangalore at that time who had the back bone to accept my complaint against a such a senior govt official.
But almost 20 years later someone else is still trying to do exactly what my uncle tried to do.
Trying to tarnish a woman’s name by hoping that the tactics of shame and fear would ruin her life.
Doesn’t it make you wonder if there are no laws in the land of billion people against such harassment?
Aren’t there anyone who can stop this nonsense?
Or is it that, money and power still rules?
Or it it that even after all these years of women’s liberation, we have regressed to such a level that a woman’s name, her character, her personality etc are nothing but a commodity that can be used by a man who wants to control her.
What would you do, if this happens to you tomorrow?
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;I wasn’t a Jew.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.