India: Mass Rape V/s Raping the Mass
Mass Rape: (many persons raping one)
Rape itself is very disturbing, but I get very much disturbed when I read the Gang Rape News; as genuine victim must have undergone such a trauma. I was quite glad when 3 Surat rapists guys were beaten by the public based on the MMS evidence. The Surtis were very kind enough to just kick the victims they could have used rods instead. Gujarat is proudly one of the most politically incorrect states and I am proud to be from Surat.
But in Madhya Pradesh shockingly one 45 yr old lady (Mother of a young Indian Husband) accused of Dowry (u/s 498a) was mass raped by the Bhopal police while in custody on bail denial. I was sure the bail was denied to her as her Rape was on the agenda of the Police. They must have prepared a charge-heavy fictitious FIR on the lady so that she could be denied bail and later Raped. Alas nobody in the media is talking about it beyond a day as there is no media follow up. Where as Surat, Bhayandar and other Gang Rape often find space in the tabloids. Why so ? Just because the other lady is a relative of a husband in the eyes of law hence? This media bias in general has always been there. As they fail to identify mother and sister of a Husband as a lady. Also anyone favoring the husband is perceived as anti social and is taken to task, be it a wife defending her husband for being raped by a lady.
Raping the Mass: (One person raping the entire group)
We have heard of Mass Rape but Lady Raping the Mass goes unheard and unnoticed. In India, a so called helpless lady can Rape the Mass, this frequent activity goes un-noticed very frequently. For example in above news a daughter in law of Bhopal is Raping the family by law and her complain has been instrumental for physical rape on her Mother in law and the report comes in as ritual news with no follow ups by media on the proceedings of the case and no journalist is taking up this as an issue of concern, NCW is Deaf and Mute when it comes to any other lady that is not a wife. Legally she has Raped the Mass called her matrimonial family with the help of the law. Got her MIL physically raped.
The other day another Mass was legally raped by one wife, she did not even spare 2 month old daughter of her ex’s second wife from a 498a. The news article is not clearly stating as to police included the name of the infant in the complain and later destroyed that evidence of mistake or lawyer made money in acquiring the bail or both. But clearly amid all what is ignored is the Legally Raped 8 victim family members of the ex husband who is charge sheeted of 498a to satisfy one wife’s stubbornness.
Rape case is still better than 498a as only the Rapist is the accused. TADA is better as only the terrorist is accused. But 498a is a RAPE of a MASS where all relatives / acquaintances of husband are Legally RAPED by legal terrorism (498a), be it neighbors, long distance relatives or even a 2 month old infant, no one is spared. And this misuse exists in above 80% cases. The infant bail article quotes Ram Jethmalani, Girijaji and others but none have suggested any stringency for the abuse of law. Pretending Sleep?
Rape is Rape be it by a man on woman or woman on man, be it gang rape on a girl or be it a gang rape on a 498a pre trial accussed husband’s mother. And even Mass Rape by virtue of a false complains on a family by legal means is also Rape, sadly out of every 100 cases constituting to 98% arguably fall under the misuse category YoY.