To clarify what A B C mean:
A: Aam Aadmi Party(AAP)
B: Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP)
Recently the Delhi had Assembly Elections and every participating party was promising to bolster the Women Security. The reason was clear: the recent rapid increase in incidents of rapes in the Indian Capital. Not just in Delhi, the whole country is facing this problem; the safety for women, and their encouragement including their security, education and support. The ABCs had included their own ways to tackle this giant problem; BJP promised to change the way people are provided the education at the early age saying that primary way of education decides the way person behaves. On the other side, AAP promised to install 1.5 m CCTV cameras in the state, which people reacted saying nearly impossible thing to do and a breach in personal privacy. The AAP gave the explanation referring to U.S. President’s recent visit to India when nearly 14 thousand CCTV cameras were installed in the state and were removed after the visit was over.
It was the AAP who conceded never before win in the history of Delhi, winning 67 assembly seats out of total 70. Its worth mentioning here that BJP the party, to which the Indian Prime Minister belong, proposed the name of a woman Kiran Bedi, for their Chief Ministerial candidate. Kiran Bedi was the first IPS officer of India and has a very good and strict image in India. But none of these worked out for BJP and they were reduced to a single digit(3) in terms of total seats won by them.
On the other side it was the AAP not more the a three year old party, whose basis of foundation was to fight against corruption, with very young leaders and workers. They promised to continue their fight against corruption and provide security for women.
The last party to look for was Congress to which Rahul Gandhi represent and had ruled Delhi for more than 15 year. They didn’t even won even a single seat in the elections, so probably no point in talking about it further.
Women in India
In India(India Society), women are thought of next to goddess. Even being a very large and tremendously diversified country, India has almost same status for women in almost every part of India. But recently, as I travelled to different parts of the country, I have seen various difference between the behaviours towards women.
One thing that I was unable to ignore is the difference between education of girls. In some parts girls are provide a maximum of 10th grade education and in some parts they are highly qualified engineers and scientists. Also their involvement in politics is quite different at various places. As I travelled to southern part I could see loads of hoardings of political people. It is a very easy thing to notice that out of 100 of these political or social hoardings you won’t find even a single face of woman in first 98. One can find even an eighteen year old boy’s face in the hoardings. So in a typical publicity board you can find around 15-20 male faces but not even a single woman. Its not that women have bad reputation in that area or they are not willing to work in politics. Here women stay(or may be are kept) at home and come out only for celebrations like weddings with a big amount of gold and jewellery. It makes me feel as they are just a piece of showcase on particular events or family gathering, just to show how much gold the family possesses. But in the same society there are women who are software professionals doing amazing jobs at high positions.
In other parts, girls are made to marry in a very early age even before they are eighteen. So there is no chance for them to study and learn. One of the biggest reason is the illiteracy and social status of parents, but even so called educated people also do this to their daughters. One reason of this is also related to security of women. The parents give explanation of child marriage that, being married at early life the woman is provided security by her husband as the parents are not able to keeps their daughter safe. In some states like Haryana, the local justice system have been accusing the females for the rape and other security issues. They say, “the woman or the girl must have provoked the males. She should not have wore those tight clothes or jeans.” Instead of punishing the culprits, the girl is forced to marry the person who raped her or the girl’s family is expelled from the society as their girl has ruined the respect of the village or society. Also sometimes the food especially fast food are made the reason for these incidents. In these situations it is still really hard to imagine the life of a girl or woman.
Back To Delhi
Now coming back to the state of Delhi, as the it is one of the central states in India so it has a mixture of almost every culture of India society. Because of this, Delhi has all the unique virtues and problems too, especially related to women and girls security and education. After the Delhi votes, the very first job of the new Chief Minister is to ensure the safety for the females. It is said about Delhi that even males are not safe in Delhi even if your are driving to home in your own car. In these scenarios its really hard to root out the problem, probably that is why the AAP has promised to install 1.5m CCTV cameras in the state.
After the elections and in the light of recent events, the women are hoping that something will change in Delhi. We all are hoping that streets in the night will be safer for everyone to some extent at least.
After this long post “Even God made women as a reason to ensure the prosperity of the Human kind, be it Sita in Ramayana or Draupadi in the Mahabharata or the holy Ganga“.