Rape of A Nation August 21, 2007Posted by astralwicks in Andhra Pradesh, Cops, Evolution, india, nation, Naxal, POlice, Rape, rebel, Traibal, Vishakhapatnam.
Police in India is feared. They are an extra-constitutional authority. They are not autonomous. They are affiliated to the people in power and their ideologies. It doesn’t matter who is governing…the Right or the Left, the Police are with people who are in power. End of story. They help each other. When the legislators commit a crime or a misdemeanor the cops bail them out. And they return the favour when the cops do the unthinkable.
This mutually beneficial affair has been going on for long. Most governments are scared of giving autonomy to the police force. There will be a semblance of interference even when the force is autonomous, but imagine an entire Army that is at the disposal of the State…an Army that is armed, dangerous and motivated to be on the side of Power and Influence!
On Monday morning, 20th of August 2007, 11 tribal women in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India were raped by local policemen. After a routine search operation to flush out Naxals did not yield any results, the cops took their ire on women who were alone in their huts. The few men folk were threatened with the armory at their disposal.
After the rape they went about their official duties. Now the illiterate and traumatized tribals have to undergo medical tests and o\interrogation by the very machinery that has raped them. Can we expect justice? NO. Not when the perpetrators are the appointed guardians of justice.
The rebels have another reason to feel alienated, angry and to seek retribution and justice and they will do it by taking the extreme step. By ambushing and killing more policemen. So we have a cycle of violence. The oppressor and the oppressed. Meanwhile the mandarins of the State and the Nation are busy selling the state and the nation as the hottest travel, technology and religious destination in the world.
Never mind these aberrations. After all there is going to be collateral damage in this circus of evolution.