It was first the boneless people who saw them but chose to
move ahead ignoring the two badly injured people who were lying on the roadside.
The 45 minutes or so of the delay when every second counts
in a medical emergency is unforgivable. The Delhi gangrape victim and her male
friend were lying unattended for that much of time with severe injuries inflicted
by the perpetrators. Every passing moment was of prime importance but the
spineless creature in the animals of the society declined the call.
Then it was turn of the political class of the country
elected by us to ‘to run the country for us’ – a fallacy that this incident and
many other incidents have proven beyond doubt now. They rule to suck us.
Millions are spent in irrelevant study tours of the
parliamentarians and members of the state legislatures.
Millions are spent on the maintenance of the government
installations housing high-profile government people.
Millions are wasted in the countless wasted hours of the
There are countless other examples when millions are justly
simply wasted by our elected leaders.
Yet the indifference, ineptitude and arrogance with which
the government handled the case and especially the medical treatment of the victim
is inhuman and condemnable.
Safdarjung Hospital of Delhi is like any other government
hospital – dirty and ill-managed. It is certainly not a place where anyone who
requires serious medical attention like in this case would like to go and
But other than shedding crocodile tears and running verbal
exercises, the political class didn’t do anything else.
Ideally, the victim should have been shifted to a
well-equipped hospital, India or abroad much before, when she was communicating
and was somewhat stable medically, and not after 10 days, when she suffered
cardiac arrest hurting her chances to survive even more.
She is not with us now. And she has made every thinking soul
It is no time to speculate but to grieve and a grieving mind
asks why it wasn’t done when it was the time; why it wasn’t done earlier when
doing so could have saved her life?
It is not just the rapists, but we, the society, and the political
class - everyone is equally responsible for her death; each of them failed her;
each of them killed her.
It is a day when humanity died once again.