Egg Freezing is all about making a woman believe that she can chose to bear a kid whenever she wants… at at time and place of her choice… But are these “well informed” choices? Don’t think so…
There’s been enough furore and outrage in the media and fifth estate – social media – about the recent slew of school children being molested well within the school premises in Bangalore. There could be other places in the country where such shameful events happen away from the limelight, and events that will never be reported.
Clearly, the law, even in the after-math of the Nirbhaya case that shook the national capital, is not a deterrent for those animal minded teachers who indulge in such criminal behavior with the girl students. The reason could be that, in most cases, there is no sensitization of the gender to the perils of possible molestation in closed door or isolated teaching situations.
While installing CCTV’s and asking for schools to do background check of the teaching and non teaching staff are being suggested and advised by governments circulars, these are only half measures that would be woefully short in preventing such unfortunate evens – thanks to the ill-equipped law enforcement machinery, and all the more dangerous corrupt administration.
One solution worth thinking about and easy to implement – allow mobile phones in the school and make sure that the phones also comes with a one number 911 like alert, which immediately alerts the authorities of a potential rape happening. Besides the actual alerts, the fact that girl children are equipped with phone where law enforcement or parental help is a button away will be a huge deterrent for evil minded teachers voyeuring in the schools.
High time social activists and child protection groups start action to make these, or any similar measure a reality. Only then, will our girl child be safe from the hands of monstrous creatures masquerading as teachers!
TNCC Leader Gnanadesikan who resigned the day before has attacked the high command in a rather unprecedented way, making it clear that with the so called ‘high command’ losing its sheen, a majority of state level leader will look for ‘other’ options for their political career.
Its an open secret that for a while now, the state leaders who are a part of the group inclined to be a part of the G K Vasan group are toying with the idea of reviving the Tamil Maanila Congress, and be a decent political force in the assembly elections in the state due somewhere in 2016.
Its also a strategic move by the TN leaders to distance themselves from the former Union minister P Chidambaram, who is widely believed to be in for a legal wrangle in some of the scams. Gnanadesikan’s utterances against Chidambaram, more likely with the blessings of G K Vasan must be seen in that light.
The move also needs to be seen in the light of two facts –
one, the charm that the Congress top brass and the Gandhi surname commanded are no longer there, and in fact, the danger is that the Gandhi surname is now a political liability, given the discredited state the party is in – after the LS poll debacle, and the failure to even put up a fight in the state polls for Maharasthra and Haryana. Observers feel that Jharkand where polls will be held soon will also be no different for the Congress leadership in terms of the outcome.
two, the state level leaders are no more willing to pay obeisance to the Congress high command, unless there is a semblance of a plan to revive the party through structural changes at the top leadership.
There two facts will haunt the high command not just in TN, but in most of the states where Congress has been relegated to a non-entity, thanks to the pro Modi wave, which continues.
The choice before a whole lot of Congress leaders now is to either jump ship to the BJP or other regional parties, and for those who have a bit of organisational backing, float a regional outfit and ally with like-minded parties in the future.
While the TMC may be born again or not in Tamilnadu, what Gnanadesikan has said now may well be what many regional satraps of the Congress may be pondering too.
Yet, its to be seen if this will shake the ‘high command’ from the deep slumber.