Prime Minister of our country on August 15, celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of independence called for five vows to all the countrymen naming the vows, the ‘panchpran’. Building a developed India, Eradicating servitude, Being proud of our legacy, Working for strength and unity of India and Focusing on the duties of the citizens are the Panchprans.
Marking on the development aspect of the country’s Economy, Education, Health along social structure is considered are the general estimation of development. The safety and security of women counterparts too becomes one of the aspects of social development. The status of women in India is deteriorating with the passing of time. The atrocity which initially began with restricting women to the four walls of the house gradually reached an extent of acid attacks and rape as a way forward towards domination. Every issue related to women was to an extent considered a continued ancient dominance until the elite class too gave judgements, which questioned the integrity and dignity of women.
Who actually are responsible in facilitating the safe and secure life for the women and girls of our country? Will women choosing to compromise her will and staying at home be the only way forward? Are not the female population of the country, equally deserving like it’s male counterparts in savouring the Right to Life under Article 21?
A High Court of Kerala acquitted the rape accused by reasoning on provocative clothing of women. Women survivors like Bilkis Bano’s struggles were pulled off by freeing all the eleven culprits. On the other hand the largest states of the nation are listed among the dangerous ones in causing atrocity against women. Except for the states of Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and other southern states, the northern states of the country continue to fall in most aspects of social security and development. The national capital too is no exception to deteriorated women’s status.
Development should begin from home. Like Harghar Tiranga, women and their dignity should be taken as a criteria in every house, as a part of protecting the fabric of nation. Every district administration and government should be ensured with women safety plans along ensuring the protection of dignity through legislation, executive as well as judiciary. Indeed changes are gradual and cannot be sudden. But it is to be noted that, post adopting changes there should be no going back. And so a developed nation even in terms of society will be witnessed.