Monday, 21 December 2015

Its your Right

A women or a girl is not just equal in every way to the men of the society but in a lot of ways she is a lot more. Be it as a daughter,a sister ,a mother or as a wife. She dons many hats and ensures the smooth working of the household and the society. She is the perfect multitasker who balances both the domestic front as well as the work pressures of office life. An act of sexual violence is an attack to violate and harm the fabric of our society . It is like pouring acid on the roots of a tree that gives you shade. It is not just a crime against and individual but a crime against morality, humanity and our right to call ourselves humans. Sexual Violence offenders are like the pests of our society that attack and try to destroy the structure of our society by committing the crime of the highest order.
So just like we use a pesticide to get rid of organisms that cause us harm so it is a must to take action against them to provide safety to us and our loved ones.

1)So just like we call the pest control guy to get rid of the pests we need a different type of pesticide to take care of the sexual violence offenders. Here we need the help of authorities and the police.
So get help and register a complaint.

2) The trauma faced by a sexual violence victim is unbearable and incomparable in itself. By not reporting the crime one only makes matters worse. It is like the tape of a nightmare that keeps playing repeatedly in the victims head further damaging the morale of the victim.
There is a possibility of an internal injury or an unwanted pregnancy for the victim of sexual violence. To avoid such issues a proper medical examination must be carried out and the culprit must be brought to book.

3) Do not have mercy on such people. If you do not report the matter then another way to interpret it is that you are silently supporting the attacker by not standing up against such a crime. By not reporting the act of sexual violence or delaying the reporting you are only giving the chance of the evidence of the crime being destroyed over time. It gives the offender the opportunity to erase and destroy the evidence or run away and hide only to get back and make you a victim again or cause you harm in other ways.
Besides do not forget that getting justice starts with the registering of an FIR with the police.
One can register a complaint via email or phone as well and thereafter go at a later point to register an FIR at a later time by visiting the police station.
An FIR against an act of sexual violence can be filed from any police station and it is not required to visit the police station that is the nearest to the scene of the crime.
A friend, witness too can file a complaint if the victim agrees to co-operate in the investigation.
In case the victim is physically or mentally challenged then the police would come and register the complaint themselves.
A lady police women would be present when the survivor files the complaint.
After filing the complaint the survivor is eligible to get a court appointed lawyer to argue the case.

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