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Empty talks

When Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that it is everyone's collective failure as a society that the Unnao victim was not able to get justice, it points out to an entire gamut of matters as the Unnao gang rape victim was left to a rather predictable fate given that a similar incident had taken place earlier in the same district. She expressed through a tweet that "Why the victim of Unnao gangrape case was not given security keeping in mind an earlier incident of Unnao? What action has been taken on the police official who refused to register an FIR? What steps are being taken by the government to stop crime against the women, which take place on a daily basis?" Referring to another such alleged attack in the district in July when the car in which a woman, who had accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar of raping her, was hit by a truck. At the social level, the Indian citizenry collectively has failed morally, but, at the same time, the state of law and order stand severely questioned, particularly in the state of Uttar Pradesh. On the other hand, down south, Kerala man acquitted in Walayar sisters death case thrashed and left on road depicts the other side of lapse law and order. In both these extreme cases, although one drastically negative and the other arguably positive on the pretext of public outrage, the failure of the system to prevent a situation is evident. Taking strict action against the accused is the very first step the state can take to send out a certain message against any support to wrongdoers. If a constructive step is to be taken, the state must first establish itself as an agency to initiate, and if necessary, enforce a correct solution.

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