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Shame of our time


The atrocious happening in Guwahati on July 9 is shameful and unbelievable. It has happened. 

Many other offensive events are constantly surfacing .

21st century is walking backward, more vandalized than civilized.

All are aiming for betterment, higher education, better prospects... aiming to become engineers, doctors, IAS Officers and software professionals etc. In fact this shameful event screams for the basic HUMANWARE! HUMAN VALUES at the ground level. The need for momentary satisfaction has driven persons to such limits... making them both BLIND and WILD.

Our prayer in solidarity with the one tormented is that the tender girl may have the collective support and courage to circumvent the trauma and step forward with courage and added strength. May the concerted responses and action taken bring to the women of our land greater respect, reverence   and security.

Many women in our land are offended, maltreated at homes, belittled as nothings in other places. Women need to be treasured, not plundered;men need to be respected, not feared.

Let equality be restored between the genders as intended by the Creator.


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