Posted by vicharak1
My countrymen and Women:
The gang rape in Delhi has shaken all of us to the core. But what next? Some demonstrations, some angry articles, endless discussions in media and in public places and then back to where we were?
It does not have to be that way. A will to change status quo can turn this tragedy into an opportunity to fundamentally alter our collective behavior and force a rethinking on how we tackle such horrendous crimes. See this excerpt from an article in New York Times (in relation to the Newton massacre of elementary school children and teachers) on how drunken driving laws were changed by leadership of one bereaved mother.
My friends in Bharat, do not forget the rape of this innocent woman. Do not let your passions get cold. Make it your mission to root out this scourge from Delhi and other cities of Bharat. This is a challenge to all the people who call themselves decent human beings and who take pride in their culture (be it Hindu, Muslim, Christian or anyone else). Resolve to see that the culprits are dealt with severely and then put a light under the seat of our politicians and police, so that the laws are changed and police do their job. We have seen too many action films where hero demolishes the corrupt and the criminal. Now time has come for us to be the real world hero and each one of us can be that. Let us save our sisters, mothers and wives from magnetite similar fate.
Gauarang G.. Vaishnav
Let’s Get M.A.D.D. About Guns
By JOE NOCERA
Published: December 17, 2012
“On May 3, 1980, a 13-year-old girl named Cari Lightner was killed by a drunken driver. A terrible alcoholic, the man had three prior drunken driving convictions. He had just come from a bar, on the back end of a three-day binge.
Readers shared their thoughts on this article.
Within weeks, Cari’s mom, Candy Lightner, co-founded M.A.D.D., or Mothers Against Drunk Driving. All over the country, mothers fed up with the unwillingness of politicians to do anything about drunken driving flocked to the organization. Within a few years, M.A.D.D. had persuaded President Ronald Reagan to support a national drinking age of 21, and it had pushed through state laws toughening the penalties for driving while intoxicated. Perhaps most important, M.A.D.D. turned a dangerous behavior that had long been socially acceptable into a taboo….”