(Brig (red) GB Reddi)
Bizarre are the 24 x 365 news concerning incidents of perverse sexual behavior, in particular by all mighty and sundry, sensationalized in the visual media.
Going by such coverage, one wonders whether “Apna Mahan Bharat” is a diseased civilization or the product of a diseased state of civilization with the recent surge of perverse incidents creating the disease.
List of recent perverse incidents reported in the media includes: 1) one day ago, 12-year-old boy sodomized by his 24-year-old maternal uncle in Hyderabad; 2) six days ago, a pregnant goat dies gang raped by 8 men in Haryana and a 7-year-old girl raped and strangled to death in Rajasthan; 3) nine days ago, medical report of 29 girls in a government-funded shelter home at Muzaffarpur raped by unknown number of men; 4) clergy rapes in Kerala church; 5) 11-days ago 22-year-old woman raped by 40 men, held captive for four days in Haryana; 6) 16 days ago 11-year old raped by 18 men in Chennai; 7) 20 days ago 3 teens raped minor girl in MP; and so on.
Even animals are victims to the lust of humans. Animal activist say attacks as well as cases of cruelty against canines are on the rise. For example, a taxi driver in 2017 was accused of raping a female puppy.
According to a report by child rights NGO CRY, sexual offence is committed against a child in India every 15 minutes and there has been an increase of more than 500 per cent over the past 10 years. And the statistics remain frightening — studies have reported that as many as 20% of women and 10% of men recall having been sexually abused as children.
The National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) most recent records, showcasing the rate of crime against children in India in 2016, presents an extremely worrying statistic. Looking specifically at the incidents of rape against children, an 82 percent increase in the number of cases in one year was reported in 2016.
What is more shocking is the fact that, in most of the cases, it has turned out that these minor girls are sexually abused and molested by someone they already know or someone, who is known to their families.
Asharam Bapu, Sant Rampal, Swami Nithyananda and Gurmeet Ram Rahim are some of the sadhus accused for sexual abuses.
Shocking it may appear, but true that a senior journalist quoted Pope Francis as saying that 2% of priests were pedophiles. Although the Vatican later denied that figure, victims’ organizations have called it an underestimate.
The rejection of Christian sexual ethics in recent years has led to an explosion in promiscuity, and the so-called ‘liberated society’ is now plumbing the depths of the slavery and loneliness of sexual obsession and sexual addiction.
The recent incidents are just the rumblings of tsunami of perversion and all manner of wicked sin that are sighted on the horizon. If political leaders justify the evil as good, then the writing on the wall is clear – women particularly vulnerable kids will become the victims.
What a fraud by so called liberals who are demanding the State to decriminalize homosexuality and lesbianism.
Going by the human sexual instincts on grand display nowadays they can even spread on a wide variety of targets, resulting in behaviors ranging from harmless fetishism to child and animal abuse because of their vulnerability.
In retrospect, sexual orientation is changing dramatically. Nowadays, predators and sex offenders are ruthless and prolific. Sexual promiscuity is selfish and on the increase that ultimately results in violence. They are killing their victims without pity and remorse.
The key issue that needs to be addressed is simple: “Is rape a disease of civilization? Or is rape the product of a diseased state of civilization?” In retrospect, the surge of rapes is created by the disease. Attend to the disease, and the surge of rape will take care of itself.
Experts have offered probable causes and provided a comprehensive review of coercive sex. Sexual aggression is not easy to decipher. Sadomasochism is blatantly wrong and sinful. Perhaps it is ridiculous and most distressing to suggest casual sex is good. Yet none of them have been able to suggest permanent remedies.
Indian apologists may attribute sexual excesses to aping the Western civilization as the cause for the disease. They may be party true, but not wholly true in Indian societal past. No point in apportioning the blame on the onslaught of western civilization or on the Bollywood, Tollywood and others. Cinema offers opportunities for both positive and negative influences on society particularly on young impressionable minds.
Finally, even laws of the land have not been able to deter sexual offenders from refraining from such vicious and sinful acts of violence.
How to cure the diseased state of Bharat’s civilization would remain the biggest challenge for almost everyone to counter in posterity. No easy answers!