Delhi Moments | Everyday Nirbhaya Thoughts

16th December, 2012 – Nirbhaya Gang Rape
The case which shook the entire nation has finally come to a conclusion after a five-year-long ordeal.  The Supreme Court has confirmed death for four convicts in Nirbhaya gang-rape case in Delhi. Nirbhaya gang rape case was so brutal and heinous that it changed the entire way us Indians used to look at sex crimes. It was one of the ‘rarest of rare cases’ which was so disturbing that it’s still etched on our minds.
Back in 2012, even I was among those many people who protested in India Gate. Now that a death penalty has been announced, I cried and I smiled at the same time. That college girl in me who did a candle march finally saw some form of justice. Having lived in Delhi for so long, these are a few everyday thoughts that a girl in Delhi will always relate to.
Whistles. Dirty words. Lewd comments. A smirk.
2017-04-24-07-53-39-038Now they start their staring.
Raping with their eyes.
She clenched her fist.
Shiver went down her spine.
Blood rushing to her face.
Trying to guard herself with a book.
Holding it against her chest.
Pepper spray in her hand.
Taking quick steps.
Her head drooped down.
Every day was the same.
A fight to walk without restraint.
Things have changed for her.
Deep mysterious thoughts lie in her mind.
Fear. Strength. Vulnerability. Power.
All at the same time she feels.
Every man she sees with suspicion.
Each street corner is threatening.
The darkness of the night
Will always scare her.
The light of the day
Will never win back her trust.

3 thoughts on “Delhi Moments | Everyday Nirbhaya Thoughts

  1. Very thought provoking, but it still makes me sad that the act of those monsters was so heinous yet the legal system in our society so impotent that we had to wait for 5 years till the time true justice was served. This case got such media attention & support of the general public yet it took 5 years for Nirbhaya to get her justice. It makes me sad just thinking about when will all those rape cases get justice which don’t appear in the public eye the way Nirbhaya case emerged & if they do get justice would our judicial system still be so inefficien the way it was in the Nirbhaya case.

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    1. I don’t support capital punishment at any cost. A state power is killing someone is not supportable at all, no matter whatever he or she did. Its all about revenge, not the process of rectification.. and yes, no one is born as a criminal or as a saint. its our society, which turns one into that.. anyway, my opinion is my opinion….

      The writing is too good.. even the emotions… 🙂 keep it up.. 🙂


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  2. Well written. You truly have been shaken by this case, as have many more. Though all our nirbhayas didn’t get justice, at least this one did. Women are a minority everywhere. Maybe it’s time we realize that the majority supports a minority only when it serves them. Maybe it’s time we take things into our own hands.

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