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This is not just another incident of rape; for it touches new heights of ingenuity in exonerating criminals.
Dear Maulana Mohammad Nazar of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, Muzzafarnagar
Let me begin this letter by congratulating you for your brave remarks on the recent rape incident in your area. You have done what no minister, khap or moral police could attempt. All they could think of was mobile phones, chowmein and jeans. There is nothing unusual about that. But your thought provoking theory is what India needs at the moment.
It might just be the ground breaking medicine to keep the women in check. I can’t thank you enough for bringing it to light, for your words are golden and might not be repeated.
I have always felt lucky to have lived in the right times to see Sachin Tendulkar bat for India. Today, you’ve given me a similar high – of sharing the globe with you. You might face criticism for this act – but what great man didn’t face opposition? Your theory is light years ahead of its times, and that might be the reason why a certain section of people won’t understand it. It is too complex for their small brains to comprehend.
So what if a woman gets raped repeatedly by her father-in-law when her husband is away. So what if the man won’t believe that his father could rape his wife? So what if the father-in-law gets the act recorded on video? So what if the rapist threatens to murder his daughter-in-law? So what if he also threatens to make the video public, without having an iota of a fear of being caught for a heinous crime like rape, but almost certain that the tape, if leaked would defame the girl.
It’s no big deal, really. Happens all the time. There’s nothing to worry until it is ‘rarest of rare‘. And even if it is, the culprits would rather die a natural death before they’re subjected to punishment. So why bother about all this when a logical, practical and ground-breaking solution is laid for the woman by pronouncing the rapist father-in-law as the new husband and the actual husband as a son. Problem solved. Also, she gets another baby boy as a bonus, who is also her husband’s brother. Life is beautiful.
Your wisdom has opened a Pandora’s box of ideas and I hope our law-makers take a note of it and spring into action. Widespread implementation of this solution is after-all, in their hands. Women being married off to their rapists would solve more problems than one could imagine. Since marital rape is not a crime in India, these men could finally satisfy their libido without policemen being subjected to the torture of not registering FIRs for rape crimes to keep the total count low. Wait – that’s already two problems solved.
As per wiki, Mullah (Arabic: ملا, Turkish: Molla) is generally used to refer to a Muslim man or woman, educated in Islamic theology and sacred law. But I have my doubts when wiki calls you ‘educated’. You’re far beyond that. You’re not just ‘educated’, you’re enlightened.
My words won’t be enough to thank you for your wisdom. So, I shall humbly end this letter without making an attempt to do something I am not capable of doing properly. Great deeds should not be belittled by a vote of thanks.
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Nice thoughts, especially liked your style keep writing. Have a great day.
Thanks Bhawana. Glad to know you liked it, but I really wish I didn’t have to write this one..The treatment of women in this country seems to be touching new lows everyday…
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