Safety of Women in Kerala at stakeReports from the Police Department in Kerala reveals the pathetic condition of the safety of women in Kerala. Issues concerning domestic violence by husband, relatives etc mainly on the topics of dowry have been widely increasing. The sole issue of dowry have killed almost 18 women within the short span of 6 months. Sexual assaults have rocketed into high rates nearing 500 cases each span of half a year. Complaints registered in the police stations concerning harassment at work place , harassment and sexual assaults in trains and transport buses have been increasing shockingly . The incidents have already hooked up attentions with the spurring case of Soumya .
Cases of kidnapping and killings of women have also risen beyond limits . The cases are alarming when checked into the details each where we will be shocked by brutality and wildness behind each. Kerala was compared to other states in India much softer to women but the withering away of values of life have started to reflect greatly on the increasing rates of violence towards women. This is a serious concern .
The issue is not just about the victims but greatly about the possibility of more assaults and harassment that are to happen. No one cAN say who would be next. Could be our own family members regardless of age, caste, creed, or colour. Even children of very young ages say 4 and 5 are not safe here in Kerala. No one can take a sigh as assaults on elder people are also equal concerns . So young girls are obviously on the hit-list.
No one can relax as safety for women are just temporary and we can never predict who , when and by whom is next. Who knows even I could be a victim the next time reports are on. The only thing we could do is to PROTEST and to PROTECT not just for ourselves but for others also.