“I am very happy that Asaram has been punished…Der hi sahi lekin nyay to hua…It sets a very good example for all potential sexual offenders in the country, especially those who think they are rich and powerful and can get away with violating our women and children. I want to thank Sri Narendra Modi, I want to thank the honourable Judge at Jodhpur for putting the fear of God in potential rapists,” says Ms Sawant with a sprint in her voice.
She wonders why Asaram was served only life sentence. “But why not the death sentence in this case? The girl is a minor. Bachche ke saath jo aisa kare ussey maafi nahin milegi. No bail, no life for child rapists.”
The Beti, feels Rakhi, really needs to be Bachao-ed. “It has become very difficult for girls in Hindustan to walk on the roads, to hold their heads high and walk through life. Koi dupatta kheenhta hai toh koi skirt kheenchta hai…Nowadays a girl can’t even trust menfolk in their own homes. When a respected figure like an uncle or a spiritual guru misbehaves with an innocent girl she is robbed of something far more valuable than her virginity. She loses trust in mankind.”
Rakhi says the spate of crime against women and children has created an atmosphere of distrust between the sexes. “Believe me Sir, nowadays I look at every man as a potential predator. Darr lagta hai mardon se. Thanks to the law which punishes powerful offenders like Asaram some faith and confidence in reinstated in the girls of India. Yes I am feeling better, much better…”
However Rakhi Sawant won’t rest until little Asifa gets justice. “Hindustan ki beti ko nyay milni chahiye. Until Asifa’s rapists are rounded up and hanged no girl child in India has reason to feel safe. I urge the Government to hang Asifa’s rapists and murderers. If this is done I will vote for the BJP for the rest of my life.”