Gender-based violence is as old as the hills. To change something that is so deeply embedded in our thinking, we need to respond, rather than react. Awareness and introspection are the keys to changing mindsets and culture.
As India strives to ensure faster delivery of justice in cases involving crimes against women, several steps have been taken to improve ease of initial reporting. Here are some reports from different cities that indicate how these are functioning on the ground.
No, the death penalty is not the answer. But an efficient and speedy system of justice — from reporting to conviction — is likely to be. Till we reach the point, we can only grieve and rage and feel guilty.