Do not force women to take law into their own hands, says Sugathakumari

Do not force women to take law into their own hands, says Sugathakumari

All the women in Kerala are with dubbing artiste Bhagyalakshmi and the two brave girls. But what has our law enforcement system done?

These women have been slapped with non-bailable charges. They can be even sentenced to rigorous imprisonment.

At the same time, the person, who committed the grave crime, was slapped with only a minor case of bailable offences.

We, women, do not understand this. What is this? What kind of law is this?

Bhagyalakshmi and the two other activists are on the side of justice. We also stand united with them.

It is not just enough to talk about the rule of the law and the legal entanglement. If law enforcement repeatedly fails, a time will come when women will take law into their own hands. Do not force them to do that.

Stringent law should be implemented. It is the responsibility of the government to give adequate protection to women.

The days of women silently suffering ignominies and abuses have long passed. Don't you understand that? Don't force women to hit back.

The culprits should face stern legal action.

The police, government and judiciary are all liable to stand with the women.

Let this incident open the eyes of our society. My children, I am with you.

(Editor's note: Noted poet Sugathakumari condemns the case filed against dubbing artiste Bhagyalakshmi, and activists Diya Sana and Sreelakshmi Arakkal, for physically assaulting a man, who posted derogatory YouTube videos against women.)

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