Email to Ms. Jaya Bachchan, MP about Samajwadi Party and rape

I sent the following email today from proactiveindian@rediffmail.com to jbachchan@sansad.nic.in (Ms. Jaya Bachchan’s email id provided at http://www.archive.india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1964). As stated in the email, I will publish the response from Ms. Jaya Bachchan if and when I receive it.

Subject: Your passionate speech in the Rajya Sabha about the 2012 Delhi gang rape

Dear Ms. Jaya Bachchan,

I was extremely impressed by your passionate words in the Rajya Sabha during the discussion on the 2012 Delhi gang rape and the documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ on March 04, 2015:
“Inhone jo kiya, yeh bhi vahi kar rahe hain …. Yeh crocodile tears nahi chaahiye auraton ko … us aadmi ko jail se chhoddiye, we will deal with him … crocodile tears! …”
(“The NDA Government is doing exactly what the UPA Government did …. Women don’t want these crocodile tears … release that man from jail, we will deal with him … crocodile tears! …”)

Madam, like all right-thinking persons, I agree wholeheartedly with you that women, in fact all citizens, do not want crocodile tears.

You pointed fingers at the present NDA Government and at the previous UPA Government. However, Madam, what is the track record of your own party, the Samajwadi Party, in matters pertaining to rape?

In April 2014, NDTV.COM reported that your party Chairman, Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav, ‘sparked outrage with his comments questioning the death sentence to three men who were convicted of two gang-rapes in Mumbai last week. “Should rape cases be punished with hanging? They are boys, they make mistakes,” he said today while campaigning for the national election.’ What is your comment on this outrageous statement?

On January 16, 2015, another NDTV.COM report on a 13-year-old girl who was gangraped in Lucknow in May 2005 stated that ‘Gaurav Shukla, the main accused, also happens to be the nephew of former Samajwadi Party Member of Legislative Council Arun Shukla. Mr Shukla had contested, and lost, the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on an SP ticket from Unnao ….. Soon after the incident, Gaurav claimed to be a juvenile, in a separate case filed by his co-accused against him. On the basis of this, the juvenile board declared him a juvenile in the gangrape case in October 2005.
Jalaj Gupta, the lawyer for the survivor, claimed that the accused used forged documents to hide his real age.
“We got a copy of the municipal birth certificate which shows his age was 18 years and two months at the time of the incident,” says Mr Gupta. But the accused produced a transfer certificate from a local school, claiming he was born in 1989, and was 16 at the time of the rape.’
Madam, you expressed outrage about the fact that Nirbhaya and her family have not yet got justice for over 2 years. What do you have to say about the fact that the rape survivor in the May 2005 case in Lucknow has not yet got justice for almost 10 years?

I look forward to your reply. I will be publishing the text of this email on my blog later today, and will also publish your response whenever I receive it.

Yours sincerely,

Proactive Indian
http://proactiveindian.com

P.S.: I have chosen to remain an anonymous blogger since I do not want my name, age, gender, religion, caste, economic status, educational background, profession, place of residence, etc. to colour people’s reaction to my views. If you wish, I will certainly let you know my name, age, gender, and place of residence.

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7 thoughts on “Email to Ms. Jaya Bachchan, MP about Samajwadi Party and rape

  1. Such politicians have no business pointing fingers at each other. They need to look within their own parties how many serious criminals they are hiding in their folds. It is great that you wrote to her, I really hope she replies. What bothers me in this whole documentary-affair is that so far there has been only outrage and more outrage. Not one single concrete step has been taken – either by the government or by activists lobby. Or at least I am not aware of it.

  2. Well Well .. POLITICS in our nation is a dirty game .. and its a DRAMA all the time .. I find it hilarious when people talk loudly about things which they themselves do or their party does .. It is sickening..

    regarding a Reply I doubt you will get one but fingers crossed I hope i am wrong.. If it was UK you would have got a reply within 14 days .. I have had the oppurtunity to write to our Local MP and also to the Prime ministers office and BOTH time I have had a personal Letter as a reply back.

    I wish our politcians are answerable and are taken to task .. BUT alas that day wont come at least till the end of my life i dont see any changes happening …

  3. Well, while I agree that politicians and politics are both thick-deep in a dirty game of slinging mud at each other. I also don’t know if Ms. Jaya Bachhan had any meaner agenda when she brought up this issue. But, don’t you think that these individuals are trying to bring up an important issue to the fore. Yes, they are part of a party and they cannot do away with the party’s wrong-doings, but they do not have control on everyone in the party either. It is after a long time, perhaps my first, that I’ve seen politicians(esp film personalities) taking a stand and speaking out on people’s issues in the Parliament. I think they should be supported and credited for their efforts…. That’s my two pence…

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