We celebrate the bravery of our fathers and their gift of freedom. Long may our flag wave! Happy 72nd Independence Day!
Though we reach to 72nd years of independence day but actual we doubt upon it
this day we should take oath that we celebrate independence day when a women can walk down the street without fear and safe to her house at midnight
when our country is completely free from corruption
when we can concentrate on poor than to make rich more richer
let us all indian take a oath this independence day to make india Rape free Corruption free then we can celebrate actual independence day!!!!
Independence Day: How free are our women?
On the eve of Independence Day, a certain thought popped up in my mind: Indian women, are they really independent? As the dictionary says, the literal meaning of the word ‘independence’ is self-sufficiency, self-reliance, autonomy, freedom, liberty etc. Women folks, can they walk safe down the street at night without fear of being shouted at, followed, grabbed, or worse. I think the answer is ‘no’.
It’s been years since we are free from the clutches of British rule in India. Today standing here after years, do our women feel the freedom, freedom from the atrocities against them?
Let us remember our very own Swami Vivekananda, and say, ‘There is no chance of welfare, unless the condition of women is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on one wing.’
But in our country violence against women is increasing day by day. Rape, female feticide, acid attacks, domestic violence, dowry deaths, honour killings, forced abortion, human trafficking, sexual violence, and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, the percentages of these crimes are increasing every year.
On the eve of Independence Day, let us keep all our differences aside and fight against those issues that don’t make our women independent. She should be raised to be an independent woman and not the victim of anything. In the words of Nelson Mandela, ‘Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression.’