A matter of ethics

Rising incidents of crimes against women show falling moral standards

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Binay Kumar Sinha | March 30, 2015



It goes without saying that the incidents of rape, kidnapping and abduction are on the increase in our country. Delhi is often called a city where such incidents are too common.

The question arises why crimes against women are growing day by day in spite of the government having created the Nirbhaya fund to check the heinous crimes of abduction, kidnapping and rape.  Not merely that, we begin to ask ourselves if the fund bearing the name of Nirbhaya is enough in itself to counter the horrible and inexcusable crimes against women. Perhaps the more sincerely and honestly we start going to the root causes of the problem, we come across a number of factors being responsible for this crime.


The first and foremost factor haunting our mind is the social phenomenon governing the conscious as well as the unconscious mind of people living around us. If we are called social beings we have to follow the code of conduct or keep ourselves ready to suffer. As the individual and the society are interlinked, the welfare of society depends entirely on the individual whose actions could make or mar the progress of the society.The cases of rape, abduction, kidnapping are the result of lack of morality and ethics which matter little in our society where people have become whimsical and materialistic in their day-to-day behaviour leading to the criminalization of the society.

Men and women are both to be considered equally responsible for this phenomenon which is creating a feeling of insecurity all around. The European culture which does not suit us is also no less responsible for the decline and fall of our moral standard in our dress, manners and cultural norms. People coming from different strata of society fail to appreciate manners and behaviour of each one of us.

Our economic condition determining social status is no less a factor in creating a feeling of inferiority in us in view of the western culture dominating us. Why Mukesh Singh the rapist is violent while remarking that the girl was roaming so late at night seems to be justifying his stand by saying that she as a victim should  not  have taken the liberty of roaming late at night inviting risk although this is no justification of this inexcusable crime.

This incident of rape shows not only the degeneration  of sex to the lowest level but also to the lowest  standard of human morals amounting to a beastly action.

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