Checking Rapes Requires Total Overhaul of System – Social As Well As Legal

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Women protesting after three teenagers were raped and burnt alive in Jharkhand in June 2018. — Getty Images

The solution lies in the creation of a society where biological adults get married as early as possible and there is total ban on commercialization of sex and the accentuating factors like alcohol and drugs. And of course, speedy trials with punishments equal to the crime are the only legal course to creating a civilized society.

Dr Javed Jamil | Caravan Daily

THANKS to the modernism spawned by economic fundamentalism, human beings have become commercial beings with little of natural humanity left in them. The whole system is designed to engage the commercial being, feminism being one of its tools. Break the homes and the family inside homes, and the markets will start shooting up. This was the whole idea behind doing everything in the name of freedom of choice, human rights and personal freedom.

With more and more women going out of the houses, the garments, the cosmetics, the hotelling and catering – all will have an upsurge. Break the “shackles” of marriage, and night clubs and night life will boom. So, marrying before a certain age is banned, while having consensual sex before that age is no issue. Marrying a second woman is banned, while promiscuity of unlimited nature is absolutely right.

In the name of the right of women to wear what they like, men were granted the right to relish the female anatomy. In the name of women’s right to private life, men were bestowed right to enjoy them. Prostitution and pornography became legal businesses. The result is that the so-called modern civilization has become more barbaric than the worst barbaric societies of the past.

Murderous and sexual assaults are the order of the day, and their numbers are directly proportional to the level of “modernism” in particular societies, Western countries being the worst in all types of crimes. In order to prove that even traditional cultures have rapes, even forced sex by husbands and marriages before a certain age were included in the “rapes” so that West does not look as violent as it is.

There is, therefore, hardly any surprise that the debates in the wake of Hyderabad rape and the subsequent killing of the convicts by police followed by the death of Unnao rape victim are totally bereft of mentioning the root causes.

The politicians, the NGOs, the advocates – all are catering to their own economic interests or the interests of their corporate masters. 

Murders and rapes will continue to happen. Police will continue to do encounters whenever it suits its political bosses or to serve its own purposes. Media will continue to debate without ever focusing on the real solutions.

The real solution lies in the creation of a society where biological adults get married as early as possible and there is total ban on commercialization of sex and the accentuating factors like alcohol and drugs. And of course, speedy trials with punishments equal to the crime are the only legal course to creating a civilized society.

In last few days, I have seen several TV channels showing the punishment of rapes (death) in Islamic countries like Saudi Arab, UAE, Iran and countries like China. Islam alone provides a holistic system where men and women can fulfill their natural desires in a healthy and civilized manner.

But who will mention Islam in a world which is governed by the forces of economics and politics for whom nothing but money and power matter.

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Dr Javed Jamil is an eminent Islamic scholar and author.

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