Baby Afreen is dead. She survived only for three months in the world. Today she died and her death pained me. It brought depressive feeling inside me. I had mixture of emotions as soon as I heard the news. I was angry , very angry and am still angry. I became sad and felt sorry for the child.
Baby Afreen is not first girl in India to have paid price of being girl. As per official reports India has seen death of girl child in tunes of 2 million in last 20 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!. 2 million is huge huge number and guess what it is official figure.
Baby Afreen was not only killed , she was physically tortured. Cigarette burns on head , dislocated neck , bites on thighs , how in human one can be to a child who is just three month old. Also she was abused by her own father. Her pachat father wanted male child and when afreen was born , his frustration turned into in humaness and he did what even worst humans wont do and that is torture child.
Similar case had come to light few months back in form of baby falak. Is inhumaness on rise in Indian society?. Well this would be topic which would need another post .
Today as baby afreen leaves the world , she leaves behind many questions which needs to be answered. One of them is when would we as society grow up?. When would we stop acting as hypocrites ?. A country where feminine power is worshiped in form of goddess and in same country girl child is unwanted , often killed and tortured in worst cases like that of baby afreen. Hindu , sikh and muslim girls killed or married early and treated like bhoj in many parts of rising India. Ironic, isnt it?
When would we as society evolve into society which respects girl and understand their right place. We as Indians are very proud of our culture and it is our original culture which gave woman equal status . Something happened and in our corrupted culture important of male child took new significance and the virus in society of giving preference to male child unfortunately doesnot seem to die down.
I hope in future this virus would die so that baby afreens of future can live , can dream , can achieve their dream. Dear baby afreen , RIP.