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Dress Code – a social ignorance

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5th September, 2103 – Puthiya Thalimurai Tv invited to participate in a debate that was scheduled to discuss about the proposal prepared by The directorate of collegiate education. The proposal recommends to impose # dresscode for students. Students are expected to be banned from wearing T-shirts, while jeans and sleeveless shirts will be off limits for female students. “Boys will be asked to wear formal outfits, like shirts and trousers, while girls will have to be in salwars or saris. – http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-09-01/chennai/41662347_1_dress-code-city-college-science-colleges

Related Video and my comments:

Victim Blaming is the most adapted strategy in our society. Whole world is no exception to that. Particularly, when it comes to #sexual #violence #against #women there is an outcry with the  ‘male tongue’ which points out to dress, behavior, attitude etc. If one has to put it in a crude manner with a Tamil dictum it shouts saying “break the legs of the women and lock her home, then everything will be alright”

The proposal by Ms. Senthamizh Selvi, The directorate of collegiate education is as equal as saying so. This directorate is representing the Arts and Science College. It is said that dress code has already been imposed in few Engineering Colleges. We do not know if it is not important for Medical Colleges and other institutions.

Distraction, Protection against Sexual assault, dignity and morality has been the primary reason often spoken by such people. If a man is getting distracted by seeing a women dressed ‘sexy’, then it is going to be the same case with Women also. Not only on the account of being sexy, but depending on color, design, fashion and style one would get curios or attracted towards other person irrespective of gender. One of the panelist Mr. Manushyaputhran asked that a person may also get distracted over the other person because of his / her looks, ‘beauty’ etc, so what are we going to about it? He sarcastically pointed out that, more than students, it is the faculty that gets distracted with dress and looks of the other person.

Not only that a student my feel distracted because of the teaching standards of the professor, attitude of the professor, the institution’s approach etc. He / She may be even be distracted or travel in his / her own world because some issues in the family or society. May be the Institutions might even say that if a person feels distracted, then would be dismissed. An energetic brain is bound to think too many things at the same time. It is quite natural. It is said that brain (waves) travel faster than the sound waves. Not only ‘decent-closed’ dress, any damn thing on this earth is not going to be able to stop this. May be the Professor’s teaching methodology and the experience an Institution gives may be of some help.

Secondly, it is about Sexual Conduct. I have been writing about the ‘freedom’ that is granted to women in an Globalized Era under Capitalism. I have even put forward some harsh realities and psycho-graphics. However, they are meant to be a discourse with my fellow beings. It is knowledge dissemination with the observations that I make and intended to educate, expose, create awareness about the external factor that conditions our mind about Status, Pseudo Radicalism by means of “fashion”. We need to debate on it and make everyone understand that those dresses emphasize that Women is all about Flesh and Beauty. We should point out on the dangers of consumerist Slavery. It is important for women (& men) to know about Retaining their Self-Respect without falling prey to such ‘fashion statements’. Making it Rules and Codes is to be defined as Dictatorship. The people who oppose this does not seem to have understood the ‘Dress Politics’ in an Globalized Era, they are not sensitive about liberal Economy.  This perception is a blatant result of Patriarchy.

People further ask – Dress code in institution is going to be for 5 hours, is that enough to change someone’s mind? How is it going help curb violence outside the campus? There is a lots to do to improve the quality of education in an institution, is dress code a priority? These questions are justified. But the answers seem to be “I am concerned about what you do inside my campus (limits), outside that I am not bothered”. What kind of Social Concern is this? One of the Panelist who happens to be a professor said that “If it comes here, it will come outside as well”. This is the standard of the education institutions here. She used a phrase called ‘Hieghts of Feminism’. Quite funny. What is Feminism?  Is it amount feminity? Is it about being Women? There has been numerous discussion put forward by Feminists on what is Feminity (or gender – the social construction). These ‘Professors’ don’t seem to have read them at all.

Another Panelist Ms. Banu Goms said that ‘Women’s anatomy would definitely stimulate a Man, hence women should not ‘provoke’ men with their dresses”. It sounded like I live in barbaric era. Talking about the Capitalistic Dominance on a Women’s Body and Psyche makes sense. Instead she argued saying it is ‘scientific’. ‘Biological’ instincts is different from saying it is scientific. And even such instincts arouse naturally, then it applies to women as well. But women have been oppressed on grounds of Morality, Virginity, Chastity etc and they have suppressed their emotions for centuries. In fact by now the genes have got mutated. Another panelist Ms. Suseenthra a student asked “Will a man be aroused on seeing a Mother’s breasts while she is serving food”. Ms. Banu reacted immediately out of ‘Cultural Shock’ saying, “Oh how can you talk so vulgar?” This testifies her ‘intellect’. If we say even Women get ‘orgasm’, I am sure she would have commented ‘you seem to be sex maniac’.

Manushyaputhiran shared a different view about Uniforms. Our society is drowned with unequal distribution of wealth and Caste indifference, hence we cannot completely accept that view, however it is important the we encourage discourse around the point that ‘uniforms are a part of Institutionalizing and pseudo discipline’. Dress has become a status symbol and the society has been brain washed enough. So we have to analyze both ends.

One set of People argue that ‘Conduct’ is in mind, others say, if we loose our senses (body) everything is lost. We have to understand that Heart, Body everything is same. Brain is the basis of everything. What is stored in our brain appears as visuals and thoughts in us. We call that as ‘mind’ (or heart). What is stored in brain is a result of social conditioning and it is very hard to change that.

While I walk out after the program, Vasumithra called to ask “People (professors) are saying that dress code is important to save students from distraction.. but we have instances where teachers, professors and chancellors (male) indulge in sexual harassment and even Rape the students. Will someone be able to guarantee that the professors will not indulge in sexual harassment against women those who dress ‘decently’?”

Moreover Homo Sexual harassment is also quite common in Institutions. What will those People say about ‘Men’s dress’ in this case?

It may not be surprising if they again defend by saying it is the problem with the ‘dress’, ‘attitude’ etc.

In memoir of Gayathri, a student belonging to Arunthathiyar Caste, whose death is still mysterious. She studied in Vivekananda College, Thiruchenkode and is said that she was sexually harassed and raped by the faculty. I can certainly say that she was not wearing ‘sexy’ clothes….

To read in Tamil: http://saavinudhadugal.blogspot.in/2013/09/blog-post.html

அகிலாவுக்கு ஆதரவு, சன் நிறுவனத்திற்கு கண்டனம்

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*பெண்  ஊடகவியலாளர்கள் விடுக்கும் பத்திரிகைச்செய்தி*

வணக்கம்!

பெண்கள் தங்களுக்கு நேர்ந்ததை பொதுவாக வெளியில் சொல்ல அச்சப்படும் சூழல்
நிலவும் நிலையில் தன்னை பாலியல் ரீதியாக தொந்தரவு செய்தவர்கள் குறித்து
புகார்கள் அளிக்கப்படும்போது புகார் அளிப்பவரையே குற்றவாளியாக மாற்றிவிடும்
விநோதம் இங்கே நிகழ்கிறது. புகார் அளிக்கும் பெண்களுக்கு உரிய பாதுகாப்பு
இல்லை. அண்மையில் அப்படி புகார் அளித்து தனது மேலதிகாரியின் கைதுக்கு காரணமான சன் டிவி செய்தி வாசிப்பாளர் அகிலாவுக்கு கொலை மிரட்டல் வந்ததாக‌ அவர் தெரிவிக்கிறார். மேலும்அவர் பணியாற்றும் நிறுவனத்திலேயே அவருக்கு செய்தி
வாசிக்க வாய்ப்பு வழங்காமல் பழிவாங்கப்பட்டதுடன்,  அகிலாவை தற்போது இடைநீக்கம் செய்திருக்கிறது சன் டிவி நிர்வாகம். பாலியல்ரீதியாக இணங்க மறுக்கும் பெண்களை திறமை போதவில்லை என்று காரணம் காட்டி, அதிகாரத்தைபயன்படுத்தி ஒடுக்குவது போன்ற மோசமான செயல்பாடுகளிலும் பணியிடத்தில் உள்ள மேலதிகாரிகள் ஈடுபடுவதைத் தடுத்தாகவேண்டும். சன் டிவி நிர்வாகத்தின் இந்த செயலுக்கு பெண் ஊடகவியலாளர்களாகிய நாங்கள் கடும் கண்டனத்தைத் தெரிவிக்கிறோம்.

1997ல் விசாகா எதிர் இராஜஸ்தான் அரசு வழக்கில் உச்ச நீதிமன்றம் வழங்கிய
தீர்ப்பின்படி, வேலை செய்யும்இடங்களில் பெண்களுக்கு இழைக்கப்படும் பாலியல்
தொல்லைகளைத் தடுப்பதற்குரிய வழிகாட்டு நெறிகளைநீதிமன்றம்  வகுத்தது. இது போன்ற முறையீடுகளை ஆய்வு செய்வதற்கு உள் விசாரணைக் குழுக்களைஅமைக்குமாறு வேலையளிப்போரைக் கேட்டுக் கொள்வதும் இவ்வழிகாடுதல்களில்  அடங்கும். ஆனால இதுபெரும்பாலான இடங்களில் இல்லை. இப்படியான ஒரு குழுவை அமைப்பது அவசியம்.
பெண்களுக்கு எதிரான பாலியல் வன்கொடுமைகளுக்கான அவசரச் சட்டம் தற்போது
நாடாளுமன்றத்தில் நிலுவையில் இருக்கிறது. அந்தச் சட்டம் நிறைவேற்றப்பட்டால்
இக்குழுவை கட்டாயமாக அனைத்து பணியிடங்களிலும் அமைத்தாக வேன்டும்.விசாகா குழு வழிகாட்டுதலின்படி பாலியல் குற்றங்கள் கிரிமினல் குற்றங்களாகக் கருதப்படவேண்டும். புகார் அளிக்கும் பெண்கள்தொடர்ந்து நிறுவனத்தில் பணியாற்றும்படியான சூழலையும் உருவாக்க வேண்டும். பாலியல்
தொல்லைகொடுத்தவர்களுக்கு ஆதரவு அளித்து, பாலியல் தொல்லைக்குள்ளான பெண்ணை ஒதுக்கி வைக்கும் செயலை  பெண்ஊடகவியலாளர்களாகிய நாங்கள் வன்மையாகக் கண்டிக்கிறோம்.

பெண் ஊடகவியலாளர்களாகிய நாங்கள் விசாகா குழுவை உடனடியாக ஒவ்வொரு
நிறுவனத்திலும் அமைக்கும்படிகோருகிறோம்.உச்ச நீதிமன்றம் இந்த விஷயத்தில்
மிகவும் முனைப்புடன் இருப்பதால், ஊடக நிறுவனங்களில் இத்தகைய குழு ஒன்றை
அமைப்பது மிகவும் முக்கியமானதென்று நாங்கள் கருதுகிறோம். பாலியல்ரீதியாக
தொல்லைகள் தருபவர்களை கையாளுவதற்கு இந்தக் குழு மிகவும் உதவிகரமாக இருக்கும்.

பெண்களுக்கு இழைக்கப்படும் அநீதிகளில் எப்பொழுதும் பெண்களின் பக்கம்
நிற்கிறோம் நாங்கள் என்பதைஇந்த அறிக்கை மூலம் தெரிவிக்கிறோம்.மேலும் இதுபோன்ற விஷயங்கள் தொடரும்பட்சத்தில், அதிகாரத்தை பயன்படுத்தி அத்துமீறல்களைச் செய்வது தொடர்ந்தால் பாதிக்கப்படும் பெண்களின் பக்கம் நின்று போராட்டங்களை முன்னெடுப்போம் என்றும் அறிவிக்கிறோம்.

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A teenager girl at the age of 13 has been sexually exploited and tortured.

Salem:

A teenager girl at the age of 13 has been sexually exploited and tortured.

As reported by se.tha. ilangovan in Nakkheeran

The girl studies in 8th standard. Her close friend’s name is shenbagam and the girl often goes to her house to play. Shenbagam’s father ezhumalai is an auto driver. He has been showering care on her. One day he asked his daughter to buy some beetle leaves and ensure that he and the girl were alone in the house.

He went near her and said, ‘why are you still wearing school dress, I will give you a ‘comfortable’ dress and started stripping her. Then he touches all over her body and further rapes her. He has been continuing this brutal exploitation and torture for a while. Mother reports about this horrendous act to police, the way the police behaved is said to be excruciating.

Kavitha, mother of the girl said that, “my husband died 12 years before. I have 3 children, I work in brick house and with great difficulty I brought up the children. Two of them are married. This girl was studying …but….. but…” she busted into tears and continued “I never expected that, that heartless man could behave in such a manner to my little girl. She never told me anything, instead she was crying every day. Then when I raised my voice in anger she told me everything. You got to be a women to understand what I went through…” then she added,

I went to ammapettai police station with my daughter. I briefed them everything. S.I. Ramana said give Rs.10,000 we will file case. I said “where do I go for such a big amount” immediately inspector Jayam said ‘hey, wouldn’t you listen to what Ramana says, you sent your daughter to flirt around with that man for a week, let her enjoy and now you are shedding crocodile tears is it?” My heart broke, “pl don’t speak like this madam” I said. Then infront of my eyes itself, they asked my girl, where all did he touch you, how did he touch you etc in a very vulgar manner. I pleaded “pl don’t treat her like this, she is little girl”. They said it is just an enquiry process. Then she said “hey ramana, take this Saturn to the opposite Dr. Sumathi and check if she is truly raped.”

I said she did not volunteer, but she is raped. She said “both are same..don’t teach me law”. Doctor tested my daughter and told S.I that “she has been forced into sex. Without any shock and curtosy she said “hey as per doctor’s report your singari has been raped”. Then they filed an ordinary case and arrested Ezhumalai. They took my daughter to Govt. Hsopital. Again they asked me Rs.5,000 to pay to doctor. S.I Ramana said that Inspector demanded that amount. I screamed “How many times do I say madam, even If I work for whole month I don’t make such big money” and they cursed me saying ‘saturn…”and continued abusing me. Then one day Ezhumalai’s wife mallika came home and said “I thought I will pay some good money to a widowed mother and compensate, but you went to police, that’s why I gave them 30,000 and finished the case. You can do nothing.” And threw the report on my face. Here money plays a major role, poor are left without any help.”

Mayan, Human Rights Protection center member volunteered Legal help to Kavitha. He said that “Forensic report is not supposed to be let out, but the opposite party had taken it, this shows that how bribary has played a major role in this case. They refused to file a case, then Kavitha threatened to self immolate her. So they filed the case. They have influenced the concerned with money and changed the report. We have appealed for further investigation.”

While we contacted Inspector Jayam she said that “ I have acted as per law and ensured punishment for the convict.”

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Translated for MASES by Kotravai.

MASES condemns the child sex abuse and injustice done by Ammapettai Police to Kavitha and her daughter. Thanks to Mayan for offering her the legal support. We hope the higher courts would order for a fair investigation and the culprit is arrested under all the relevant cases which includes Child Sex abuse, Rape. Considering the financial background it looks like Kavitha belongs to oppressed caste and if so a case should be filled under section three of the SC/ST Act and various sections for rape and torture.

வெ. காயத்திரி படுகொலை வழக்கை சி.பி.சி.ஐ.டி – க்கு மாற்றக்கோரி ஆர்ப்பாட்டம்.

நாமக்கல் விவேகானந்தா கல்லூரி மாணவி வெ. காயத்திரி படுகொலை வழக்கை சி.பி.சி.ஐ.டி – க்கு மாற்றக்கோரி ஆர்ப்பாட்டம்.

காலங்காலமாக ஒடுக்கப்பட்ட உழைக்கும் மக்களான தலித் மக்களுக்கு கல்வி மறுக்கப்பட்டு வருகின்றது. இந்த கல்வி தீண்டாமையை எதிர்த்து போராடி, விரல் விட்டு எண்ணக்கூடிய ஒரு சில மாணவ மாணவிகள் மட்டுமே உயர்கல்வி பயில கல்விக்கூடங்களுக்கு வருகின்றனர். அப்படி வருகின்ற மாணவ மாணவிகளும் மர்மமான

முறையில் படுகொலை செய்யப்படுவதும் உயிரை மாய்த்துக்கொள்வதுமான கொடூரங்கள் அரரங்கேறி வருகின்றன.அந்த வரிசையில் நாமக்கல் மாவட்டம் திருச்செங்கோடு விவேகானந்தா தொழில்நுட்பக் கல்லூரியில் பி.டெக் இரண்டாமாண்டு படித்துவந்த அருந்ததியர் சமூக மாணவி வெ. காயத்திரி அந்தக் கல்லூரியின் சேர்மன் கருணாநிதியின் மகன் ஸ்ரீநிதி அவனது 7 நண்பர்களாலும் பாலியல் வன்முறை செய்யப்பட்டு, படுகொலைச் செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளார்.

இந்தப் படுகொலையைத் தற்கொலை என்று கல்லூரி நிர்வாகமும், அதற்கேற்றபடி காவல்துறை விசாரணையும் நடைபெற்று வருகிறது.
எனவே இக்கொலை வழக்கை சி.பி.சி.ஐ.டி- க்கு மாற்ற வேண்டும்.

கல்லூரி நிர்வாகத்தின் மீது குற்றவியல் நடவடிக்கை எடுக்க வேண்டும்.

அந்தக் கல்லூரி விடுதியில் இதற்கு முன் நடந்த மாணவிகளின் மரணம் குறித்து விரிவான விசாரனை நடத்தப்பட வேண்டும்.

பாதிக்கப்பட்ட குடும்பத்திற்கு இழப்பீடு வழங்க வேண்டும்
தமிழகத்தில் உள்ள தலித் மாணவ- மாணவிகளின் பாதுகாப்பு உறுதி செய்யப்பட வேண்டும்.

இக்கோரிக்கைகளை வலியுறுத்தி நடைபெற உள்ள இந்த ஆர்ப்பாட்டத்தில் சாதி ஒழிப்பிலும், சமூக விடுதலையிலும் அக்கறை கொண்ட அனைத்து தோழமைகளையும் பங்கேற்க அழைக்கிறோம்.

இடம்: மெமோரியல் ஹால் எதிரில்.
தேதி: 18.10.2012 மாலை 3.00 மணி

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Historical Judgement on Right of Private Defence

Below is the judgement copy on a case in which a girl hardly 19 years of age, stabbed her father thrice on his stomach, in-order to protect her modesty and life when the deceased exhibiting animal behavior violently attempted to rape her and kill her at knife point.

Hon. Justice S. Nagamuthu gave a historical judgement quoting the Right of Private Defence and refers to section 100 of IPC. He also says few words about the investigating officer and his investigation methods which is quite important to read in this judgement.

He quotes in point no. 13 – In the case on hand, what was attempted to be done to the petitioner was an unbearable and intolerable violence. Thus the petitioner was justified in killing her father or otherwise, she would have fallen victim of rape or in the effort she would have lost her life. In this view of the above, I am inclined to quash the proceedings.

Full judgement attached.


Thanks to Hon. Justice S. Nagamuthu to have given such a fair judgement.

India- Dalit woman gang-raped at gunpoint, then filmed #VAW – Kractivist

TNN and NDTV  | Sep 27, 2012,

PILLU KHERA (JIND): Haryana is rapidly climbing up the gender crime graph in India. A week after the rape of a dalit schoolgirl rocked Hisar, another case of gangrape came to light on Wednesday – a  30 yeard old Dalit woman and mother  of sic year old girl  has been gang-raped in her home at gunpoint. The attack in the Jind district was also filmed on a phone camera and the MMS was circulated in her village.

The police said that two of the three alleged rapists have been arrested.. In the earlier case of gangrape of a 16-year-old girl in Hisar’s Dabra village, after which the victim’s father committed suicide, the main accused are yet to be nabbed. The Jind rape caught media attention on Wednesday after a few villagers protested against police inaction and approached the SSP.

According to police, the woman in Jind, originally a resident of Dharoli village, was gang-raped around noon when she was alone at her house. Her daughter returned from school and found the house bolted from inside and heard her mother cry. She peeped inside and saw her mother surrounded by the three men. Neighbours were alerted when the girl started screaming for help but the assailants escaped. The neighbours simply went back and didn’t call the cops.

Pillu Khera police said the victim came to the station that evening accompanied by her husband, a mason and gave a statement, naming two of the three youths as sons of Azad Singh, an upper caste man, and Mahavir Singh, a dalit from Dharoli. Head constable Mahender Singh said a case was registered under Section 376 (rape) of IPC and a manhunt has been launched.

Jind SSP Saurabh Singh said one of the accused Suraj Kumar, son of Mahavir Singh and Sandeep’s father Azad Singh were arrested on Wednesday. Azad has been accused of sheltering his son, who is absconding.

Regarding the MMS clip made by the accused, the SSP said, “As of now, the police do not have any material evidence. Still, we are invest-igating and if we get any proof, we will slap charges.” He said the victim’s family has also sought police protection on Wednesday.

Seven more arrested for Hisar gangrape

Meanwhile, Haryana police on Wednesday arrested seven people in connection with a 16-year-old dalit girl’s gangrape in Hisar district‘s Dabra village on September 9. But the main accused, Mahender, who is said to wield political clout in the region, remains on the run.

Police said the seven were arrested from Almora of Uttarakhand. “Nine accused in the case have been arrested now. Two of them were nabbed two days back. Rest of the accused will be arrested soon,” said DGP Ranjiv Singh Dalal. He said that the Hisar superintendent of police had been directed to approach the district and sessions judge with a request to set up a fast track court to hear the case.

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source: http://kractivist.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/india-dalit-woman-gang-raped-at-gunpoint-then-filmed-vaw/

Watchmen of Vagina

be it 17 or 70, men are men and they can never gain confidence in themselves and refrain themselves from being a watch man for ‘Vagina’.