Hey, there everyone…. its been a looooong time since I posted here…. hope everyone is doing well.
Today I am not here to continue my story but I want to bring into everyone’s notice a crime. A crime which everybody knows and many of them have been the victim but there is only a handful who raise a voice against it.
Nowadays everyone has an account on facebook, twitter, myspace,
WhatsApp, Kik,Instagram or any other social networking sites. What do we love so much about it? Social media allows us to interact with each other all over the world instantly. These websites allow us to express ourselves, share our ideas, opinions and experiences, make new friends, learn new topics, and what not. Can you imagine the world without these social networks? I definitely can’t. I wonder how my grandparents lived. How they spend their free time? How did they connect with their distant friends? They communicated by talking and writing letters. They had to wait for several days maybe months to receive a reply. Instead of chatting on social networks they used to go to their friend’s house.
Life is so much easier now . So why some people don’t appreciate it? Why they use these networks to defame someone else character? Why do they misuse these wonderful gifts of technology?
Few days ago, a brother sent me a link and told me to look into it. When I opened the page I was shocked. The facebook page was full of pictures of different girls of our town and vulgar comments were written about them. Moreover, it had 1000+ likes.
I sent him a message.
Me: What nonsense? Who is the page admin?
He: I have a hunch. X(his friend) and I are investigating. Tomorrow we will report it to the police.
Me: What about the girls? Do you know anyone of them?
He: Yeah, some of them.
Me: Why don’t they report it?
He: They are afraid. They don’t want their parents involved.
Any intentional false communication, either written or spoken, that harms a person’s reputation; decreases the respect, regard, or confidence in which a person is held; or induces disparaging, hostile, or disagreeable opinions or feelings against a person is known as DEFAMATION OF ONE’S CHARACTER. Defamation may be a criminal or civil charge. (http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Defamation+of+character) (https://justlikethat101.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/guest-post-defaming-womanhood-a-perpetual-humane-need-in-the-virtual-era/)
I reported to the concerned administrators of Facebook that I don’t think it should be on facebook. It’s sexually explicit and it violates Facebook Community Standards. However, the page has not been removed yet. A police report has also been filed which will be sent to the nearest cyber cell. Afterwards, CID investigations will start. We hope the admin will be caught and the page will be removed.
For all those victims who have suffered, I just have a small message.
I know you are afraid. You are embarrassed as it is and don’t want any more publicity. I would be too if I were in your place. You don’t want to involve your parents. You think people will blame you because people always blame the girls. As compared to boys girls have less freedom and you don’t want to lose that too. You don’t want your parents to be ashamed of you. But girls I think its high time. We have to fight for ourselves. We have to raise our voice against these crimes. If we continue keeping quiet these crimes will never end. On one side we demand to be treated equally with boys but do you think a boy will just stand by and watch if he is being insulted, raped, defamed. If we had raised voices from the start may be crimes against girls would have been less today. Come on we are the girls of the 21st century. Can’t we just go to the police station to file a report if we are being bullied, harassed, defamed etc ? Can’t we talk with our parents and make them understand? Remember you are not the wrong one here. You did not commit any crime. You are the victim.