“O be careful little mouth what you say
There’s a Father up above
And he is looking down to judge
So, be careful little mouth what you say.”
Our very own version of the song we grew up singing in schools holds so true for the public leaders of our country today, who have assumed that their power and position give them the liberty to express themselves in whatever manner they deem fit.
In the recent Bangalore molestation episode it was not only the incident that sent shockwaves across the nation, but also the callous reactions and defensive attitude of our officials. Harshest of all being by Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara, who said, “Such incidents do happen on New Year and Christmas, western style of dressing by girls and imitation of western culture are responsible for such incidents of molestation.” Continue reading