Society has to play a role

Society has to play a role

The Supreme Court in its latest judgment has observed that acid attack is an “uncivilised and heartless crime” which does not deserve any clemency.
During the past few years stringent laws have been framed to prevent such attacks especially on the women folk as the females have been the worst sufferers across the country. Earlier it was easy to buy acid from the open market but now rules have been changed as the shopkeepers have been instructed not to sell acid without following the proper procedure.
Tough laws to an extent have helped in reducing the acid attacks across the country but still there are some criminals who believe that they can ruin anyone’s life by throwing acids. The acid has become a tool for the roadside Romeos to intimidate the girls, who turndown their indecent proposals and resist their moves.
The recent ruling of the Supreme Court has once again brought to fore that people, who threaten anyone with acid and attack them are heartless criminals. Such attacks leave victims traumatized for their entire lives.
Everything cannot be left on law enforcing agencies and judiciary. We as a society have to wake up and create awareness about such crimes. Religious clerics and society can play a big role to prevent such barbaric acts. We need to teach our children moral values and ethics from the very young age. They need to be told that they are our future and they should focus on constructive activities. We need to keep our children away from violence and educate them about the repercussions of the violent acts. A child gets basic education from his home and it’s the duty of the parents to teach basics of humanity to their wards. If we act responsibly it can help to curb “uncivilised and heartless crimes.”