Abominable. Heinous. Deplorable. Bestial and Shameful!!!

Abominable. Heinous. Deplorable. Bestial and Shameful!!!
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In a case that not only jars sensibilities , the conscience and all standards of morality, and strikes at our collective and individual shame, a father has done the unthinkable: he has raped his daughter who then committed suicide. It is not only abominable and heinous but also a deplorable act that hits at our moral foundations. Generally and philosophically speaking, human nature is malleable. That is, without a moral, ethical and religious context, man can plumb depths and become a brute savage as the man who did the unthinkable has done. But this is to state the obvious. How, the question is, can this heinous crime happen in our Kashmir, a region known for a certain sensibility and some qualities that define us collectively? This is not an easy question to answer but it calls for both introspection and review. It calls for introspection because at some fundamental level, there are some individuals in our society who can take recourse to the bizarrely unthinkable that go against the norms of morality and religion. And , it calls for review because unless evil tendencies are nipped in the bud, these can only grow. First and foremost, we have to collectively confront and accept there are problems. These can stem from psychological and mental disturbances, the attendant warped behavior, hypocrisy and sheer evil.( Who , in his right mind, can even harm his or child let alone do the dastardly. This is not a rhetorical question but a real one). The corollary here is that then all sorts and kinds of moral and ethical issues ensue and arise. Another broader issue that arises is that because the unfortunate victim of her father’s bestiality committed suicide, the case came to light. There then could be cases that go under the wraps because the victims do not speak out. There then is a fundamental obligation on society to uncover the gory misdeeds of an evil nature that lurk under the sub stratum of society. Be it child abuse, sexual predation of women by those who are hallowed, pedestrian forms of corruption, and in the main, unethical and immoral behavior that not only tar society but also scar victims, these have to be wiped out from our Kashmir. Let the case in contention concentrate and focus our minds and generate impetus for collective action to stamp out these evils from our Kashmir.