Majority of us know why “Arrest Lucknow girl” is trending on tweeter. The video was recorded by someone standing in the crowd. The video was first shared by the twitter account called Megh updates with vague information no date was mentioned. Many reacted to it in the different ways, some condemned and rest praised. The girl was identified as Priyadarshini of Kesari Kheda resident of Krishna Nagar.
The video which got viral depict a woman dragging the collar of driver and slapping a cab driver 22 times in the middle of the Lucknow city’s traffic. Above all incident took place in the presence of police with huge traffic jam and cop was on complete silent zone, whereas public remain busy in recording and dare not to interfere. It is also noted that she damaged the driver’s phone without any reason. First of all her behavior was intolerable and she yells in-front of the camera that “Aaplog mahila police bulaye” i.e. to call female police to the place. She should be booked under the section 394 of CrPC? Women are the only victims?
It is observed that hatred for the woman is wide-spreading after the viral video with the “hashtag arrest Lucknow girl” and I guess that is genuine one and crowd demands legal action against woman, nearly one lakh people have tweeted about the occurrence. As per the report given, an FIR (First Information Report) has been logged against her but no official statement made by the police. Social media is now on demand for the investigation into the case.
DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) central Lucknow said that police will look into the investigation unbiased. The matter was reported first in Krishna Nagar police station in Lucknow, both the parties involved are brought along with the three passengers and those three are booked under section 151, 107 and 116 of code of criminal procedure.
Many witnessed this incident, majority of them through virtual platforms, in the background of the video it can be heard that “This girl is an idiot, what would people do if a boy was thrashing a girl for long?”. In that one person tweeted, women assaulted the person who came to rescue the cab driver stating that, his car hit her. Other user said that, “On one side our Indian girls are making proud and on the other hand these type of girls making us shame.” Another said that, “calling out feminist to support the cab driver in #Lucknow assault case! He may not be famous but while me support feminist movements, men also deserve full support where warranted.”
Women tweeted, “Being a girl, I can say that was wrong, being a girl doesn’t mean, you can do with someone like that, completely shameful, but what was the duty of the police standing there, the whole incident happened in front of them, action should be taken against them too.”
It is strange to know that there is no statement of clarity from either of the parties involved that what lead to assault? Though, we could watch what all happened still do not know what made the police to file FIR (First Information Report) against the cab driver and not the girl.
Incident has put-forward the many questions like, whether women was trying to attempt suicide or car hit her and many more guesses. And one of it is gender equality, majority are connecting it with equality and asking that whether girl hit a guy in public and undergo no consequence. Democratic country avails justice to its each and every citizens.
As far as gender is concerned, girl should not be shown any leniency because of gender, indeed, it should not. Gender should be never the factor to rely upon be it any case, both the gender craves for equality and are not supposed to face justice in anyway. In court of justice, lady justice Scales represents carefully weighing of the claims each side; blindfold represents impartial decision not influenced by the politics, wealth, popularity etc.; the sword represents enforcement measures and the Toga, garment represents the status of the philosophical attitude that embodies justice.
Well some dragged feminism between, feminism got with its own limits and purpose of it is to provide rights for the women who are been deprived off, not for violating or harming others rights.
To get proper and clear idea, whether women should be booked or the driver for the rash driving is question to be addressed at length.
Media, be it the print or the social media and many other stages of circulating news are may be biased one or can say not authentic to rely on and are not supposed to conclude his/her opinion on any individual is concerned. Without knowing complete occurrence one is not supposed to comment on any issues per se. Due negligence of creating nuisance at public place will be taken care by the concerned authorities and will verify. Accused are not supposed to be trial by media, trial is the word associated to court, only in court the accused can be trialed not in media.
To conclude, such incidents will impact on generation to come, they will be in wrong assumption of their rights and duties towards country and feminism become judgemental, that all women are tend to gain sympathy by creating havoc.