It is a very strange time and Society that we live in where we have a lot of people who find it to be fashionable enough to talk about, women rights, human rights and such flattering issues. But what do they, do! they are never serious to the issue. Today I am writing this because, I feel about the issue. Something which happened in 2015, I fail to realise that, every people in media, these very people who have always spoken about women rights, human rights, dignity, freedom of expression. For whom if slogans like “Bharat tere tukde hoonge” “jang rahegi zari Kashmir ki azadi tak”. A big contingent from the same fraternity, who found talking and writing about Malala Yousafzai was something Noble, Empowering and in Vogue. Today when I write this I hope some of these people get up from their slumber.
Today I talk about a girl who belonged from a backyard state of india, this girl came from very poor background, we are talking about “Sanjeeta Kumari” or “Guddi” happen to be a small girl off around 11 years when she was picked up and made to get into a “dark red world” of naxalism, she came from Gumla district of Jharkhand .
Guddi that’s Sanjeeta Kumari was from a very poor family she was lured into the “Raid dark zone” by none other than her neighbor, Savita didi. At 11 she was taken in to cook food for the comrades, who were hardcore naxalist. These people are generally supported by a fraternity of so called Liberal progressive society, generally they presume themselves to be most intellectual enlightened and carry a leftist mindset. The ideological supporters have made its base in universities like JNU delhi and other such universities. They love being students till late forties (when common people start planning retirement) and then they try turning lecturers and professors in these universities so as they can create new carder .
This pseudo intellectual creed to a large extent forget about these small little girls, whom these Naxalist have taken into their carder. But the fact remains that these small girls are forced to live life like a slave, they are used, abused and misused. They are Consensually forced to accept into doing things, from cooking, cleaning and dirty jobs, if that is not enough these girls are also forced in having sex with the men around, though it is termed as consensual sex with men double their age working as Commandos of these RED REVOLUTION.
When I first read about this, I felt like yelling out loud, where are Human rights? where are children’s right? I Feel like asking all those people who sit down in classy surroundings, showing concern in dramatic setup of JNU, do they actually care about the these girls, these children who are taken over by these groups! They go through living under the barbaric conditions. But then all of this happens under the barb of “Lal Salam” hence they will not speak against it, but where is the right of the child?
For the first time when I read about her and I started finding more things. I found it to be very painful as child was turned into a Sharp shooter she was very good with the Insas rifle and carbines. I somehow wonder was she good at studies, was she good in some sports, with dolls , with kitchen sets? never know!
But what happened with her once, when she was fighting for the “red forces” in the “LATEHRA jungles”, she got shot, a bullet pierced through her foot. With that hurt foot, she ran and walked for 8 days and nights, till she reached a safe place with these people of the “red Army”. I would like to understand is that, this incident, that I am talking about is probably 6-7 year back. At that time she would have been not more than 16 to 17 years old kinds.
What were people, who today talk about freedom of expression, human right and numerous other such subjects, vanish in thin air when issues of people like this girl comes to light? Is it that the ones who support “Bharat Tere Tukde Honge” “Jung Rahegi Jung Rahegi Azadi tak” slogans have any consideration of children facing such issues, a child could have some dreams, some aspirations, some desires to be somebody?
What I’ve read about her and her parents is disturbing. “Sanjeeta Kumari” in one of her talks to a news reporter had said that “in the usual practice a basic commanders of these naxal groups, generally take in young girls and make them subject through all cruelties and child labor. She further said that it is a fact that not just that they expect these girls to do housekeeping, cooking but they also forced these minor girls to serve the commanders and naxal fighters to with physical sexual services to members of “Red army”.
When her parents had spoken to with Undercover press reporters, came fact that compelled me to write this piece.
Her parents said “My daughter wanted to study! learn job oriented skills to stand on her feet, live life with dignity. We work hard as labourers and sent money to her occasionally. The Maoist leader always pressurized her to return to their fold”.
In 2013 if I am not wrong Guddi or Sanjeeta Kumari was fed up of this red Army system , wanted to lead a normal girls life. Mr Tiwari who is a social worker give her shelter and help her in a admission and a plus-two School. Sanjeeta Kumari started going to school and that is what could be infect be the elementary catalyst for brining in the downfall of “red army”.
Sanjeeta Kumari’s, parents and siblings, were always threatened that their daughter would be killed. Not just because she was going to school but she was giving hope to do this to numerous girls, who are in the trap of this red Army. It is shocking to read what Guddi had told, when she left the camp in April 2013, there were 23 minor girl in the zonal commander’s (Nakulji) camp, some of them were as young as just 10 years old.
Another thing that Guddi said and which again was very painful and touching. It’s about the conduction and plight of women in these camps. She said “Maoist commanders regularly exploit women sexually but it is often projected as consensual sex. Abortions are a fairly common as female commanders cannot become mothers”.
So now what is Sangeeta Kumari doing? To start with she is NOW DEAD.
Now coming back to the dead Guddi , She started studying and she was told that she should not visit her parents and siblings. But she made the fatal error of visiting her parents, she was picked and taken to a hill near her place, most probably she was raped and then slaughter to death, her body was found in blood. She was termed by Maoist as a traitor, a police informer. But the fact of the matter remains and as per superintendent of police GUMLA, said “she was not a spy and we do not know of any Maoist related cases against her name so far”.
So what was this? This all is what I can easily say “Forgotten Malala from my backyard”.
I found so many people who found it to be fashionable to write about Malala Yousafzai because she was presented by the west! it was in vogue to talk about her! it was always and it would always be a fashion statement to speak on such issues. If one leave this pseudo feminist, pseudo intellect crusaders, there are people who run a Cabal that operates a sustained effort to demean the part of society that stands for cultural nationalism and patriotism. Abusing a religion in particular of its belief and history, saying it’s a religion that divides society. Still I would ask them what have you done till date about this “Forgotten Malala from my backyard”.