Sunday, June 1, 2014

Too fucking little, too late

Repeat after us: Toilets before temples, weapons,.....anything

OK fine, we got rid of  the dynasty, but what we really need to get rid of is the sense of despair that our girls feel, the fact that they cannot get any peace of mind....never, ever. There has been an impact of the new laws....now they are killing off the girls just so there are no witnesses.

Sulabh International will construct toilets in all the houses of Katra Shahadatganj village of Badaun, where two sisters were allegedly gang raped and murdered last week while they went to relieve themselves in fields. 


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Our earnest request to all politicians, business-people, government officials...anyone with any standing and who is blessed with a bit of money....please consider following the example of Sulabh and coming together to sponsor a village and a community toilet. Yes, we know that money is tight and times are tough....but how long are we going to remain in this state of barbarity?

The crisis areas are well known (mostly concentrated in UP, Bihar, MP, Rajasthan, and Chattisgarh), let us tackle this problem on a war footing with as much sense of urgency as with Polio eradication. Let us make India a place that is livable for our girls. Please.
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Sulabh International will construct toilets in all the houses of Katra Shahadatganj village of Badaun, where two sisters were allegedly gang raped and murdered last week while they went to relieve themselves in fields.

"Any woman defecating in the open is vulnerable and the central government must acknowledge the issue. Resources will only pour in then," Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak said.

According to the WHO, around 65 per cent of people in villages defecate in the open in the country.

The NGO, which works in the field of low-cost sanitation, also appealed to the top business houses to adopt at least one village to end the practice of open defecation "at the earliest".

Pathak said the NGO will start the work of building toilets from tomorrow.

"A team of sanitation workers and engineers from Sulabh will visit the village to start toilet construction work from tomorrow. We have ask our team to construct toilet with highest pace," Pathak said.

"We are just setting an example by adopting this village as the issue of toilet was the main reason behind both the deaths," he said.

Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for coining the slogan "toilet first, temple later", Pathak also expressed his wish to work with the government for making available toilet in every house.

"I am going to write a letter to the Prime Minister soon in this regard," he added.

The two teenage dalit girls, who were cousins and aged 14 and 15 years, were allegedly gang raped and murdered and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree in the village.


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Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Sulabh-to-build-toilets-in-all-the-houses-of-Baduan-village/articleshow/35903727.cms
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regards