When the actions, the reports, the laws have failed to stop this heinous crime, what can a few candle marches do? You hear one such case, you collect a big number of people and leave for a candle march, hoping that the collective dissent would enough to put the criminals to shame, and to make the system realize their duties. But unfortunately, that’s not the case.
We need actions not candle marches! If you think that candle marches and the so-called promises of politicians will decrease the rape cases, then my dear you have been living in a nutshell. We all had witnessed in the past what happened in the Nirbhaya rape case and now, Asifa.
Our behavior towards women hasn’t changed, and it will not change any time soon even if the rapists are not sentenced to stringent punishment through a fast track legal process.
Political assertions, candle marches and public outrage do not change the criminal behavior of rapists, if they did, the Delhi outrage in the Nirbhaya case would have created some fear in the minds of rapists.
Candle marches are not going to reduce the rape cases and violence against women because behavior of humans don't change overnight and quick-fixes never work!