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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:56:55 GMT

A pledge for a safer India

There are moments in a nation’s life where an act of a citizen, imbued with uncommon grit and tenacity, galvanizes a society, a people. These moments and those individuals are indeed rare.

India witnessed such a rare moment when a yet unnamed Braveheart battled for her life and dignity in a manner so heroic that even death could not destroy her memory and her legacy. It moved India to tears, introspection, and a resolve.

A resolve that, come what may, we will not let this happen to another daughter of India. And, to resolve that the Braveheart’s death will not be in vain; but will ignite a fire that will burn and burnish the fight for protecting  the dignity and honour of India’s women.

So, in her memory let us take a pledge, that as a society and as individuals, we will revisit our tryst with destiny and create a society where the respect for women is one of our first and inalienable principles.

And, thus be worthy of her, in whose memory we take that pledge. 

If you believe that all citizens have to play a role in making India worthy of the Braveheart’s memory and spirit, we welcome you to take this pledge.

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    I pledge to make India a better place for women in 2013
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Jan 1, 2013 10:46AM

She is neither nameless nor faceless, half the population of earth is her face and name !

Let the honor and respect for this Face and Name be expressed in solidarity as without this half, the other half does not exist !

Let's be proud of our existence One which has both halves equally respected, honored and self-expressed !

Dec 31, 2012 10:34PM

Let us make india safest place for women ,not only reacting when incidents happen but this pledge should remember forever as long as this earth remains.

Jan 1, 2013 12:28PM

Lets Teach our sons to be a better Mens and make strong laws for the Acts against women ....and treat girls as equal Human being ...


Jan 1, 2013 9:10AM
React....react.....react. Not only when such a ghastly incident costs a bright, innocent and unsuspecting life. React when you are commented upon by that group of local hoodlums every evening on the way back home. Slap straight on the face of every "MCP" who passes a comment on women passing by. React before its too late. React to the smallest act of sexual bias. React till our leaders learn to respect women who vote for them.....  
Dec 31, 2012 9:25PM

for a start, let us start replacing "real politik" protests with vigils. the "tough guy leaders" who decried candle light vigils in the wake of the bombay terrorist attacks take note - you look silly when compared with a few well meaning youth holding candles.


secondly, remove images of our pathetic "patriarchal VIPs" from public places and start replacing them with something more aesthetic - India is becoming a very difficult place to love as it is because of it's natural ugliness without the government adding to it.






Jan 1, 2013 8:07AM
We should strive towards changing the mindset of our society by educating men as well as women
as women are the one's who can start the change from homes by telling their sons  and daughters that they are equal and telling both of them that they both should be respected by each other. this society can run only run in a healthy manner when both are treated as equal

Jan 2, 2013 1:52AM

Heads down we should all say - "WE ARE REALLY SORRY NIRBHAYA" . 2013, and the years to come. Let's save the fearless ones we have in our lives, everywhere and anywhere aournd us. Give every lady the respect that she deserves without being JUDGEMENTAL.

Jan 1, 2013 11:24PM

Although we speak different languages,cultures,religion, ...and so on...(Unity in Diversity). Lets unite here to  make india a better place than ever in 2013..

Jan 1, 2013 12:19PM
It is right time each and every citizen must realize and practice. The political system must change and enforcement authorities should act without any loop hole.
Jan 2, 2013 12:48PM
I would want to see India a more safer place this year and of course years to come. I pledge to be a part of this movement
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