I was furious to see my maid distressed as she walked in, shoulders hunched and head down. I sat flipping TV channels, half attention on the maid now, out of curiosity. My mum asked her if she’d like her usual cup of tea before she began her cleaning chores and she said, “Haan didi. Meri beti ki bahut chinta ho rahi hai mujhe.” Now she had my full attention. I jumped from the sofa and marched my way toward the kitchen where she was conversing with my mum. I was anyway in one of my activists, “Jumana’s movement” kind of moods that day and hearing matters in Gaza don’t keep you exactly elated these days, does it?
I asked her gently then, almost guessing what it was going to be about, my stomach doing somersaults in disgust. “What worries you about her?” She said, “My daughter was molested by her “saab” in the absence of the malkin the other day, when she was cleaning their house! My 14 year old daughter’s been shell shocked ever since then; she refuses to see the light of day…”
I was about to pacify her by abusing the sick man. But just then all three heard the background score of ‘Saavdhan India’ with the host screaming through the screen to every responsible Indian out there, “Aapka India toh suraksha bhi aapke haath mein!”
Here are 5 reasons why every one of you, responsible citizens out there should watch Saavdhan India for your own safety:
Bringing to light several and all cases of crime with real life case studies and conclusions, ‘Saavdhan India’ entails door-to-door crime reports from around the country. The show narrates the story of Indian crime mentality in more ways than one. As a citizen of a country who loves to belong and be aware, this one’s a must watch.
It is a travelogue of crimes from across India. It helps you understand how and why the fear, above rape, of acid attacks still continues to haunt even the bravest of women.The show has an intellectual approach in direction; with how the Police plays its role in matters of bringing justice to rape victims and wife slaves in many a remote parts of the country still.
As a “I love to mind my own business” kind of person, you will be shocked to know the number of ways there are to torture another human being, play with his/her mind until all at last that remains of the victim is their soul. But dead.
The show acts responsible in bringing to light: cases of murders, sati, dowry, rape, slavery, molestation and mental abuse. In our fast paced lives, it’s very easy to throw all caution out of the window once in a while, you may think. But that even one moment of being off guard may cost you your life.
The show makes you aware of your rights and also teaches you to use them against the culprit. It breaks social taboos of not speaking loud of such travesties believing it would tarnish the girl’s reputation.
If all of us participate in this movement of supporting our fellow citizens instead of feeling awkward for them, then that’s a sign of true progress. Agree? After all, I’m sure each one of us has a story to regret at the behest of humiliating encounters at least once. So be the change you want to see.
The show gives you insights on what triggers a crime – the environment of its birth, the mentality behind the crime with regard to financial conditions and lust connected to most cases. It’s wise to be informed so that you’re always alert of various scenarios that could be played around you if and when you feel uneasy any time, any place.
The landscape of the programme encompasses real life examples on extremely unpredictable but daily situations in life that triggers feelings of jealousy, greed, lust, etc which then leads to crime. It makes you wiser in terms of your approach to handle crime.
As responsible and mature citizens of any country, it’s our duty to be aware of our rights with regard to justice. If you’re aware of your own self under all and every circumstance in life, more than anything else, then you’ll be better equipped at avoiding trouble.
Saavdhan India – Fights Back is a tribute to an evolving society who’s willing to stand up for his right.
What do you think about this show? Leave me your thoughts and let me know.