I am afraid this week though I have far pleasant topics to speak of I am still writing about this one. It's because as much as I try to push away these thoughts, I can't help but think about the same and it enrages, angers and saddens me at my own helplessness or inability to do anything about it.
Falak and Afreen are two young flames doused out even before they could grow and light up this world. And doused out by the very ones who were entrusted the job of keeping these flames burning and alive. As a young child, my mother often told me that since God couldn't be everywhere or with all the kids he made parents. Each child was given parents who were God's representatives themselves and had the duty and responsibility to care for, nurture and protect the child. So what happened to these angels of God?
How have these angels become the devil himself? Fathers killing daughters for want of sons, mothers watching silently while atrocities are committed on their girl child, children sacrificed by their own guardians for want of a better life. An adult can at least retaliate, fight and stand for his own life.
A baby cannot. What strength or act of bravery is it to harm someone who is dependent on you for protection? A baby who is so innocent that it can't even distinguish between the protector and the hunter.
I always wonder what goes on in a baby's psyche when it is harmed by the very person whom she trusted the most. When its bitten, raped, beaten by the very man whom she considered her knight in shining armour. Or as she suffers and sees her mother watching silently. What does the baby think? Cheated, humiliated, helpless and without hope. For when the protectors themselves become hunters where can the little one escape and in his whose arms can it find solace?
I can do anything to protect my child, kill or get killed, so can most other parents. Why then could parents or guardians of Falak and Afreen not do the same? What leads people to such madness? If you are not capable of looking after kids, don't have them. Why bring them into this world and then torture them and leave them to die? At least in Afreen's case, the mother has gone all out against the man who did this to her baby. In some cases the mother continues to live with the man. I wonder how. How can you breathe the same air as your baby's killer, respect him, love him, eat with him and probably encourage him silently to commit the same crime again?
God bless these little souls who died prematurely in such a horrible manner. May them find peace in the love of the Almighty who is the true father of all. Let in his arms they know the true meaning of parental love, they who were denied the same on this earth. Lets join hands to make sure that such criminals do not escape freely and given a chance lets free, nurture and protect the little innocent ones from their clutches. Children deserve love and only love. How difficult is it to love your own children if not others'? There are millions others who are dying to have kids and will make awesome parents. God please send Afreen and Falak to these childless couples so that they can live a love-filled life. Why send babies to homes where they will suffer unimaginable suffering? Alas, I don't know the answers and am too ignorant to understand God's ways. But maybe there is some method to his madness too.
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