Dear Jasleen and Sarabjeet, not sure if you understand but both of you have become answerable to social media now for different reasons.
Jasleen, you have come to social media for justice, despite going to law enforcing bodies first. Your Facebook post intended to shame Sarabjeet and get quick justice was very quick to catch fire on social media. Everyone was quick to believe your version to be true and shame him. The reason they have done this was their internal fear of such public sexual harassment of women in their own families by some rowdies on the streets.
But when your claims were found to be false and completely fabricated, the social media was quick to snub your claim as well. You wanted quick justice, social media delivered the same. On finding you guilty of misrepresentation of facts social media pronounced you guilty and a criminal. This time the fear was for the men in their families being termed as “pervert”, ‘lout’ etc on someone’s false complaint.
None of these people have come to you to know the street harassment scenario, you went to them and through a false claim tried to portray Delhi as unsafe for women. You have created a public nuisance and instigated fear in them and for causing such false public nuisance, wasting their valuable time over an issue where you were guilty, you have become liable to get a case each from everyone who supported you under section IPC 420 if not anything else.
You are also guilty to those who didn’t believe your story from the beginning. But when they said that openly they were thought of as potential criminals by others. For them, you have not shamed just one man but entire menfolk rather shamed the whole country. To them, you are nothing but an anti-national criminal and is guilty of anti-national activities.
You have threatened these people of legal action against them. Do you realize if all these people start taking legal action against you for your crime, in different courts in India what will you happen to you? If you are okay, please go ahead and take legal action against the people you want, and see the consequences.
Since after going to our legal system you have come to social media, why do you think our courts should give you justice at all and not punish you severely for showing disrespect to the same institution where you went to seek justice? Don’t you think that by coming to social media afterward you have forfeited your chances of getting justice from our legal system?
Dear Sarabjeet, now you have also become answerable to the social media. I know that you have not come to social media for support but we all have extended our unconditional support to you after seeing the possible clout to defame not you but our country. As from previous analysis you might understand that this case is no more about your own dignity and life. It is about safety and security of every man and families from such evil-minded females. You can’t shun your responsibility anymore.
In course of your case, you may be offered peaceful out of court settlement options or the case may be dragged for long to discourage you from fighting for justice, but if you don’t take any legal action against the persons who termed you as ‘pervert’ or ‘lout’ or who tried to shame you, you will only do injustice to those who supported you in time of need. Probably it is no longer your choice not to take any legal action against the legal terrorists.
If you don’t seek punishment of media or those who created this scenario, you will endanger lives of our boys and will help create many more Jasleens in future. Who knows if next time there will be any eyewitness like Biswajeet?