US honour for Delhi Gangrape victim: Should we feel proud?

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New Delhi, March 8: It is pity that India celebrated International Women's Day on Friday, March 8. Looking at the current state of affairs in the country, where sex attacks against women and girls are rising everyday, celebration of womanhood holds no meaning. Rather India should introspect what is wrong with the country.

Delhi gang-rape victim is honoured with "Women of Courage' award from the United States government. The victim will also be posthumously bestowed with 'Stree Shakti' award as a tribute to her courage and strength on the International Women's day.

Should we feel proud about it? Or, we should feel ashamed and hang our heads in shame?

Different people will have different opinions. But, it seems in India, a woman has to endure the pain of being raped and murdered to get awards. Isn't it a shameful act? The victim, who was gang-raped and assaulted by six men in a moving bus and thrown out of the vehicle to die on the roads of national capital is called as a "brave-heart".

She is also called as "Amanat" and "Nirbhaya".

Even actor Shahrukh Khan was critical of the entire noise surrounding honours for the victim.

"Its good that they are honouring her. But I would not want to die to get an honour... I hope no one be it men or women should lose their lives to get honour... in fact they should get award for their achievements," said the 47-year-old actor.

The young braveheart recorded police statements while in hospital and stated her will to survive to see justice done.

"I hope this incident is not repeated. She fought with bravery and lost her life. I think women in every field should be held high," he added.

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