The brutal killing of 7-year-old Pradyuman allegedly by bus conductor in the washroom of Ryan International School, Gurugram has set people raging in anger. The heinous crime that happened on September 8 horrified everyone with people questioning government and conduct of the school. Many have taken to their social media accounts to express their anger and mistrust on the system.
After Bollywood actress Renuka Sahane who is vocal and active on social media spurted out her concern as a parent, another celebrity took to Facebook to condemn the spine-chilling murder and negligence on the part of school. Newly appointed Censor Board of Film Certification Chief Prasoon Joshi has penned down a heart-rending poem on child abuse and fading childhood. The beginning lines of the poem are: ''Jub bachpan tumhari goud mein aaney se katrane lage..Jub maa ki kokh se jhankti zindagi bahar aaney se ghabrane lage..Samjho kuch ghalat hai..Jub talwarein phoolon par zor aazmane lagein..Jub masoom ankhon mein khauf nazar aane lage.Samjho kuch ghalat hai''. Within no time the poem has gone viral as it perfectly portrays the distressing scenario of our society.
Joshi compares a child to a delicate flower and a dew drop while comparing sexual predators to a weapon and burning furnaces. He says," When swords begin showing off their power on flowers, think something is wrong..When little feet have to cross burning charcoal, think something is wrong.'' In the last line, expressing his wrath he writes that there should be heavy rain and god should have bursted into tears. ''Rampant cases of Child abuse have shaken the soul. We cannot let this happen anymore,'' said the lyricist in the ending note.
Meanwhile, Supreme Court has interfered in the matter by issuing notice to centre and CBI. After the aggrieved father moved the apex court, SC has decided to examine saftey measures in private schools. Besides, two officials of Ryan International School have also been arrested.