The crime on women is steeply increasing. From 3 to 70 years , no woman is secured today. Attack, molestation , rape , gang- rape, murder all is going unabatedly. Every day the newspapers report horrible incidents of women assault. Who are responsible for these crimes ? Will the Bill in parliament really address the ground reality and the team who visited Jammu and Kashmir in this regard for group report. We want stringent and exemplary punishment of the criminals guilty in these incidents . But can we wash our hands just sentencing them?. One day these criminals were innocent children . Who made them criminals ? Isn’t it the cultural degradation of the entire country responsible for this? The drug – addiction, alcoholism, obscene advertisement, vulgarism and obscenity in all forms of arts are spread in the society. While , the study of serious and very important subjects are being viewed by the policy makers as burden , irrelevant’ but the government are very much enthusiastic to impose on the adolescent students a new subjects , sex education, which is being launched in the name of ‘ Life style Education’ ‘Adolescent Education’ etc. In the name of combating the menace of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, and sexual anarchy among adolescents and viewing human sexuality as a mere biological instinct as in animal world, sex education is being imparted for the school children throughout the country. Who are behind such ill-boding strategies?
A look at the curriculum , modules and manuals on adolescence education containing graphic description and crude examples prepared for class room teaching will tell us that the attempt is nothing but an advocacy for practicing free bur safe sex . Not only that , the campaign that is going on in full swing all over the country with the avowed objective of creating awareness on AIDS and safe sex is a propaganda of bad taste and open encouragement of unethical sexual behaviours. The message behind the whole hog of this campaign unmistakably appears that one can have any type of sexual relation provided if he or she takes precautionary measures. The entire shameless exercise of the government may promote the business of certain companies but cannot prevent AIDS. Rather , these remedies will aggravate the disease as has been reported in America, Canada, Britain, Thailand etc…. where such education was introduced long back.
In reality problems of adolescence that are causing so much worry to parents and guardians, stem from a crisis in values and cannot be tackled through introduction of sex education in the schools. They have to be combated on a different plane by releasing a powerful current of social and cultural movements based on higher ethics and morality. Moreover , there is nothing in the curriculum which can produce beautiful boys and girls with a high standard of ethics and morality. Ignoring all these, Government are hell- bent on introducing sex education in lower schools, only to wreck the moral backbone of young generations and to create permissive culture among them so that they will fall victim to degraded sexual behaviours and cultural degeneration.
(The writer is chief spokesperson J&K RTI foundation . His views are personal)