THE GEJHA – BIOSCOPE WALLAH
That India is child sex tourism destination, we are not so attentive, we are glad to call it “wonky statistics”, exaggeration of Western media. That Nithari child killings happened next to India’s Capital, made some of us slam depths of human gore. Cannibalism, murder was the cry, voice of the Innocent child still was hushed. Hushed in homes and in communities too. When that prying relative or family friend gropes an innocent child, child often get reprimanded. Social mores donot permit Police reporting or severing familial ties. Child Sexual abuse still is a taboo, but predators live walk amongst us some we dine with naïvely. Our Regular home visitor or relative might have had a crude skirmish with household kids and we will never know- all our lives. Do we really feel guilty on knowing? most of us donot have responses, what it to get past us.
Lower down our society’s economic rung, are wide-open communities and settlements, where children of daily wagers are alone to their selves all day long. While parents toil in for wages, kids are in care of neighbors or some some “aunty” from in the cluster. Rape of women & girls makes news, rightly so, young boys that get sodomized and kids violated donot even get proper attention from Local Police.
Bioscope, and tiny merry go rounds are portable recreation playthings. For the millions of kids who cannot afford the Nintendos and playstations- The Bioscope runner offers a peep into celluloid. At NOIDA’s Gejha front/NOIDA, the Bioscope guy makes his rounds. Some kids donot have pocket change.
No change, no problem, the Bioscope wallah, offers rides for free. Kids have had to pay through their bodes, got privates violated to enjoy this ride. He confessed those little hands are more pleasurable. The sad story is a one of our best-kept secrets. Nook and crannies of the wide open settlement, who lurks for the these innocent ones, we cant say. Pragyavataran’s community watch program calls donations for Remote camera devices, training local surveillance sentinels and bring to national debate the abuse children who have gone through this silently over the years.