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Updated: December 30, 2012 17:44 IST

The black dot

Prabalika M. Borah
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A black dot as a mark of solidarity against the dark incident

It is a black dot. Is that a mark of respect, shame or doomsday? Following the ugly incident of assault on the 23-year-old girl and her friend in Delhi, which eventually took her life after she bravely battled for life for 13 days, it has brought out an ugly picture of safety of women in India. Beginning with the Capital of the country where mantris sit and decide the fate of billions of Indians, the voice of protest was sought to be silenced with water canons and lathis. Yet the protests are still on. Social network buffs are working over time, for a cause. They are raising awareness and updating twitter followers, in a bid to unite young India to ensure justice for the young victim.

There is a voice of protest asking; , “Wear black, to participate in a silent protest”.

Following the incident and her deteriorating condition over the past week and then her death, celebrities and social network buffs have all updated their profile photos into a black dot. Twitter and FB users chose to replace their profile pictures with a black dot not just as a mark of protest and shame, but also to make people aware of what happened. Some call it a true black day and some a shameful dark year-end.

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