habal wrote: & what's wrong with that, may I ask without a hint of shame ? What's a trained warrior doing in the house of an officer as a manservant ? I am sure a soldier who is away from his family is not supposed to be in an environment where he is exposed to women changing clothes or should even have an opportunity to be tempted to such a situation. Where else in the (first) world does this happen ? And what is wrong if the 'sahayak' (such a shameless name) took the opportunity to be a peeping tom, he too needs something to do and something to stimulate himself. This entire sahayak BS is an extension of the feudal system, nothing else. It is the officer who should be thrashed silly for allowing such a situation to come to pass where his orderly had the opportunity to catch his wife changing. If he is incharge of his uniform or cleaning of weapons only then let that be just for an hour or so before the officer steps into his role.
What a wonderful medium this internet is, isn't it? I mean, try giving the above explanation to someone with whom the above incident has happened or even a sane person and chances are you wouldn't have even been able to finish the above w/o being thrashed black and blue. And rightly so.
But then, talk is easy and so is sense of righteousness especially when all you have to do is write idiotic statements on internet.
Now - first things first. This did not happen inside the officer's house; this happened in a field firing range area where families had gone to witness firing exercise. The fellow was caught peeping into tent reserved for ladies. So, even if he was a 'Sahayak' he had no business being there.
Second - apart from this particular soldier, there were bound to be another 300-400 soldiers on the range. Somehow, apart from this one soldier, no one else found the courage to 'make hay while the sun shines' and 'stimulate' themselves when the opportunity presented.
Third - Sexual urges or no sexual urges, you do not violate the dignity of a lady under any circumstance. Period. And if you do, there is hell to pay. These troops are stationed in Leh. And while this is a field posting, these men are in middle of civilian population. As are number of other field formations of the army. And they stay away from their families for a long time. And I'm sure each of them feels the need to vent their frustrations at many a times.
So, taking your argument further, it would be all right to peep into the houses of civilians near to bases or molest/rape a female if the opportunity presented itself? Why Court Martial an officer/jawan if he lets go of his urges now and then?
Many jawans bring their families to forward areas for holidays (if the policy and infrastructure permits). It would be all right for a fellow Jawan, I guess, to take his chances if the opportunity presents himself? After all, what shame is there in the act? And while we're at it, the lady officers would also be fair game? After all, what are they but female flesh amid couple of hundred testosterone charged men.
Officers get court-martialed and cashiered from service for so much as casting an eye on fellow officer's spouse and here we have you indulging in intellectual m@sturbation trying to give vent to your frustration(s).
The sheer ch@@tiyapanti of your statement is mind-boggling.
And this thrashing business seems to be a peculiar feature of North India, where all and sundry budding feudals feel it is their right to thrash around somebody they have a disagreement with. It should be made legal in India to chop off the hand that indulges in wanton thrashing. See to it that such a backward culture is curbed before it just encourages disunity, mutual suspiscion and unwanted fear and disrespect of a fellow countryman who may not be a man of similar means. It is such an insult to the ethos of the country that such nonsense still thrives.
Did you by any chance equate the "thrashing" the jawan got to "Officers being North India" and hence, the outburst?
Does it occur to you that there is no way in hell to know what part of country those officers belonged to? As it is, most of the arty regiments are all class mixed regiments with men drawn from across the country.And did you know that officers in all the regiments across all the arms are 'mixed' - as in not belonging to any particular region or cast/sub-caste?
How about next time taking a deep breadth before morphing into key-board ninja? You can save us from such nonsense.