Suicide Vs Crime
A person kills himself. What will you call him, a victim or a convict, or just a criminal? Well, our legal system will treat him as a criminal. Suicide is crime, where its subject and object, both is one.
No doubt, a person who does suicide does a crime as he is not only one who has got privilege to his life. His parents, his wife, his family and even, his nation have equal right over his life. He owes to his family, his nation and putting an end to his life is like escapism from his responsibility; his duties.
People take their life so seriously that their seriousness takes their life. A love betrayal, failure in academics and business, death of some loved one, frustration from boring life are some of its reason but the core of every reason is converged on one fact that every people who follow this heinous attempt, are ailed with terrible hatred and abhorrence towards life. The life, which was once bloomed with love and innocence, ruins into the labyrinth of hate, distress and melancholy, and concludes with a suicide.
“Some time back, a 24-year-old resident of Delhi committed suicide by hanging herself. She had been married for barely a year and had a month-old baby. Her in-laws were arrested for harassing her for dowry. But had the victim survived, along with her in-laws, she too would have faced a prison term and perhaps, even a fine. In the eyes of the law, she would have been a criminal for attempting suicide. That's what Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) says.”
If a person kills someone, he/she is punished. But when a person attempts suicide, he/she is also punished. In former case punishment creates fear and prevents other people to follow him. But in the latter case, fear is inept to prevent suicide as a person who attempts suicide, never thinks that he/she will not die. The hatred of life and desire of death overweight the fear of punishment. How absurd it is, when, in our constitution, a person who attempts suicide has to be punished by court when he/she is already facing traumatic mental suffering from the people and society. Do you not think it will just lead him/her another suicide? Jail or bars can prevent you to killing others but what about killing yourself.
What are the fundamental flaws that are responsible for suicide and How can it be prevented is an issue of great concern. Well, faith in a supreme being; an optimistic view; courage are some of the attributes who can sprinkle the sense of love in your barren life. But development of wider and spiritual attitude towards life provides you a life, malleable and amenable where no disaster can break your consciousness. And in this development, no one can have so much impact, as a Teacher can have. The greatest aim of teacher is to teach how to love one’s life; how to respect one’s being; how to face the disaster with courage. An education system without such teacher can only create Zombies.
Love your Life; Love is blood of consciousness.