‘Why can’t I go out at night?’ She asked in despair. She wanted to see the night life but her parents didn’t allow her to.
‘Because it’s not safe for girls at night, especially the pretty ones like you…’ Her mother smiled.
‘But what’s so unsafe? Bhaiya also goes out with his friends so many times…’ She was still confused.
‘Bad things happen at night. Things we are protecting you from. People aren’t good out there. Its safer at home…’ Her mother put forward yet another logical reason.
‘Who are the bad people? They’re also people like you and me? What’s the difference in being out at night than in the day?’
‘You ask too many questions, now go to sleep!’ Her mother raised an eyebrow.
‘But who will answer these questions?’ She slept thinking.
A week later her brother was arrested for raping a girl late in midnight, during a night out. Her questions were finally answered.