Women inside the home or behind the Bars ?
They are two sisters and three brothers; father as usual does nothing but beats the mother and daughters all the time, just to make himself feel that, he has full control on his family. So all of them were scared of him.
Elder sister was fifteen and younger was nine, when I convinced her mother to send them for studies, she asked her husband, but he did not allowed, but she kept trying and one day he allowed, so girls started coming to Zephaniah free education for studies, I tried to give them special attention, but it was very difficult to make them confident. They were scared from everything, they were used to stay away from every activity, the fear of father never left them alone, whenever I looked at them, I felt he was in their sub conscious, so it was not easy to give them a normal life.
Their house was a rented one so one day they moved from there, their new home was one km away from my home, so they stopped coming, I again visit them with my mother and asked to send the girls in school, I told her that their life will be changed, they will not have to suffer if they will be educated, So because she did not want her girls to live a life like hers, so she sent them to my school again.
She was used to come with them every day, never sent them alone, they were now learning, but one day again they stopped studying , I waited for a few days, I asked to a few children who come from their street, but there was no news about them.
I went their again, this time that lady’s behavior was not good to me, she did not even called me inside her home, but I went in and asked the reason, girls were there too.
They did not exchanged greetings to me, same scared and sad, pale faces, thinking something deep, empty eyes, and absent minded.
But finally mother told me that her husband has broken her four teeth by beating her so bad, because he did not want the girls to go to school. But mother insisted to do this; he stopped them to leave home even for a minute.
That day I left their home very helpless, I felt I was a loser , I could not change two lives, I could not gave them back their dreams, their self confidence and the joy of their childhood.
I never stopped thinking of them. I kept praying for them. Because I could do nothing, but only prayer, it is very difficult to accept the defeat, but sometimes we have to do it. I do not know if anyone can feel this pain.
At that moment I was feeling that I was trying to give them my hand to be alive but they proffered to be drowned because they felt it better to be dying instead of living.
But today when I was coming to my office, a very handsome boy like a body guard was walking with those girls, they were wearing school uniforms. Were holding school bags, they passed by me, did not talk to me, but looked into my eyes with a kind of joy and smile.
I immediately went to their home, I wanted to know what happened, I was told by the mother that his son is now a young boy, he has asked his father to leave them alone so he has left the home and now they are living a life without a fear, and now the boy goes to school with his sisters himself, he picks and drops in the school.