“We seem to have come a long way from the 1979 case of 16-year-old Mathura, who was raped by two policemen within a police compound, when the court acquitted the policemen on the grounds that Mathura had eloped with her boyfriend and “was habituated to sexual intercourse” says Gurchran Das in today’s Times of India.
I agree with him. The conviction of the rapist in the Dhaula Kuan (Delhi) gang rape is good news.
(‘The victim was abducted on May 8, 2005 when she was walking back home after buying food from a roadside eatery along with a friend and was raped by four accused in a car near Dhaula Kuan in South Delhi here.’) [Link]
Seeing how we treat the victims ever wonder what happens to Sex Workers in such cases? Do read this short story by Pawan.
Amrutha shared this eye opening video on twitter – ‘ Sunitha Krishnan’s fight against sex slavery‘. The description reads, “Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery, a multimilion-dollar global market. In this courageous talk, she tells three powerful stories.”
And she asks, “Can you break your culture of silence, can you speak to at least two persons about this story..?”