But there is another side of this story, which is being completely ignored by the media. Why? Because it is not a human-interest angle. Because the answer to that question in India would be, “Let he among you who has not sinned cast the first stone.”
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On September 9, a young girl returning from her uncle’s house was allegedly raped by a group of boys. It took her a couple of days to muster up the courage to inform her mother. The news was kept from her father who came to know of it nonetheless and then committed suicide.
An increasingly scary trend has emerged in our country – people being put into prison on charges of sedition for voicing their opinions about governments. As with the TADA law in the 90s, there is a lot of discussion around the usefulness and effectiveness of such a law. While everybody seems to be agreed that we do need anti-sedition laws, not everybody seems to agree on what exactly amounts to sedition.
Yet another politician has come out and said that women bring the rape on themselves by dressing provocatively. While crime against women is something that happens all over the world, in India we seem to excel in this one area. From the moment she is a foetus, we find varied ways of hurting her.
You cannot give one set of people the choice to get married to a partner of their choice, but take away from another set of people their right to choice.