Photo Feature: Uproar Here, Silence There

you have seen these images but take a closer look at them. You see mostly middle class youth, many young women, almost all carrying English placards and posters – all outraged by the brutal gang-rape of one 23-year-old physiotherapy student in New Delhi. Nothing wrong with this picture except …

On 15 October 2012, thousands of women, led by senior leaders of All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) including Brinda Karat, staged a protest march at Rohtak in Haryana. Notice: the women were largely working class, carrying Hindi placards protesting the spate of rapes of Haryana – many of them Dalit – women and associated suicides. Hence no major media coverage, which explains why you have not seen or heard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published in the February 2013 issue of the Forward Press magazine


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