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Rape – A Criminal Manifesto

Rape – A Criminal Manifesto

We speak of women empowerment and emancipation, yet it is a dictum of truism that being a man is an advantageous position in the society and so to say paradoxically a woman is more vulnerable. The relative existence of the fair gender is itself a manifestation of the plethora of issues that they face and physical aggression/violence is the gravest[Read More…]

by October 19, 2020 India
A Priest in Cassock and the Santal Girl

A Priest in Cassock and the Santal Girl

Recently, when a 17-year-old Santal girl from an indigenous tribe in Rajshahi, Bangladesh went to cut grass for her family’s cattle in the pasture, she had no idea that danger was lurking around the corner. The danger was not that she was going to get attacked by a wild animal, but from a human predator disguised as a priest in[Read More…]

by October 16, 2020 Patriarchy
Rape, the Shadow Pandemic in the time of Covid-19

Rape, the Shadow Pandemic in the time of Covid-19

What is wrong with some men that in the time of Covid-19 they are raping women of all ages? Rape, the most intimate of crimes is happening every day, everywhere in the world. Raping does not fall under behavioral or mental disorder, it is a criminal offense. Sadly, the incidents of rape did not stop while nations across the globe[Read More…]

by October 9, 2020 Patriarchy
The Begumganj (Bangladesh) Gang-rape and the Big Picture

The Begumganj (Bangladesh) Gang-rape and the Big Picture

I don’t know who drew this this rape-map of Bangladesh, but this is a telling geography of rape epidemic which as can be see here, has spread widely and reached every nook and corner of the country. The scrolls on each district which are in vernacular are appeals to the predators from the rape victims – desperate pleas to dissuade[Read More…]

by October 8, 2020 South Asia
 Rape – A social evil seeking legal solutions

 Rape – A social evil seeking legal solutions

Women (idols) in India are worshipped, as they say, but the truth of Indian women is only known to herself. India has a sex ratio of 943 females/1000 males.[1] While the southern and northeastern states are better off, the cow belt (Hindi/Hindu heartland) has a disappointing population ratio. A lot to do would surely have roots in female infanticide, something[Read More…]

by October 8, 2020 India
Perplexing Extremes: The Chauvinistic Audacity To Rape And The Matrimonial Propensity To Discriminate

Perplexing Extremes: The Chauvinistic Audacity To Rape And The Matrimonial Propensity To Discriminate

Hathras rape incident is not new to us and for the greater society it might not be shocking either. In India, the cold-blooded reality is the occurrence of rape every 15 minutes. This is as per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data. What is usually overlooked in the statistics is the Dalit Women who are usually considered as the[Read More…]

by October 7, 2020 India
Exposing the Double Standards of India’s Upper and Middle Class: Perspective of Justice for Hathras victim

Exposing the Double Standards of India’s Upper and Middle Class: Perspective of Justice for Hathras victim

Introduction Again, the inhuman and horrible incident of Hathras has put the entire society ashamed as it has been the second occurrence of such cruelty and brutality against women in the last eight years after Nirbhaya 2012, sparking a huge resentment and anguish against the governments exposing the concern of safety and security of the women. Although, the Hathras incidence[Read More…]

by October 7, 2020 India
Hathras: yet another victim of the caste-driven rape culture in India   

Hathras: yet another victim of the caste-driven rape culture in India   

    Even as the United Nations deliberated on the concrete actions that would advance gender equality for women and girls everywhere, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and platform for action – the most comprehensive roadmap for women and girl’s empowerment, the  world  watched once again in horror another rape and murder story unraveling in India’s heartland.[Read More…]

by October 5, 2020 India
Rape Culture: Where Do We Stand?

Rape Culture: Where Do We Stand?

The Caravan Magazine in August 2020, reported an incident from the month of June this year from Pokhari Village, Uttar Pradesh. Several upper-caste men hailing from the Thakur community (the caste community from which UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also hails from), attacked a colony of the Dalit community in the Gorakhpur district triggered by a puja of Goddess Kali[Read More…]

by October 4, 2020 India
Rape Raj: Shrouded in Shadow

Rape Raj: Shrouded in Shadow

A frenzied attack or bouts of insanity; “rape is rape”! Every 30 minutes one rape is crafted in India. A woman or a child…they are all prey of the rape lore. The rape cases are up swinging in numbers each day. Bruises and injuries only leave scars not recoveries. The victims soon or later are succumbed or marked as grime.[Read More…]

by October 4, 2020 Patriarchy
How far is Hathras from your home?

How far is Hathras from your home?

“I know the alternative policy of adopting the line of least resistance. I am convinced that it will be ineffective in the matter or uprooting untouchability. The silent infiltration of rational ideas among the ignorant mass of caste Hindus cannot, I am sure, work for the elevation of the depressed classes. First of all, the cate Hindus like all human[Read More…]

by October 3, 2020 India
 Hathras Horror: NAPM Condemns the Rising Caste and Gender-based Violence in  BJP ruled Uttar Pradesh & Gujarat

 Hathras Horror: NAPM Condemns the Rising Caste and Gender-based Violence in  BJP ruled Uttar Pradesh & Gujarat

Punish the rapists & murderers of dalit women and other victims. Hold the Administration, Police and Political Nexus Accountable. Chief Minister of UP must resign for repeatedly failing to safeguard rights of women from marginalized communities in the state 3rd Oct, 2020: The brutal rape and murder of yet another dalit woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh has sent shock waves[Read More…]

Candlelight vigil for Hadras rape victim held outside Indian passport and visa office in Surrey

Candlelight vigil for Hadras rape victim held outside Indian passport and visa office in Surrey

South Asians activists came together on the evening of Friday, October 2, to raise voices against the recent gang rape of a Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh, India. The victim died after struggling for life for two weeks. She was brutally assaulted and raped by people belonging to the upper caste. Her death has outraged the community of so-called untouchables[Read More…]

by October 3, 2020 India
Rape of Hathras

Rape of Hathras

Amazing, till about three days ago the news was that a Dalit girl has been raped and killed- as a matter of fact. It occurs every now and then, and here is another such incidence. So do not fret. It happens. That is the audacity with which we are informed about the rape of a Dalit girl. And then, come[Read More…]

by October 2, 2020 India
Opposition must unite and act to provide an alternative

Opposition must unite and act to provide an alternative

The attempt to stop Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi from visiting to Hatharas by the Uttar Pradesh government might have succeeded when they did not allow the convoy to move ahead of Greater Noida and detained both Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi who have been taken to Buddha circuit, a world class facility made by Ms Mayawati when she was the[Read More…]

by October 1, 2020 India
Haathras Atrocity: Savarna Men Must Speak Up Now!

Haathras Atrocity: Savarna Men Must Speak Up Now!

The horrifically brutal and inhuman act of torture and rape perpetrated by Thakur men on a young Dalit woman in Haathras, Uttar Pradesh, tears at the soul and claws the conscience. It provokes violent thoughts and words and makes it impossible to not imagine a proportional response of the same barbaric extent as the ultimate self-defensive justice. This feeling is[Read More…]

by September 30, 2020 India
Need for urgent and systemic changes in the treatment of survivors of violent sexual crimes in the Araria District Court, Bihar

Need for urgent and systemic changes in the treatment of survivors of violent sexual crimes in the Araria District Court, Bihar

Letter from Lawyers to the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Patna High Court and other Hon’ble Judges To Hon’ble the Chief Justice of Patna High Court and other Hon’ble Judges: Subject: Need for urgent and systemic changes in the treatment of survivors of violent sexual crimes in the Araria District Court. Lordships: We, the undersigned are lawyers practicing in different places[Read More…]

by July 15, 2020 Human Rights
The Unbecoming of Indian Women

The Unbecoming of Indian Women

“In rape cases it’s strange to me when people say, Well why didn’t you fight him? If you woke up to a robber in your home, saw him taking your stuff, people wouldn’t ask, Well why didn’t you fight him? Why didn’t you tell him no? He’s already violating an unspoken rule, why would he suddenly decide to adhere to[Read More…]

by July 8, 2020 Patriarchy
Rhetoric of Victimisation in Delhi Crime and Unbelievable   

Rhetoric of Victimisation in Delhi Crime and Unbelievable  

The explosion of the #MeToo movement, the burgeoning discussion around sexual predators and the vulnerability of victims of sexual assault makes it even more pertinent to carefully and minutely examine the vocabulary of sexual assault in popular culture.  Rape narratives that pervade literature, newspapers, popular culture, law, activism etc, help “organize, understand, and even arguably produce the social world” (Sara[Read More…]

by July 6, 2020 Patriarchy
Challenges faced by visually disabled women

Challenges faced by visually disabled women

Atrocities on women are increasing day -by- day and they are struggling to cope with gruesome attacks by male. Disabled women, especially visually disabled, are all the more disadvantaged and their handicap is being used as a convenient condition for assault and exploitation. Recent example In Bhopal, a 53 year old visually impaired woman was allegedly raped by an unidentified[Read More…]

by May 29, 2020 Patriarchy
In search of the ultimate justice: Dismantling rape culture in India

In search of the ultimate justice: Dismantling rape culture in India

20th March 2020, the Nirbhaya accused were hanged in the wee hours, at 5 o’ clock, and we all woke up inhaling the sense of closure. Deep down it wasn’t so oblivious that the death sentence would actually never serve as a future deterrent. But, nevertheless the perpetrators left no stone unturned to make the crime what is called ‘the[Read More…]

by May 22, 2020 Patriarchy
Why India is turning into Rapistan? What measures we can take to control it?

Why India is turning into Rapistan? What measures we can take to control it?

Time and again rape incidents stir our conscience and sends chills down the spine after listening to brutal,insensitive assault on girl/women & the mental trauma they must have undergone. Although a crime like rape is nothing new but the rate at which it’s increasing in India is quite worrying &gives us goosebumps. I feel we have become more of insensitive,morally[Read More…]

by December 7, 2019 India
Bangladesh’s rape epidemic: Are these a case of deviant sexual behaviour or ‘System’s failure’?

Bangladesh’s rape epidemic: Are these a case of deviant sexual behaviour or ‘System’s failure’?

In Bangladesh incidents of loot, plunder, enforced disappearances, breakdown of rule of law, extra-judicial killings, deaths and injuries in road accidents through reckless driving have become parts of daily news. Lately, news of audacious rapes, abductions of girls and women and sexual harassments in almost all parts of the country are also becoming common occurrences these days. Spates of horrifying[Read More…]

by May 16, 2019 Patriarchy
A Year After Brutal Gang Rape and Murder in Kathua:  Apathetic State Agenda, Regressive Policies and Escalating Violence Continued

A Year After Brutal Gang Rape and Murder in Kathua:  Apathetic State Agenda, Regressive Policies and Escalating Violence Continued

Abstract In 2012 when Nirbhaya had been raped brutally in a moving bus in Delhi, the massive protest that went for several days could awake the then government which then constituted the Justice Verma Committee and made amendments in the criminal laws relating to rape. However, in January 2018, the socio-political situation is completely altered. Ironically, a Hindutva government is[Read More…]

by February 4, 2019 Patriarchy
End Political Impunity to Rapists

End Political Impunity to Rapists

We strongly condemn the recent incidents of rape and sexual violence in the country: the rape of an 8-year old girl in Kathua, Jammu, of a 15-year old in Unnao, UP, of a tea-shop owner as well as 15 year old girl in Meghalaya, of an 11-year old girl in Surat, Gujarat, a 15-year old in Faridabad whose corpse was[Read More…]

Fact Finding Report on Rape and Murder of an eight year old girl Asifa in Kathua(Jammu)  

Fact Finding Report on Rape and Murder of an eight year old girl Asifa in Kathua(Jammu)  

         Pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan, Delhi sent a team to Kathua(Jammu region of J&K state) to Study  the situation which has developed after the rape and murder of a little 8 years old girl in Kathua District of Jammu and Kashmir. P.M.s was particularly astonished to read the news of gran organisation called  Hindu Ekta Manch coming into existencein favour of[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 Human Rights
Justice For Asifa, Kathua Rape And Murder Victim

Justice For Asifa, Kathua Rape And Murder Victim

As a group of women from Jammu and Kashmir, we express great anguish over the unjustifiable delay in the investigations into the heinous rape and murder of a minor eight year old Bakerwal girl, Asifa in Rassana village, Hiranagar, Kathua district. We are equally concerned over the excessive politicization and communalization of an incident which is clearly one of sexual[Read More…]

by March 7, 2018 Human Rights, Kashmir
Alleged Gang Rape Of A Minor Girl By Security Force Personnel

Alleged Gang Rape Of A Minor Girl By Security Force Personnel

On 10th of October, a case of gang rape on a minor girl from Patangi area of Koraput district of Odisha was reported in the media.  The victim girl belongs to the dalit community and according to her allegations the alleged rapists were in uniform put on by security forces and were carrying guns.  The incident caused massive reactions from[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 Human Rights
From Mathura To Farooqui Rape Case: The Regressive Patriarchy Found its Way Back

From Mathura To Farooqui Rape Case: The Regressive Patriarchy Found its Way Back

  Way back in 1972, a tribal girl was raped in custody by two constables in Desai Ganj Police Station in Maharashtra. The Supreme Court in Tuka Ram v State of Maharashtra[1](also known as Mathura’s rape case) acquitted the two accused policemen on the ground that the victim has raised no alarm, there was no visible injury mark on her[Read More…]

by October 9, 2017 India
Of Rapists And Their ‘Righteous’ Supporters

Of Rapists And Their ‘Righteous’ Supporters

The rapist is not the stranger in the night. Between pitaji ki maafi and pati ka haq most rapes in India are covered. A good portion of rapes in India happen with a known person rather than a stranger. The 2015 National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data shows that in 95 percent of all rape cases, the offender knew the victim.[1] Many[Read More…]

by August 28, 2017 Patriarchy
India Now!

India Now!

K.P Sasi is a film maker, writer, activist and cartoonist. He can be reached at kpsasi36@gmail.com

by August 1, 2017 Arts/Literature, Patriarchy
Mumbai Activist Raped For Exposing Mangrove Destruction

Mumbai Activist Raped For Exposing Mangrove Destruction

Mumbai | 29 June: Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan (GBGBA) strongly condemns the rape of a woman environment activist by five men who were apparently aggrieved by the woman’s complaint about destruction of mangroves. GBGBA is also shocked to know the callousness of the Mumbai Police department who didn’t take immediate steps which would have avoided such a heinous crime.[Read More…]

Commoners Against Rape In Bangladesh

Commoners Against Rape In Bangladesh

Commoners in Bangladesh are raising their voices against rape. There are protest march, meetings, stand-ins. Days ago, an incident of a rape came out to public light. The victims were two university-students. The incident occurred weeks ago in the capital city of Dhaka. But, the victims dared not to lodge any complaint with the concerned authority as the   perpetrators were[Read More…]

by May 13, 2017 World
Credit: Ben Thomson

What if I told you 2,000 women per year are murdered by men they know? (Interview with Dawn Wilcox)

On May 28, 2016, a gorilla named Harambe was killed at the Cincinnati Zoo. A small child had fallen into the primate’s enclosure and… well, you know the rest. “As I watched the sort of public outrage and mourning rarely afforded murdered women, it was the final straw,” explains Dawn Wilcox, a registered nurse for 22 years. Wilcox is no “expert,”[Read More…]

by April 9, 2017 Patriarchy
Why Do Some Men Rape?

Why Do Some Men Rape?

A recent report from Equality Now titled ‘The World’s Shame: The Global Rape Epidemic’ http://www.equalitynow.org/campaigns/rape-laws-report offered a series of recommendations for strengthened laws to deter and punish sexual violence against women and girls. However, there is substantial evidence that legal approaches to dealing with violence in any context are ineffective. For example, the empirical evidence on threats of punishment (that[Read More…]

by March 15, 2017 Patriarchy
Trying Misogyny Welcome, But How About Curbing All Crimes Against Women?

Trying Misogyny Welcome, But How About Curbing All Crimes Against Women?

It is fourth anniversary of 16 December 2012, the brutal gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi that shook the conscience of the nation and led to unprecedented protests against sexual violence across India. Crime against women has been common in India, as has been the support for such crime in the form of misogynist statements by those[Read More…]

by December 18, 2016 Patriarchy
Save Yourselves, Women Of India, As The Republic Will Not

Save Yourselves, Women Of India, As The Republic Will Not

Delhi, the national capital of India, has witnessed another gory incident involving the rape-murder of a minor. This time, a 16-year-old was allegedly raped, strangled, and then set on fire in her own house in East Delhi. The police reportedly tried to pass off the crime as suicide, filing a case of rape and murder only after the autopsy proved[Read More…]

by August 2, 2016 Patriarchy
Gang Rape Survivor Gang Raped By The Same Accused Again

Gang Rape Survivor Gang Raped By The Same Accused Again

In a rule of law jurisdiction, the story of a victim of gang rape being raped by the same accused against whom court proceedings continue, might be outlandish. But, in India today, these are the common stories that confront anyone willing to see reality: A Dalit gang rape survivor has allegedly been gang raped again by the same five accused[Read More…]

by July 20, 2016 Patriarchy