“While Tia raced along the Ring Road towards the Hauz Khas Village to let steam off with some friends, her grandmother continued to stare at the breaking news on the television. It was about Leslee Udwin’s controversial documentary entitled “India’s daughter”. The senior watched, outwardly passive but distraught with conflicting emotions inside. Her fingers traced the prayer book lying unopened in her lap. Nirbhaya’s rapist Mukesh Singh and the defense lawyers were spouting cultural toxin:
“She should not be put on the street just like food…if you put her on the street, the dogs will definitely take her away”.
“We have the best culture, in our culture, there is no place for a woman.”
“You can’t clap with one hand…a girl is far more responsible for a rape than a boy…only 20% girls are good.””
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PS – this my momma. :):)