Where would we first expect the changes in India after the massive public outcry and institution of new rape and sexual assault laws after the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder? In the police and judiciary? In the feminist and women’s institutions that are at the fore-front of this fight?
This month, two cases of rape/ sexual assault force us to question how change can be implemented if the people who govern the system, and who lead the cause, are also the ones violating it.
A lawyer, who while in her final year at law school, was interning with a Supreme Court judge in Delhi, was sexually assaulted by him. In a blog post she wrote, “Last December was momentous for the feminist movement in the country – almost an entire population seemed to rise up spontaneously against the violence on women, and the injustices of a seemingly apathetic…
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