Tag Archives: Violence against women

India’s law on marital rape: Do we get the problem?

An Indian bride arrives at her marital home. Photo credit: Shounak Ray on Flickr

An Indian bride arrives at her marital home. Photo credit: Shounak Ray on Flickr

My most recent story for CNN on why marital rape is legal in India has to be the most debated piece I’ve written so far. While many men and women have supported it, sadly, a significant backlash has mainly come from Indian men.
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India, don’t dodge the rape crisis spotlight

Original image from Google Maps.

Created by Monica Sarkar. Original image: Google Maps.

I received my first hate mail a few months ago. But it didn’t dishearten me – Winston Churchill’s famous words came into my head: “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

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Violence against women is a crime the world over

Photographed by Monica Sarkar

Subject of respect or object of desire?
Photographed by Monica Sarkar

The tragic case of the Delhi gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman last year forced India to take a long, hard look at itself in the mirror and decide how to change.

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