Hathras Gang Raped and Murdered. #Justice Should be Served!!!October 1, 2020
Hathras Gang Rape Incident
Wearing a short dress doesn’t mean she’s asking for it,
Being outspoken and having an opinion doesn’t mean she wants it,
If you are her boyfriend or husband doesn’t mean you can do it,
It’s okay to do it only when she’s comfortable and explicitly says yes.
How much more brutal should rapes get for us to start talking about them? How many more sisters and daughters will be sacrificed to this crime until the laws get strict? #JusticeForManishaValmiki#HangTheRapist#
It is important to acknowledge that there are several intersecting factors such as identities, institutions and hierarchies that result in this kind of structural violence. Women are not a homogenous group and are differentially impacted by forces of caste, class, religion, ethnicity, race, among others.
Dalit women’s social location of being at the lowest rung of the caste, class and gender hierarchies results in them facing multiple forms of discrimination and targeted violence.
We have witnessed time and again how rape and other forms of sexual violence are used against Dalit women to dehumanize the community and maintain caste-based hierarchies and power relations. As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2019, nearly ten Dalit women are raped every day in the country with Uttar Pradesh recording among the highest numbers.
This figure is a significant undercount as the data for the total number of reported cases of sexual assaults is not disaggregated by caste or religion, so the exact figures of women from marginalised communities reporting sexual assault remain unknown. Most often, such cases do not even get reported due to fear of heightened backlash from ‘dominant’ castes.
Hathras Gang Rape Incident:
On September 14, the young woman had gone to the fields with her mother and went missing soon after. She was found later, beaten and tortured, her tongue cut as she bit it when the accused attempted to strangle her. She was first admitted to Aligarh Muslim University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital and then shifted to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi on Monday where she died on Tuesday.
The accused, who had allegedly tried to strangle her to death as she resisted their rape attempt, have been arrested.
The Hathras gang raped victim was cremated on the wee hours of Wednesday 30th September 2020, by her father in presence of Police and administration. The family has alleged that the police cremated the body forcefully against their wishes. They wished to wait for morning for cremation. However, since it had already been over 24 hours since her demise, Police said that the body had started decomposing.
A monetary compensation of Rs 10 lakh is being given to the family of the victim. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had a telephonic conversation with PM Modi regarding the incident and said that a special team has been formed to probe into the incident. The team will submit the report in next seven days.
Hathras Gang Rape #WeWantJustice#
This is not content…This is hate, towards society and towards those who carry the dung of such thinking in their mind. Change your mind, the world will change.
God bless that this should not happen to anyone else that happened to Manisha. #𝗪𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲#