Last week, a 10-year-old girl, who went with her parents to register a complaint of rape was jailed instead! Later on, under media pressure she was released but the police insisted that she was not raped! Further more the villagers have threatened to stone the family to death if they don’t withdraw the complaint! The reason for this bold abuse of a rape victim, a child, is that she belongs to the Dalit community which is the lowest caste in India, and the rapist is an upper-caste Rajput.
As corrupt as the police is in its systematic harassment of rape victims in India, it is girls and women from the Dalit communities who face the worst abuse. In India’s hierarchical patriarchal structure, caste is a compounding factor in the violence inflicted on women. Upper caste men see it as their privilege to rape girls and women of the lower caste, and have the legal and criminal system on their side! It is estimated that in India at least three dalit women are raped every day!
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