Delhi, Kathua, and India’s Growing Indifference to Rape

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Delhi, Kathua, and India’s Growing Indifference to Rape

Illustration: Juergen D

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t’s a good time to be a rapist in India.

Once considered among society’s most undesirable elements, today they enjoy popular support from protesting crowds and politicians (if the politicians aren’t the ones committing the rapes, that is). If this were the beginning of a dystopian novel, I’d want a hit of whatever the author was smoking. Unfortunately, this is the reality of India today.

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