All Round View (Peshawar): Once called ‘untouchables’, the Dalit women in India are among the most oppressed in the world bearing brunt of violence at every stage of their lives.
The world is witnessing the darker side of the “so-called secular, democratic and shining India”, where Dalit women face the triple burden of gender bias, caste discrimination, and economic destitution. The gang-rape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman by a group of upper-caste men in Uttar Pradesh state last week is a reflection of a society promoting an unethical approach towards the weaker segments.
Soutik Biswas, an India-based correspondent of BBC wrote about the tribulation of Dalit women, covering about 16 percent of India’s female population by highlighting their persistent injustice.
THE WORLD IS WITNESSING THE DARKER SIDE OF THE “SO-CALLED SECULAR, DEMOCRATIC AND SHINING INDIA.”
In short, to be a Dalit woman in India means suffering an unending ordeal of sexual victimization and discrimination for the rest of life.