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Kathmandu

Feb 5, 2019-

This in in reference to the op-ed by Sarita Pariyar (‘From tika to ashes’, Page 6, January 25), on the brutal gang rape of the 20-year-old Maya Bishwakarma. Simply because she refused to have physical relations with one of her assailants—who was a married man from an upper class family—she had to suffer a terrible fate. Her rape took place while she was on her way to work. Her story, and the fact that it has been overlooked for so long, captures the plight of some other Dalit women who have come across the same situation and are yet to receive justice. Sarita has also shed light on the fact that Dalit women are subjected to sexual violence like rape because of their poverty. It’s really a disappointing news to be known that Dalit women are still not treated humanely even in 21st century, the so-called ‘age of science and technology.’

- Pratik Shrestha, Kathmandu

Published: 05-02-2019 12:51

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