Sexual violence is the new normal in India – and pornography is to blame | Mari Marcel Thekaekara

Sexual violence is the new normal in India – and pornography is to blame | Mari Marcel Thekaekara

‘Girls and women are getting raped left, right and centre,’ says the supreme court. Instead of lamenting, it should act

Another day, another shocking headline about rape in India, from the 30 girls in a Bihar shelter who were allegedly sexually abused over many years to the 10-year-old child who escaped from another “shelter” in Uttar Pradesh and ran to a police station asking for help.

Rapes have become the new normal in my country. So much so that India’s supreme court made headlines itself on Monday, asking: “What is to be done? Girls and women are getting raped left, right and centre.” This is unusual practice for a supreme court anywhere, and underlines the gravity of the situation. Justice Madan Lokur of the supreme court pointed out: “The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data observes that a woman is raped every six hours in India.”

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