Les manifestations des femmes indiennes contre le viol

CHENNAI – Quelquefois certains pays font brusquement un remarquable bond en avant, qui interpelle tous les autres. Sur une question critique - le harcèlement sexuel et le viol - l'Inde est largement pionnière. Après un certain nombre de viols brutaux remarqués dans le monde entier, les femmes indiennes répliquent de manière radicale, novatrice et porteuse de transformations.

Les attaques ont été incessantes et aveugles. Une touriste danoise de 51 ans et une travailleuse humanitaire allemande de 18 ans sont parmi les dernières femmes non indiennes qui ont été violées. Mais voici comment les médias de l'Inde ont rapporté les faits. Le 14 janvier, The Weeka rapporté le cas de Suzette Jordan, mère anglo-indienne de deux enfants, âgée de 39 ans à Calcutta, qui a survécu à ce qui est devenu une histoire aussi stupéfiante que familière. En 2012 alors qu'elle prenait un verre dans un bar, elle a accepté d'être raccompagnée par un homme qu'elle avait rencontré. Quand elle est entrée dans la voiture, quatre autres hommes sont entrés en même temps. Ils lui ont mis un pistolet dans sa bouche, l'ont battue sauvagement, l'ont violée et l'ont jetée sur le bord de la route.

Son récit du crime a apporté de nouvelles récriminations : le parlementaire de sa circonscription, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, a qualifié le viol par les termes « une histoire qui a mal tourné ». Un autre ministre a dit que son expérience était « une histoire inventée. » Mais Jordan a continué à se battre et un procès est en cours. Elle a également créé un groupe de soutien aux survivantes des viols.

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