Women march in New Delhi in 1980 to demand that the Indian Supreme Court reconsider the case of Mathura, who accused two policemen of raping her when she was a teenager.
, a tribal girl, and she performed the most menial of jobs to put bread in her belly.
The girl, a 21-year-old beautician who worked in Ernakulam, was arrested and charged under sections of Prevention of Sexual Offences Act while the boy, a Class 12 student in a local college, was sent to a juvenile justice home and booked under the Juvenile Justice Act.
Medical examination confirmed that they had physical contact when they locked themselves in the room.
She collected cow dung with her bare hands, shaped it into patties, slapped them on walls to dry and then sold them as fuel. I used to watch women in my Kolkata neighborhood do the same thing, using the back wall of my grandfather's house.
I couldn't imagine plunging my hand into piles of animal waste.