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  • This tree is a symbol off India's broken justice system, where Rip is rarely punished.

  • This man found his teenage daughter and her cousin hanging from it.

  • I met him in 2014.

  • He told me his girls had been raped and murdered.

  • He wanted to see the accused hanged in public.

  • It was the first big case after the Delhi gang rape of 2012, when tougher rape laws were introduced.

  • They were meant to make it easier for women and girls to register complaints with the police.

  • The death penalty for rape was introduced on special fast track court set up.

  • But for the battalion family, it has been a slow on difficult journey.

  • Over the years, the papers have piled up.

  • First, the investigators said they didn't have enough evidence to prove rape and murder, so the suspects were set free.

  • The family challenged this and got the case reopened, but charges have been reduced to just molestation and kidnap.

  • The law says that cases should be heard quickly, but the courts are deaf to our pleas.

  • I've been doing the rounds of courts, but the poor hardly ever get justice for the mother.

  • It's a battle that's gone on too long.

  • I just hope we're still alive to see justice being done.

  • Dancing is the lawyer representing the body, you family?

  • The case is being heard in a fast track court, but they can't power through a system creaking at the seams.

  • Could be could be evidence.

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  • We don't have any, but government figures bear this out.

  • There were 95,000 pending rape cases at the end of 2000 and 13.

  • This had risen to 145,000 by the end of 2000 and 19.

  • Some question the point off the laws.

  • I think these are hollow populist measures where they're trying to quell that public outrage that has happened around that particular incident.

  • The legal mechanisms for enforcing these laws are not changed now sentencing punishment.

  • It comes at the very end off a criminal justice a t end of the trial and before that, both the victim and the accused.

  • They have to go through a lot of processes.

  • But some parents are abusing the law to punish their daughters.

  • They're filing false rape cases on causing untold suffering.

  • We're calling this woman Russia.

  • When I told my lover that my parents did not approve off our match, we had to a lope, but my father found me and brought me back.

  • He beat me up with a rope and sticks, starved me and then sold me off to another man.

  • Russia was 17 at the time.

  • She ran away again, fell pregnant and got married to her lover.

  • But legal reforms had raised the age of consent from 16 to 18 years.

  • She was considered unable to give consent on her.

  • Parents were ableto accuse her lover off rape, getting him on his family thrown in jail.

  • I was accused of conspiring with my son to kidnap her.

  • I spent two weeks in jail.

  • Her family then ransacked our house, broke the door and took away our animals.

  • We had to go into hiding to save our lives.

  • Seema is from a non governmental organization called Anandhi.

  • They helped Russia get her husband's family out on bail.

  • Their support also meant Russia could stand up to her parents.

  • When I turned 18, I filed a case of trafficking against my own father.

  • If young women could marry men off their choice.

  • The world would be a much happier place.

  • Many parents want to control their girls.

  • Abuse of the law is widespread in this district in the western state of Petra and Rocky fired after the 95% of fires parents know karate toe.

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  • There are no figures for how many false cases go to court.

  • Lawyers say they have strong anecdotal evidence.

  • It highlights a deeper problem which no law can change In all walks of life, we see that women are at an unequal position.

  • They have less access to resource is with education with healthcare on.

  • Therefore, in some ways, therefore they become lesser citizens.

  • So even when you speak about casting equality, it's Dalit women who are more marginalized than their lit men.

  • These Dalit activists want to break the shackles of their oppression.

  • Manisha and her sister are lawyers.

  • They're helping daily trips.

  • Survivors become lawyers too.

  • Dalits are at the bottom off the Hindu caste hierarchy like this woman we're calling Maya earlier, I would keep crying.

  • As I recall those horrific memories, I built the confidence to speak up and stay positive only after I came here.

  • I then decided to study law so I can fight for dull with women like me who are forced to keep quiet about atrocities.

  • Ah, lot of pain and anger hides behind that resolve.

  • Maya was harassed for weeks by an upper caste man.

  • He then raped her.

  • She filed a complaint but was forced to withdraw it after he married her.

  • Her family said it would save her from the social stigma off being a rape victim.

  • But the marriage was held off a different kind.

  • My husband's family would say You're a dull it like a dirty drain.

  • We hate to even look at you.

  • He would come home drunk and abused me for filing a police case against him.

  • He would beat me and forced me to perform unnatural sexual acts.

  • Even when I refused, I didn't know what to do.

  • I even thought off committing suicide.

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  • Manisha helped Maya reopen her old trip complaint, adding the charge of unnatural sexual acts.

  • Manisha knows It's dangerous work, but is driven by love for her people.

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  • And put on a get me poor According political pressure in this valid neighborhood, as in many across the country, women are gathering to support each other.

  • That is anger.

  • Ah, few laughs on a growing resolve.

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This tree is a symbol off India's broken justice system, where Rip is rarely punished.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/29
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