‘Justice is not Spectator Sports’ – Reflections on One Billion Rising For Justice

Here is an excerpt from the post by Rupsa Mallik (Director, Programmes and Innovation, CREA) at TARSHI's blog 'In Plainspeak'.

 

"The power of the spontaneous uprising – particularly of women – lies in its power to shock. A visual that makes you catch your breath and let it out in a whoosh. The image of 40 Manipuri women stripping naked with a banner saying `Indian Army Rape Us’ in front of the Assam Rifles Headquarters comes to mind. The grainy black and white photo from 1974 of poor peasant women from Kumaon district hugging trees to protect them from being felled. Large piles of Pink Chaddi (underwear) sent to Pramod Muthalik of Sri Ram Sena to protest their violent actions in the name of moral policing in 2009. These are the visuals I think that can change narratives."

 

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