Rapist is you: Women protesters vs a macho Hindu rashtra

Rapist is you Protest Kolkata
On January 4, the busy streets of Kolkata’s Esplanade, and later Jadavpur, erupted in resistance as part of the Dhorshok Tumi-i (The rapist is you) movement.

Blindfolded, they shouted, “The oppressive state is a rapist.” “This is rape, the rapist is you”. A group of women marched in coordinated rhythm, challenging what they called “hyper-masculine attitude of the state”.

On January 4, the busy streets of Kolkata’s Esplanade, and later Jadavpur, erupted in a fresh wave of resistance — Dhorshok Tumi-i (The rapist is you), the Bengali version of Chilean feminist anthem, Un violador en tu camino (A rapist in your path), written in protest against violence on women.

The rapist is you
Balatkari tum ho
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