Sunday, September 09, 2007

Priyanka Bhotmange

She was a young girl of seventeen;

She was very good at academics;

She wanted to join the army;

She had doting parents and affectionate brothers;

Her family was educated, self-sufficient, and had self-esteem;

And that was the crime in this cursed land - for she was a Dalit...

I am not going to talk about it, but as September 29 draws nearer, as a whole year has rolled by after what happened... I just remember this:

"Priyanka will not be avenged as long as you have even one square inch on earth where a woman is held as the repository of male honour." - Annie Zaidi, Reporter, Frontline

Yes, that's the truth.. and truth could never be more bitter...

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