Hyderabad Gang Rape And Murder Case: Anoushka Shankar Opens Up Being Sexually Abused, Laments, ‘India Is No Country For Women’

An enraged sitar player-composer Anoushka Shankar reacted in the wake of the Hyderabad rape case and stated that ‘India, in particular, is no country for women’

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Hyderabad Gang Rape And Murder Case: Anoushka Shankar Opens Up Being Sexually Abused, Laments, ‘India Is No Country For Women’
The 26-year-old doctor Disha rape case completely shook the nation. From the normal public to Bollywood celebs, everyone expressed their rage towards this barbaric gangrape. Amongst many, recently, an enraged sitar player-composer Anoushka Shankar reacted in the wake of the Hyderabad rape case and bluntly stated that ‘India, in particular, is no country for women.’ Shankar took to her social media handle and shared a series of post, expressing her anger. In her post, she mentioned how this rape case has changed her life as she felt the attack on her own body. Due to which she ended up sharing a video about her own sexual abuse.

One of her tweets read, “This is a global epidemic. And India in particular is no country for women. And I’m enraged. And I’m numb. And I don’t know what to keep doing. I want to scream and yet for once I feel voiceless. Because nothing fucking changes and women are being raped every minute every day.”


In another tweet, she mentioned how the world mourned together over the horrifically brutal gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey which was nearly seven years ago. While her other tweet read, “My own life changed with her attack. This to me was the real beginning of the women’s movements we’ve seen in recent years. I felt her attack in my own body and ended up sharing a video about my own sexual abuse. This was part of a wave of women in rage and pain demanding change.”


She even talked about India’s law and how people demanded justice but yet there’s no change. Her tweet read, “India made new laws and set up new courts and people demanded justice. And yet... Where is the change? This week it was Priyanka Reddy, gangraped and burnt and murdered. In the last year alone I’ve cried over eight year olds and twelve year olds meeting similar fates.”

Not only Shankar question about the system and the change she also expressed her views on how people still question about women’s attire or even travelling along at night instead of teaching boys some ethics. It read, “around the world and people still ask us what we were wearing or why we traveled alone at night instead of teaching boys and men to see us as humans and to stop fucking touching us and entering us without our consent. #priyankareddy #violenceagainstwomen #india.”

Image source: Twitter/ ShankarAnoushka
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