Anatomy of rape protests in India5 min read 26 Jul 2017, 01:10 AM IST
From the Delhi gangrape that outraged the whole nation to many that go unnoticed, there is a pattern in terms of which rapes get more attention than others
New Delhi: At the heart of every protest is the collective grievance of a people, and a feeling that has stemmed out of a strong perception of injustice. So, when a group cutting across class, gender and caste come together, it is an indication that most believe that this cathartic collective expression will help in bringing about some change. But why is it that not every perceived injustice, particularly in cases as gruesome as rapes, bring people out on the streets and what is it that mobilizes people to participate in social protest?