We Do Not Want To Be India’s Daughters
We don’t want to be Indian girls.
On September 14, 2020, a 19-year-old Dalit woman from Hathras in Uttar Pradesh was raped by four high-ranking men. He also had his eyes cut off, his tongue cut out, and his back torn to shreds as a result of this. On September 29, she was injured and became just another student in India – a country where a woman is raped every 15 minutes.
When all four detainees were arrested, Uttar Pradesh police refused to hand over the woman’s body to her family and set her on fire on the morning of September 30. This tragic incident (rightly so) provoked outrage among the Indians as many protested against the police’s demands and the demise of a well-known state in the country.
Prostitutes don’t stop hanging, killing or raping. Sex stops when you stop this, Raps will stop when you stop pretending to be rapists and other unstable men waiting in the dark places of women and not the ordinary people you interact with on a daily basis.
04:37 PM – 30 Sep 2020
Like many, many other women who existed before she was born, Manisha Valmiki was baptized as the ‘daughter of India’, because that is where you live when you experience the horrible and unspeakable.
Once again, India’s daughter is suffering terribly. I need words to express my anger and grief over what happened to #Hathras. I stand with the family who lost their loved one in the case. Strict action should be taken against this inhuman act #JusticeForManishaValmiki
08:27 AM – 30 Sep 2020
A few hours after Manisha’s death, a 22-year-old Dalit woman from Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh, died after being drugged and raped by two men. She also became the daughter of India – a woman who is considered a carrier in the country’s legal affairs.
Trigger warning: Dangerous rape of a young woman in Balrampur. In any case, in any country, responsible leaders take responsibility and resign for failing to ensure the safety of women.
06:16 PM – 30 Sep 2020
Remember the rape in Unnao? She was the daughter of India – a mother who burdened all the failures of our country. 8-year-old Asifa was the daughter of India and Priyanka Reddy. And there was Jyoti Singh – Nirbhaya of India, probably the first daughter in India.
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Being an Indian girl means a lot of compulsion and dedication. You have to endure the pain of being reduced to a normal thing. You have to put up with the constant theft of your organization. You have to suffer at the hands of a system that opposes you in any way you can think of. Being an Indian girl is tantamount to the fact that your research is erased very anxiously. Being a daughter of India is denied justice at all times.
We have fears within us. We carry anger. We carry grief. But we do not want to carry too many burdens because being an Indian girl is a burden.
Guys, please take your ear and the gun in your pants and let’s ask for an answer from what caused this. Everything in the world is not a reflection of your hormones. https://t.co/cmwBsnJpzW
04:55 AM – 30 Sep 2020
It should not be our cross to carry.
Violence is at the heart of the ideology that is bringing India back to the dark ages. Religion-based violence. Gender-based violence. Genetic violence. Violence based on language. Local violence. And all this violence to ensure that politics runs smoothly.
02:41 AM – 01 Oct 2020
We are not your daughters. We do not want to be your children. Because nothing good comes out of being an Indian girl.
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