This is third in a little series on Violence done to Christians in a place called KANDHAMAL in Odisha, India.
Please see also:
- Hindu Violence Rises in Orissa
- Violence and Clean Chits
- Rape as a weapon
- Kandhamal Unresolved – Docufilm, and
- Delhi Protest against anti-Christian attacks in Kandhamal 2008
Rape has been used, as a Weapon, against Christians particularly in Kandhamal, as well as in Isolated incidents (see link 3), and by the Armies, including Ours, in the North East parts of Our Country.
While going through the latest ‘tale of two rapes’, I thought I should share my finding ‘Rape as a weapon’ and ‘Pregnant mothers and infants pay a heavy price’ (from my forthcoming international book on Kandhamal. The info may be shocking. But that is the sad reality of Kandhamal. Anto Akkara
Rape as a weapon
Sexual violence against women has been used as a weapon in areas of ethnic oppression and conflict. Kandhamal was no exception.
“There are several other reports of sexual assault and molestation and it is highly likely that many other such cases have gone unreported due to the shame attached,” warned the study ‘Genocide in Kandhamal’ by the Human Rights Law Network. The legal action group in its study released before the end of 2008 – one of the first studies on the Kandhamal carnage and mayhem – expressed this fear after elaborating on the rape…
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