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Bhanwari Devi: A Tale of Courage Human Rights Defender

This is the story of Human rights defender Bhanwari Devi who changed the course of the law. Over the years, she has won several awards for her exceptional courage. She continues to live in Bhateri Rajasthan, still carrying on her work as a ‘saathin’.       Related: Damodar Turi’s battle in Jharkhand

भंवरी देवी जैसी निडर महिलाओं के संघर्ष की बदौलत ही हम #MeToo तक पहुच पाए हैं मानवाधिकार रक्षक का परिचय

1995 में भंवरी देवी बलात्कार के मामले में चार आरोपियों को बरी करते हुए जयपुर जिला और सत्र अदालत ने कहा था “भारतीय संस्कृति अभी इस हद तक नहीं गिरी है कि गांव का एक भोलाभाला आदमी लोक–लाज की सभी मर्यादाओं को भूलकर, किसी वहशी भेड़िए की तरह औरत पर झपट पड़ने को लालायित हो जाए.”…

As #MeToo mounts, Bhanwari Devi’s Struggle Must Not be Forgotten Human Rights Defender Profile

“Indian culture has not yet touched such low depths that an innocent villager would lose all sense of age and caste and like a wolf would pounce upon a woman, that too in the presence of a 70-year old,” said the Jaipur district and sessions court while acquitting the four accused in Bhanwari Devi rape…

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