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India, where brutality against women knows few equals

Shameful distinction the result of society's collective failure

| India
Demonstrators hold a placard during a protest rally against the rape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Kolkata on Sept. 30: what we see is a travesty of justice.   © NurPhoto/Getty Images

Charukesi Ramadurai is an Indian freelance journalist, currently living in Kuala Lumpur.

Even for those of us inured to the horrific and unceasing headlines detailing sexual violence against women across India, the brutal rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman last month in Uttar Pradesh has been exceptionally hard to process.

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