Meghna Pant

Meghna Pant

The writer is an award-winning author, columnist, feminist and TEDx Speaker. She has previously worked as a journalist with Times Now, NDTV and Bloomberg-UTV. She tweets @MeghnaPant (twitter.com/meghnapant?lang=en)

The perversity of labelling eight-year-old Asifa as ‘the new Nirbhaya’

As India slowly wakes up to the horrors that were inflicted on eight-year-old Asifa Bano in January, collective outrage is gathering steam. New hashtags are trending every day. Horrifying details about the crime are emerging to shake us out of our consciousness. Armchair activists are leading the shout to get justice for Asifa. And rightly so. It is impossible not to be moved to tears after reading the terrible details about the Kathua rape case. From being drugged, to being gang-raped by men who wanted to ‘satisfy their lust’, to being strangled and bludgeoned to death in two horrific attempts, ...

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