Guwahati’s shame: First abuse, then insensitivity

Posted on July 17, 2012


The Guwahati molestation case, in which a young woman was stripped, abused, beaten and filmed continuosly for more than 30 minutes on a busy street, shocked and shamed the nation, and stirred a movement for justice. But now it’s clear that nothing may have been as it seems and the story has become one of a million cuts. First sexual abuse, and then a million assaults by the media, the women’s panel that went to investigate the attack, the police and even the Chief Minister’s office.