Why a Dalit Lens Matters
A Dalit girl was gang-raped on September 14, 2020, in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. A heinous crime like this not only seeks justice but also a conversation on how are we reporting violence against women in this country. What to keep in mind when you want your story to show how society has treated Dalit women’s bodies or talk about the delegitimization of violence against women and especially intersectional discrimination of Dalit women.
An independent Dalit journalist, Meena Kotwal speaks about her experience of covering the Hathras Case in this episode of The Social Repair and reveals how her own mental health was affected in this process.