India has toughened the law against rape in 2013, but sexual violence in the country is commonplace …
Bollywood star Tanushree Dutta reiterated her accusations against Nana Patekar, one of the most powerful actors in Indian cinema. This time, she found support and not least, that of Priyanka Chopra, who began his career in Bollywood before making a name for himself in Hollywood.
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“The world must believe the survivors,” she wrote. This is a reference to the case that is agitating the United States. Brett Kavanaugh, a candidate chosen by Donald Trump to sit on the Supreme Court, is accused by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford of sexually assaulting her while in high school. The hashtag #IBelieveHer (I believe it, in French) then became viral on social networks.
India facing sexual assault
Already in 2008, Tanushree Dutta had accused Nana Patekar of having sexually harassed her on the set of Horn ‘OK’Pleasss released in 2009. The former beauty queen explained in a recent interview with IANS that her voice had been stifled. because of the status of the comedian, many times rewarded.
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In India, sexual assault is legion, but for several years, the population is no longer silent face this scourge. In 2013, the country tightened its legislation after the collective rape of a Swiss tourist, which provoked outrage.
This year, an 8-year-old girl was raped and killed by 8 men. Following this tragedy, the Indian government introduced the death penalty for child rapists.