खबर लहरिया Premium Episode 27: After the Cameras Leave: How the Justice System Abandons Dalit, OBC and Adivasi Families Seeking Redressal for Rape

Episode 27: After the Cameras Leave: How the Justice System Abandons Dalit, OBC and Adivasi Families Seeking Redressal for Rape

There are good, feminist arguments about testimony, accountability, memory-keeping and record. This is not that kind of rape-story. Here we look at what happens after the cameras leave, as families from marginalised castes continue to seek justice. The man at the other end of the line offers to pay. His voice is crackly, he has left Karwi where he drives a rickshaw for his village near Koshambi in U.P. these days. He will return soon for a court-date, he says. He does not know the name of his lawyer. No, they have not received government compensation yet but they have heard talk that such a thing as muafza (compensation) exists.  “Thoda help kar dijiye. Agar humko mil jaaye toh hum