Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Incest in India: How Safe Are Our Daughters?

" .. Experts apprehend a lot of it goes unreported and say efforts should be made to address the problems peculiar to the Indian familial structure. Possibly the tight-knit family structure, the domineering role of the fathers and uncles, the submissiveness of women who are mute witnesses to gross injustice and the ingrained tendency not to allow “family shame” to be exposed whatever the cost, are factors that help the abusers get away with it all .. Interestingly, Indian laws do not even recognize incest as a crime .. "

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