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Muslim Women Prime Target of Violence in Gujarat: Report

A report released by rights groups Wednesday says while the government looks on, Muslim women in the western Indian state of Gujarat continue to face different forms of violence in their daily lives, nearly two years after the state was torn apart by anti-Muslim riots. “Women have been invisiblized in Gujarat,” says Farah Naqvi, one of the authors of the report – Threatened Existence: A Feminist Analysis Of The Genocide In Gujarat. “But government inaction has been complete and total,” she adds. The report, released in the Indian capital, New Delhi, urges the Indian judiciary to ensure prosecution of all instances of sexual violence. It calls upon the Indian government to investigate and take legal action against officials and individuals responsible for the continuing harassment of Muslim women. Full Story

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