Jisha’s Death Sparks Countrywide Protests

The brutal violence meted out to Jisha, a 30 year old Dalit woman in Kerala sparked protests all over the country after, the national media, despite initial days of silence, discussed the story. Sabrangindia had focused on the story nationally after Kerala newspapers and television channels had reported on the incident that took place on April 28.

Yesterday, May 4, AIDWA (All India Democratic Women’s Association) and other organisations held a protest outside Kerala House in Delhi. Tomorrow, May 6, a protest is being held by activists and organisations at the Town Hall, Bangalore at the Town Hall.

The National Human Rights Commission issued a suomotu notice to the Kerala government on the gruesome killing and rape. See also https://sabrangindia.in/image-story/image-story-justice-jisha

Sabrangindia has been reporting on the selective prioritization by the media on such crimes. The killing and rape of Rajasthan Dalit student, 17 year old delta Meghwal is a case in point. The issue for justice for these crimes, with a hostile state machinery remains a case in point.

This video of a public protest shows how this incident has resulted in widespread outrage in Kerala.




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