Tracking down dishonor

“During and immediately following 1947, Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh women in India suffered both sexualized ethnic violence, as well as state violence. Large numbers of women were kidnapped by rival communities, often across the India/Pakistan borders, forcibly converted, raped, bought and sold, mutilated, and in many cases, married by their abductors. In the early fifties, as per an agreement between the governments of India and Pakistan, these women were tracked down and forcibly repatriated by the two states, largely to families that no longer accepted them due to their rape, which is seen as "dishonor.”“
~Kavita Daiya

Aliya WeiseComment