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On Sunday, Greater Kashmir – one of the leading English dailies of the Kashmir valley – carried a news report about the rape of a class 9 school girl in Srinagar, allegedly by her forty-year old tutor. The story carried the headline “Student loses honor to teacher’s lust”. As I read the details of the incident, it seemed to me ironic that a report published on the eve of the first anniversary of the brutal December 16 Delhi gangrape – and that too, by such a reputed newspaper of Kashmir – should carry a headline as insensitive as the above. The gangrape of

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One of the headlines of the Greater Kashmir newspaper, which enjoys the largest readership in Jammu and Kashmir, is in social media buzz. A lead story on page 7 about an alleged rape by a teacher in his coaching centre has been published in the newspaper with the headline “Student loses honor to teacher’s lust.” The questions are being asked that how the newspaper can judge that the girl loses her honour by rape. Is honour only for women and not for the men? Does this mean all the women who have been raped, in Kashmir or anywhere, have no