If a girl is raped, she has no honour: Kashmir’s newspaper


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 honour now? The questions remain unanswered as the paper hasn’t responded.


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