Marital rape is a reality — though still largely unrecognized in the country. And if you think that it happens only within closed doors and in the lower strata of society, you are sadly mistaken. Karnika Singh, a 27-year old blogger from Udaipur committed suicide a few days back— she was married to a dentist early this year who reportedly sexually abused her. She was also asked to go through trans-vaginal tests. Her younger sister has now penned a heartfelt letter to her sister highlighting the problem of marital rape. Excerpts….
I cant get the sight out of my mind when I saw you hanging from the ceiling fan of your apartment, and all I can now think is I wish I had given you more strength and courage to fight the evils did on you by those beasts.
Non-consensual sex is rape, and every woman has a right to fight it.
I can’t recall the last time you wilfully hurt another person, even with a word or a gesture
I wish to reach out to all the women to have the strength to face boldly what you could not..