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Meet Priya, a rape survivor-turned-SUPER HERO who is here to fight gender crimes

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In a bid to highlight the issue of crimes against women, particularly rape, a new comic book with a female rape survivor as its
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    In India’s patriarchal social system, it is not the rapist but the rape victim who is often subjected to scepticism, ridicule, and social ostracism. In a bid to highlight the issue of crimes against women, particularly rape, a new comic book with a female rape survivor as its "super hero" has been launched in India, as per a BBC report.
    Inspired by Hindu mythological tales, Priya's Shakti, tells the story of Priya, a young woman and gang-rape survivor, and Goddess Parvati as they fight against crimes against women in India.
    As per the comic creator Ram Devineni, it was the brutal gang rape and murder of Nirbhaya in a moving bus in December 2012 and the ensuing protests that inspired him to come up with this comic.
    Devineni said he was in Delhi at the time when the protests broke out and he was involved in some of them. He was shocked when while talking to a police officer the latter said 'no good girl walks alone at night.’
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    In India’s patriarchal social system, it is not the rapist but the rape victim who is often subjected to scepticism, ridicule, and social ostracism. In a bid to highlight the issue of crimes against women, particularly rape, a new comic book with a female rape survivor as its "super hero" has been launched in India, as per a BBC report.
    Inspired by Hindu mythological tales, Priya's Shakti, tells the story of Priya, a young woman and gang-rape survivor, and Goddess Parvati as they fight against crimes against women in India.
    As per the comic creator Ram Devineni, it was the brutal gang rape and murder of Nirbhaya in a moving bus in December 2012 and the ensuing protests that inspired him to come up with this comic.
    Devineni said he was in Delhi at the time when the protests broke out and he was involved in some of them. He was shocked when while talking to a police officer the latter said 'no good girl walks alone at night.’
    Click next to read more
  • +6 See more slides
    In India’s patriarchal social system, it is not the rapist but the rape victim who is often subjected to scepticism, ridicule, and social ostracism. In a bid to highlight the issue of crimes against women, particularly rape, a new comic book with a female rape survivor as its "super hero" has been launched in India, as per a BBC report.
    Inspired by Hindu mythological tales, Priya's Shakti, tells the story of Priya, a young woman and gang-rape survivor, and Goddess Parvati as they fight against crimes against women in India.
    As per the comic creator Ram Devineni, it was the brutal gang rape and murder of Nirbhaya in a moving bus in December 2012 and the ensuing protests that inspired him to come up with this comic.
    Devineni said he was in Delhi at the time when the protests broke out and he was involved in some of them. He was shocked when while talking to a police officer the latter said 'no good girl walks alone at night.’
    Click next to read more
  • +6 See more slides
    In India’s patriarchal social system, it is not the rapist but the rape victim who is often subjected to scepticism, ridicule, and social ostracism. In a bid to highlight the issue of crimes against women, particularly rape, a new comic book with a female rape survivor as its "super hero" has been launched in India, as per a BBC report.
    Inspired by Hindu mythological tales, Priya's Shakti, tells the story of Priya, a young woman and gang-rape survivor, and Goddess Parvati as they fight against crimes against women in India.
    As per the comic creator Ram Devineni, it was the brutal gang rape and murder of Nirbhaya in a moving bus in December 2012 and the ensuing protests that inspired him to come up with this comic.
    Devineni said he was in Delhi at the time when the protests broke out and he was involved in some of them. He was shocked when while talking to a police officer the latter said 'no good girl walks alone at night.’
    Click next to read more
  • +6 See more slides
    In India’s patriarchal social system, it is not the rapist but the rape victim who is often subjected to scepticism, ridicule, and social ostracism. In a bid to highlight the issue of crimes against women, particularly rape, a new comic book with a female rape survivor as its "super hero" has been launched in India, as per a BBC report.
    Inspired by Hindu mythological tales, Priya's Shakti, tells the story of Priya, a young woman and gang-rape survivor, and Goddess Parvati as they fight against crimes against women in India.
    As per the comic creator Ram Devineni, it was the brutal gang rape and murder of Nirbhaya in a moving bus in December 2012 and the ensuing protests that inspired him to come up with this comic.
    Devineni said he was in Delhi at the time when the protests broke out and he was involved in some of them. He was shocked when while talking to a police officer the latter said 'no good girl walks alone at night.’
    Click next to read more
  • +6 See more slides
    In India’s patriarchal social system, it is not the rapist but the rape victim who is often subjected to scepticism, ridicule, and social ostracism. In a bid to highlight the issue of crimes against women, particularly rape, a new comic book with a female rape survivor as its "super hero" has been launched in India, as per a BBC report.
    Inspired by Hindu mythological tales, Priya's Shakti, tells the story of Priya, a young woman and gang-rape survivor, and Goddess Parvati as they fight against crimes against women in India.
    As per the comic creator Ram Devineni, it was the brutal gang rape and murder of Nirbhaya in a moving bus in December 2012 and the ensuing protests that inspired him to come up with this comic.
    Devineni said he was in Delhi at the time when the protests broke out and he was involved in some of them. He was shocked when while talking to a police officer the latter said 'no good girl walks alone at night.’
    Click next to read more
  • +6 See more slides
    In India’s patriarchal social system, it is not the rapist but the rape victim who is often subjected to scepticism, ridicule, and social ostracism. In a bid to highlight the issue of crimes against women, particularly rape, a new comic book with a female rape survivor as its "super hero" has been launched in India, as per a BBC report.
    Inspired by Hindu mythological tales, Priya's Shakti, tells the story of Priya, a young woman and gang-rape survivor, and Goddess Parvati as they fight against crimes against women in India.
    As per the comic creator Ram Devineni, it was the brutal gang rape and murder of Nirbhaya in a moving bus in December 2012 and the ensuing protests that inspired him to come up with this comic.
    Devineni said he was in Delhi at the time when the protests broke out and he was involved in some of them. He was shocked when while talking to a police officer the latter said 'no good girl walks alone at night.’
    Click next to read more

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