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Tribal women feel ‘insecure’ despite living in democracy: Soni

Activist Soni Sori on Tuesday said tribal women in India feel ‘insecure’ despite living in a democracy as she lambasted both police and government for ‘failing’ to protect them and their rights.

“We live in a democracy despite which we are insecure. We are attacked and dissent is squashed. Even today, many tribal women are locked in jail. They face various kinds of tortures, atrocities and injustice.

“Is raising voice against injustice wrong? Is asking for a legal proceedings wrong?," she said at a gathering at Jantar Mantar to mark the International Women's Day, where the audience responded with a resounding "Shame!Shame".

Sori, who herself was attacked with an acid-like chemical, alleged that the state police indulges in all kinds of atrocities and still manages to get away with it.
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