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The Kerala Nun Rape Case Shows Us How NOT to Treat Survivors

How not to deal with a case of rape: Lessons from the Kerala nun story

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PC George, the Kerala MLA who called the survivor a “prostitute”, and was shut on Twitter through a #ShutYourMouthCampaign
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How to do the absolute worst, downright deplorable while dealing with a case of rape? Here’s a readymade cheat sheet: call the survivor a prostitute out of actual, bring a communal angle to the case, give the rape accused a “clean character” certificate and orchestrate a media trail of the case.

Here’s what happened in the Kerala nun rape case and it taught us what not to do in such a case.

The Kerala Nun Rape Case Shows Us How NOT to Treat Survivors
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The Kerala Nun Rape Case Shows Us How NOT to Treat Survivors
(Photo: Arnica Kala/The Quint) 
The Kerala Nun Rape Case Shows Us How NOT to Treat Survivors
(Photo: Arnica Kala/The Quint) 
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The Kerala Nun Rape Case Shows Us How NOT to Treat Survivors
(Photo: Arnica Kala/The Quint) 
The Kerala Nun Rape Case Shows Us How NOT to Treat Survivors
(Photo: Arnica Kala/The Quint) 

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