Recently, the Delhi Police arrested Aftab Poonawala for allegedly killing his live-in partner, Shradda Walker. As is often in the case of such murders, there was history of domestic violence. Shraddha allegedly told her friends that she was assaulted several times by her partner.
We are replaying an older episode from our series Pinjra Tod Kar, reported by Padma Priya DVL. It follows the story of Sultana who suffered months of violence by her husband and was nearly killed by him. Like Shraddha, Sultana too, did not have the support of her family which made it difficult for her to seek help.
The episode discusses the toughest challenges facing women and their right to dignity and life- violence against women and specifically domestic violence. This episode features Sultana who is a survivor of domestic violence, Vasudha Nagaraj, a women’s rights lawyer and feminist poetry by Jameela Nishat, founder of Shaheen Women’s Welfare and Resource Association.
This podcast is conceived and produced by Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad with the support of Suno-India and Bol-Hyderabad
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