India: Pink Vigilantes by Sanjit Das

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22 year old Aarti Devi, a member of the 'Gulabi Gang' (Pink Gang). In the badlands of Bundelkhand, one of the poorest parts of one of India's most populous states, a gang of female vigilantes have sprung up to fight the oppression of a caste-ridden, feudalistic and male dominated society. In a land where dowry demands and domestic and sexual violence are common, the 'Gulabi Gang', so called for their uniform of shocking pink saris, are picking up their lathis to fight against corruption and violence against women.