India’s code of silence over sexual abuse – Rupa Jha

I was barely seven years old, living in a typically large middle-class family with five siblings and numerous other relatives sharing a two-bedroom flat with a terrace.

My mother, a housewife, was always busy with the business of running such a big family on very limited resources. My father had so much to do just to feed all of us.

I loved being a part of this huge family. It gave me a strong sense of home – but it also made me an easy prey for sexual abuse.

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