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Pink Panties to Counter Violence Against Women

Pink Panties to Counter Violence Against Women


India’s Shri Ram Sene, a right-wing Hindu group, is responsible for violent attacks on women who wear attire that they claim “violates Indian norms.”  To counter the thuggery, Bangalore-based Alternative Law Forum (ALF) has launched a satirical campaign seen above, titled “A Consortium of Pubgoing Loose and Forward Women”.

Shri Ram Sene has threatened to attack couples found celebrating Valentine’s Day, and on 5 February 2009, the ALF issued this rallying cry:

This year let us send the Sri Ram Sena some love. Let us send them some PINK CHADDIS. Look in your closet or buy them cheap. Dirt-cheap. Make sure they are PINK. Send them off to the Sena.

In addition, the ALF is encouraging women to walk to the nearest pub and buy a drink, and raise a toast to the Sri Ram Sena.

The campaign has sparked controversy, but its organizers are already asking “What happens after Valentine’s Day?”:

After Valentine’s Day we should get some of our elected leaders to agree that beating up women is ummm… AGAINST INDIAN CULTURE.

Keep up with the campaign on Facebook, and at their blog

The Pink Chaddi Campaign