Real-Life Superheroes in Pink Saris


| 12/3/2007 10:31:08 AM


Indian women are donning pink saris, grabbing sticks, and cracking heads for human rights. A group known as the Gulabi Gang (gulabi means pink in Hindi) has decided to fight for human rights, literally. The all-female, pink-clad vigilante force is exposing corruption in Uttar Pradesh, one of India’s poorest regions. They target men who beat or blackmail their wives by attacking the men with sticks. Soutik Biswas of the BBC News spoke with Sampat Pal Devi, the leader of the gang. "Mind you," she says, "we are not a gang in the usual sense of the term. We are a gang for justice."

Brendan Mackie



Emm
12/5/2007 5:17:33 PM

I am so glad that these women understand that there is power in numbers-- If I could supply them with items more worthy of creating the beatings that these men need (e.g., guns, bullets, bows & arrows, etc) I would give freely to them-- Power to the Pink Degree! United in spirit with you Pink Sisters for justice~ keep the faith and fight on.




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