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Women in conflict zones are especially insecure and vulnerable to various forms of sexual violence and exploitation. This is a form of violence that is particularly invisible and difficult to identify and redress. Photo: WSS

India: Jharkhand women victims of rampant sexual violence by forces

By Thu, Sep 15, 2011 4:02PM UTC Comments Off Women in conflict zones are especially insecure and vulnerable to various forms of sexual violence and exploitation. This is a form of violence that is particularly invisible and difficult to identify and redress. Photo: WSS

It is women in Jharkhand who have been facing the brunt of Operation Jharkhand. There have been several reports and allegations of police and other security forces inflicting brutal violence on villagers during their anti-Maoist operations in areas under Operation Greenhunt, including rape and sexual violence against women, which rarely, if at all, get reported....

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