Pallavi Purkayastha’s Shorts Were Not Responsible For Her Murder

I am writing to express my shock and anguish at your judgement in the Pallavi Purkayastha murder case. I recently read an article by Pallavi's father in which he noted that while you thought that her being stabbed 16 times was cruel, it was not cruel enough to award the death penalty. Your judgement also said, "when the accused saw Pallavi in scanty clothes, he was sexually excited... therefore aggravating fact of pre-planning is not there.” Thus, you’re suggesting that the clothes Pallavi was wearing somehow provoked her murderer.
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I Said No To Kanyadaan And All Hell Broke Loose

The notion that I will be given away by my father to my would-be husband is frankly cringe-worthy. My father has, without doubt, been one of the most important influences in my life, but that does not give him or anyone else the right to give me away. For me, a ritual like this is downright misogynistic and I decided to share my concerns with the people around me.