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verdict in the Mathura rape case,revers- ing a decision of the lower courts and virtually condoning the crime,generated a countrywide protest drawing women from all walks of life. The mobilisation was unique: the protest was widespread, it drew women across party lines and it was unanimous. For the first time women rallied round a single issue which affected all of them equally regardless of their social location and party colour.

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