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Aligarh Hospital Massacre Fact and Fiction

then, lies precisely here: in that she has managed to communicate directly with the woman voter in the State on a matter that is of existential and everyday concern to us. The current election campaigns have demonstrated that political parties have added one more gesture to their existing repertoire of ritual genuflections towards the landless, the homeless, the dalits, the tribals, the minorities; now politicians of all hues refer to "women's equality and emancipation'. But it is Jayalalitha who has managed to bring to her campaign an 'authenticity'. After all, injured innocence and abused womanhood are eloquent in themselves and especially so to an avid film-watching public that, then, consents to systematic violence against women choosing to take note of woman-related violence only if issues of 'womanly honour and chastity' are involved.

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