In Karnataka, for the last four days the state government has absolved itself of its constitutional duty of upholding the most basic of human rights. For four days the state government has tried to bury a race attack that has shamed India. It has denied that bigotry was behind the stripping and parading of a Tanzanian national.
Today was no different. In fact it could be said that the Karnataka government compounded its misdemeanour by unforgivably naming the victim, virtually exposing her to shame and further intimidation. How does one expect justice from a state as callous as this?
We’ll ask this basic question in a few moments after this numbing news report.