The clamour for the death penalty in the December 2012 case started early. While few people sought to avenge the act, the popular argument has been that the death penalty will deter gender-based violence.
Listen actively to Dalit feminists. Respond with feminist love & solidarity rather than with indifference, defensiveness or opposition. Acknowledge your caste privilege. Do not constantly centre only your own feelings, experiences or perspectives. Do not speak for Dalit feminists. D