A very usual event in many Indian householdsIt is almost 10.30 p.m. She got up at 5.30 in the morning, worked non-stop to fulfill the needs of all the family members. Her husband returned completely drunk after 8 p.m, used his belt on her (why, nobody knows) and is now lying on the sofa in a drunken stupor. The in-laws have gone to bed. Now, she has the time for herself, She has five minutes before going to bed.
She takes the mobile phone and goes to the balcony. She applies ointment on her bruised arm and dials the most familiar number. Her father picks up the phone. The young woman whispers: "I am happy here, Dad. Don't worry about me".
Can't we make an effort to stop this very usual but painful event which happens in many Indian households?