The recent deaths of three young women in Kerala allegedly owing to dowry-related violence seems to have scarred the collective conscience of the Malayali society. While social media has exploded with hashtag campaigns reflecting the anger against the continuation of a practice like dowry, a store owner in Kochi has chosen to embark on a campaign with a difference. Abdul Latheef, who has been running a popular used-books shop near the Ernakulam Press Club for over a decade now, has offered to give the English and Malayalam versions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act and Rules for free. “If you feel that someone will benefit from a copy of this book, kindly WhatsApp me in 9895648013 the person’s name, address and pin code. Neither questions nor payment will be asked,” he posted in the Facebook on Wednesday evening. Token of solidarity Mr. Latheef said that it was a small token of solidarity with beleaguered women trapped in toxic relationships, including marriages. “The reports of the deaths of three women were so disturbing. It is likely to linger in the psyche of all women trapped in such relations. Why would even educated young women keep on suffering and… Read full this story
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