A BBC documentary about how women are treated in India. Click here to see.
Why do such attitudes still persist in India? Hinduism is one of the rare religions that treats God as both male and female. Hindu Gods are married and have wives and children, unlike the Christian God and Allah — both of them are males with no woman around. We are not like monotheists in their institutional hatred of women. These attitudes in Hindu society arose after the Muslim invasions. The sooner we restore the original status of women in the Hindu society, the better.
Here is an interview with Radha Bedi who directed the documentary about ‘India: A Dangerous Place to be a Woman’.