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Journalist sexual assault case: Arundhati calls it Rape Number two

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Roy calls that the incident is the rape of the values and the politics that Tehelka claims it stands for

ArundhatiNew Delhi: Author and activist Arundhati Roy dubbed the entire sexual assault episode as “Rape Number Two: the rape of the values and the politics that Tehelka claims it stands.”

“What has happened now has not shocked me, but it has broken my heart,” she said in her column in a weekly magazine. She said that Tejpal himself has admitted to his crime in his own emails and text messages. “From his position of uncontested power as her boss and loftily apologized to her, and then in an act that can only be described as delusionary, announced his own punishment, six months of leave in order to ‘lacerate’ himself”.

Now that it has become a police matter, she said that on the advice of lawyers whose services only the very rich can afford, Tejpal has begun to do what many men accused of rape do, vilify the woman he preyed on and call her a liar.

“Outrageously, it is being suggested that Tarun is being ‘framed’ for political reasons, presumably by the Right-wing Hindutva brigade. So now a young woman who he very recently saw fit to employ, is not just a loose woman, but an agent of the fascists? This is Rape Number Two: the rape of the values and the politics that Tehelka claims it stands for, and an affront to those who work there and who have supported it in the past,” she said.

PTI

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