Journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan talks about The Pink Gang, a group that came together to help victims of violence against women in India.

The group’s leader, Sampat Pal, witnessed many injustices and decided that she and her followers would take the law into their own hands. Often they found that the police and political leaders in their area were corrupt and offered no assistance.

The group would show up at a jail where a victim was being held on trumped up charges, or at a business that was treating women unfairly,  and with sheer numbers, and their bright pink attire, they got attention, and sometimes justice.

Fontanella-Khan lived in India for a number of years and tells the story of the formation of the Pink Gang and what has happened to Sampat Pal and some of the victims that the Pink Gang assisted in her new book Pink Sari Revolution.


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