Surname 1Name: Institution:Course:Date:Women in Partition in South Asian CountriesIntroductionIn the South Asian countries such as India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, the culture and religion of the nations leads to gender inequality and mistreatment of women through domestic violence, rape, brutality and wife battering. The hurdles to gender inequality in South Asian countries are influenced by many factors including legal, religious, conservative, liberal, diasporic and individual factors that have led to challenges of achieving justice and implementations of policies to protect both genders. In South Asian countries especially India, Pakistan and Bangladesh individuals and groups have come together to organize resistance and challenge the status quo that continues to undermine and mistreat women through lack of human rights and gender equality (Chowdhury 170). In this essay, the paper will analyze the hurdles to gender equality in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, highlight those who pose challenges to those hurdles, evaluate the nationalist struggles following the partition in South Asia countries and focus on people who are fighting against oppression and demanding justice to women and the oppressed.According to Dutta and Sircar (255), India has lagged behind in ensuring gender equality in the country and following the brutal gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey in 2012, many people in India, including feminist demonstrated the gender inequality, mistreatment and lack of protection to women. In the 2012 documentary “India’s Daughter”, the film explains the fateful day Jyoti, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was gang-raped and brutalized in a car andlater died from the injuries. Dutta and Sircar explain that India’s rap musicians such as Honey Singh objectifies women in his rap lyrics and describes raping of women in his music, which increases the negative culture of objectifying women, and gender inequality in India. The protests against Jyoti Pandey’s rape led to revolutions such as filing an online petition to ban musicians who objectify women in rap music and canceling Honey’s show in solidarity to the raping of the young talented girl.
Surname 2In addition, the amalgamation of Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian traditions and rituals have led to critical influence on women personalities and their status quo and this patriarchal patterns and rigid customs have led to increase in rape and sexual violence against women in South Asian countries (Sen 86). In most South Asian countries, the man is the head of the family and is responsible for making all the decisions and women are treated as inferior and