India: Riots and Rape in Muzaffarnagar: SHAMLI_ALLISONJOYCE__02-copy

Alishba, 25, (whose name has been changed to protect her identity) covers her face while sitting for a photo, January 22, 2014 in the Shamli District of Uttar Pradesh, India. According to her, she was gang raped by two men during the riots on September 8, 2013. Four of her neighbors that she had known for 10 years broke down the door of her home, two guarded the door while the other two raped her. They released her when her mother-in-law heard the commotion and came down the stairs shouting that the police were on their way. Her and her husband filed a case with the police, but so far no arrests have been made. The police have offered her money to drop the case, and her rapists have threatened her family.

Alishba, 25, (whose name has been changed to protect her identity) covers her face while sitting for a photo, January 22, 2014 in the Shamli District of Uttar Pradesh, India. According to her, she was gang raped by two men during the riots on September 8, 2013. Four of her neighbors that she had known for 10 years broke down the door of her home, two guarded the door while the other two raped her. They released her when her mother-in-law heard the commotion and came down the stairs shouting that the police were on their way. Her and her husband filed a case with the police, but so far no arrests have been made. The police have offered her money to drop the case, and her rapists have threatened her family.