India: Riots and Rape in Muzaffarnagar: SHAMLI_ALLISONJOYCE__08-copy

Safa, 30, (whose name has been changed to protect her identity) covers her face with her shawl while she sits for a photo January 22, 2014 in the Shamli District of Uttar Pradesh, India. According to her, on September 8, 2013, during a riot while her husband was away at work, four of her neighbors broke into her home and took turns raping her for an hour and a half. They finally left when they heard people shouting outside that the police were on their way. After the rape she was sick with an infection for one month. She filed a report with the police, but no arrests have been made, and her rapists have been threatening her and her family to drop the case.

Safa, 30, (whose name has been changed to protect her identity) covers her face with her shawl while she sits for a photo January 22, 2014 in the Shamli District of Uttar Pradesh, India. According to her, on September 8, 2013, during a riot while her husband was away at work, four of her neighbors broke into her home and took turns raping her for an hour and a half. They finally left when they heard people shouting outside that the police were on their way. After the rape she was sick with an infection for one month. She filed a report with the police, but no arrests have been made, and her rapists have been threatening her and her family to drop the case.