Women's Issues: Riots and Rape in Muzaffarnagar India: SHAMLI_ALLISONJOYCE__12-copy

Samia, 25, (whose name has been changed to protect her identity) is seven-months pregnant as she sits for a photo January 22, 2014 in the Shamli District of Uttar Pradesh, India. According to her, on September 8, 2013, during the riot, three of her neighbors who she had known for eight years barged into her home, locked the door, and took turns raping her. When she went to the police to file a case they asked her questions, such as 'What were you wearing?' and 'Where did you keep your hands while they were raping you?' They took her phone and examined her calls from 30 days up until the attack and questioned why she called each person and what her relation was to them.

Samia, 25, (whose name has been changed to protect her identity) is seven-months pregnant as she sits for a photo January 22, 2014 in the Shamli District of Uttar Pradesh, India. According to her, on September 8, 2013, during the riot, three of her neighbors who she had known for eight years barged into her home, locked the door, and took turns raping her. When she went to the police to file a case they asked her questions, such as 'What were you wearing?' and 'Where did you keep your hands while they were raping you?' They took her phone and examined her calls from 30 days up until the attack and questioned why she called each person and what her relation was to them.