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Netizens laud TV present ‘Anupamaa’ for highlighting home abuse, consent and psychological well being

It is very important have conversations within the mainstream media which might be stigmatised and regarded ‘taboo talks’. Indian society nonetheless finds many issues squeamish, and that features violation of marriage by abuse.
Home violence and marital rape are critical subjects that majority really feel uncomfortable discussing. Name it a generational factor, or the truth that persons are rooted to historical beliefs, it takes numerous convincing to drive dwelling the purpose that marriage or marital union doesn’t give both occasion the best to train management over their associate.

A clip — basically a promo — from one of many current episodes of Star Plus’ Anupamaa has been doing the rounds on social media. In it, the character of Anupamaa (performed by Rupali Ganguly) is seen consoling a visibly-distraught Aneri Vajani, who struggles along with her feelings, whereas her brother (performed by actor Gaurav Khanna) makes an attempt to provide her a drugs for melancholy.
From what is known within the promo, Khanna’s character Anuj says he’s to be blamed for getting her married to a person who purportedly abused her each bodily in addition to sexually — touching upon the problem of home abuse and in addition marital rape.

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the best rated present on itv is speaking about abuse, psychological well being and consent, 2022 is right here
television reveals are a strong medium as they run in indian households six days per week
i hope this sparks the a lot wanted conversations at dwelling and on-line#Anupamaa
— ⚛️ | ✂️ (@itv_fever) January 7, 2022
“He by no means paid any heed to her ‘sure’ or ‘no’,” he says, whereas a shocked Anupamaa appears to be like on.
On Twitter, individuals lauded the present for trying to normalise troublesome conversations and calling out poisonous and prison behaviour in marriages. Check out these reactions.

I’m not joking once I say I cried. Efficiency performs an important position when bringing out delicate subjects.
— meghna || shivi bhakt 🙄✂️ (@kaagazkatukda) January 7, 2022

All of the rattling reward. Dude. Anupama is mentioning subjects that I actually wished itv to see.
Positive, the same old itv monitor dragging takes place however it’s significant
— meghna || shivi bhakt 🙄✂️ (@kaagazkatukda) January 7, 2022

Anupama deserves what it has at this time ..
These subjects wants to come back out
— POOJA (@shivi_supremacy) January 7, 2022

That is dialog extremely wanted in each society!!! I hope it’s dealt with in a approach that encourages individuals to open up!
— Miss. M (@MissM25461) January 7, 2022
Between January and Might in 2021, the Nationwide Fee for Girls (NCW) obtained over 2,300 home violence complaints. In 2020, which was the yr of the primary pandemic-induced lockdown, the variety of home violence complaints that was filed with the NCW rose from 2,960 in 2019 to five,297, as individuals had been compelled to remain at dwelling.
Now we have had movies speaking about consent and abuse, however it isn’t sufficient. A one-off rousing courtroom drama — Pink (2016) — can emphasise on the which means of the phrase ‘no’, however having movies and songs perpetuate the twisted concept that for a girl saying ‘no’, she really means ‘sure’, will defeat the aim.

It takes steady effort to teach individuals on private rights and company, and storytellers, filmmakers and showrunners have an enormous position to play in terms of de-stigmatising such delicate subjects.

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