Kerala artist's house attacked for painting against Kathua rape

South India

PALAKKAD: A group of unidentified men pelted stones at artist Durga Malathi's house in Kerala's Palakkad district last night for her painting against Kathua rape case. A vehicle parked in front of her house was also damaged in the attack.

The local police have registered a case against the miscreants and tightened the security for Durga.

Malathi is a teacher and an artist who has been facing immense criticism on social media over the last few days for protesting against the Kathua rape and murder case.

"I have had to repeat multiple times, through Facebook posts and live videos, that my paintings are not against any religion but those paedophiles who raped a kid," Malathi wrote in a Facebook post.


"Those who use religion as a shield can say anything against anyone in this country, I now have to remind myself that I am living in a democratic country. If I don't get justice, I will have to believe that this concept of democracy in India is a big farce." Malathi added to the post.

She had done two paintings depicting male genitals along with some Hindutva idols, inviting abuse and threat on the social media for allegedly 'hurting religious sentiments.'

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