Indian Judge To Abused Wife: “Why Are You Still Talking About His Beatings?”

  • A judge in India completely dismissed a woman in his courtroom in the most offensive, Pat Robertson-ian way possible: he told her “Your husband is doing good business. He will take care of you. Why are you still talking about his beatings?” The 28-year-old was challenging her husband in a domestic abuse case, but the judge told her that all women suffer in marriages and she should learn to deal with it. Justice Bhaktavatsala then helpfully suggested that the abusive husband take his wife and their son out to lunch. Facepalm. [Daily Mail UK]
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