Shobha’s gloved hands pulled the stole wrapped around her face tighter, to shield it from the sun. Looking down at the magnificent arena that had stood the test of time she couldn’t help but think how arenas existed everywhere, and also the minds of people.
Some real and some hypothetical ones.
Arenas were places to watch over reactions of others to and then judge them. It was never a surprise that the ones judged were almost always women.
Who knew it better than Shobha, the victim of an acid attack 3 years ago. No amount of surgeries or counselling could wipe out the horror of the memory of her fiancé splashing her with acid, when she refused to marry him because he was emotionally and physically abusive.
The Panchayat heard them both out and decided he was provoked by her aggression and set him free, trapping her in misery forever.
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