India’s Forbidden Love
Director
Shanu Subra
Genre
Documentary
Release
2018
About

The survivor of a brutal honour killing in India testifies against her parents in the murder trial of her lower-caste husband.

The Story

In March 2016, Kausalya and her husband Shankar were brutally attacked on a crowded street in southern India.

Shankar, who came from a lower Dalit caste, died of his injuries. Kausalya survived and accused her parents of orchestrating an honour killing.

This film, for Al Jazeera’s Witness strand, follows Kausalya as she fights for justice through the courts, testifying against her parents in a trial where they face the death penalty.

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