Mitu Khurana: Fighting for her Daughters Lives
I met and spent time with Mitu Khurana and her daughters in their New Delhi home in early December 2009. She is one of the first women in India to file charges under the PNDT Act despite being offered a bribe of a large sum of money, being continually harassed, and under immense pressure.
Mitu Khurana: Fighting for her Daughters Lives - Part 1 of 2
Mitu Khurana: Fighting for her Daughters Lives - Part 2 of 2
Update on Mitu Khurana:
It is with deep sadness that I inform you that our dear friend and spirited heroine is no longer of this world. Mitu Kurana was a force to reckon with and refused to back down despite the hardships, the deception, and the toll it took on her health. She died in March after heart surgery. I truly feel that Mitu died of a broken heart.
She was known around the world for her tireless struggle in her protection of the Daughters of India. She never once gave up hope that justice would be won. She continued to struggle against all odds.
I met Mitu on a blog article that I had posted several years ago. We stayed in touch until I went to India and met with her and her twin daughters in New Delhi. She told me her story which was recorded and is available for viewing on YouTube. I created this blog as a bookmark for the dozens of articles and videos on Mitu.
I had always hoped that I would return to India one day and spend time with Mitu; she graciously offered her home to me several times.
The best way to honor Mitu to is to continue to support her work by researching, speaking out, and being the light that she was for India, for the world, and for India’s daughters.
“Mitu’s Death is the death of Justice in India” ~ Mitu’s close friend and advocate, Indu Prakash Singh
I miss and commend you a hundred times over, my friend ~ With Love, Barbara Raisbeck