Some of the most successful women in showbiz weren’t being treated right, and they are not taking it anymore. Last month, shocking pictures of British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson’s ad-tycoon husband of 10 years, Charles Saatchi, grabbing the former’s throat shook the world. While Lawson moved out of their house and is now headed for a divorce, back home, former Miss World Yukta Mookhey is also in news for speaking boldly about the violence allegedly inflicted on her by her husband, Prince Tuli.
Social activists and lawmakers feel that both these cases will set an example for millions of women battling domestic violence and inspire them to speak up, and also bust the myth that such ghastly acts are limited to the so-called ‘less educated’ segment of the society.
“It’s the middle class and the elite who are victims of domestic violence the most, and that too from their most intimate partners,