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The colour of this year’s Economic Survey is pink. It was chosen, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian tells us in its preface, “as a symbol of support for the growing movement to end violence against women, which spans continents”.
The ‘Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women’, which in 2009 had launched the ‘pink chaddi campaign’ to protest Sri Ram Sena’s attacks on women visiting pubs, or Uttar Pradesh’s ‘Gulabi Gang’, the pink sari-wearing women vigilantes, should be chuffed that a government publication as important as the Economic Survey has acknowledged their efforts, even if tangentially.
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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 5:26 AM IST

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