HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- On a chilly Sunday afternoon, Sunita Chauhan and about 150 other people formed a human chain in support of ending domestic violence, especially for those in the Indian culture.
AshaKiran human chain 1Sunita Chauhan, a native of India, raises her arms linked with about 150 others who stood against domestic violence Sunday. The event largely involved natives of India, where the culture makes it hard for victims to speak out. (The Huntsville Times/Paul Huggins)
In her native country, there is tremendous, longstanding pressure to not discuss troubling matters outside the family, even when it involves a wife or daughter being assaulted, Chauhan said. And there is a just as much pressure to keep families together, so many women don't say anything that could break the family apart, she added.