Every time her alcoholic husband beat her, 42-year-old Zeenat Shaikh silently cowered in a corner of her Mumbai apartment. Shaikh attempted suicide many times to put an end to the consistent abuse over two decades of marriage. But her darkest moment, she says, was in December 2016 when her husband sent her a WhatsApp message with the image of a handwritten document abruptly announcing their divorce. Her thoughts went to her daughters, whom she could not support on her own. Shaikh rushed to the l…

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