“We are not a gang in the usual sense of the term; we are a gang for justice”

Rebekka Drud Henningsen & Christina Steffensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper is a case study of the vigilante group Gulabi Gang, whose members are violent when taking the law in their own hands. The paper examines how the use of violence in this group can be ethically justified from different perspectives. We find that the use of violence is to be seen as a form of both punishment and self-defense, because of the fact that the members live in an extremely unsafe and violent environment. We argue that the future of this group is very uncertain and we distinguish between what is ideal and what is necessary for Gulabi Gang, as we doubt that the group’s use of violence can lead to a more just and non-violent society. Instead of providing a unified answer in whether Gulabi Gangs use of violence can be justified or not, this paper provides knowledge about what is problematic and what is glorified in the case of Gulabi Gang.

UddannelserFilosofi og Videnskabsteori, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato15 jan. 2015


  • Ethical vigilantism
  • ethical violence
  • Gulabi Gang
  • Rights of modern Indian women
  • fight for justice