Lal Bhatia, who rose to popularity thanks to his book ‘Indicting Goliath’ – a real-life story of a man who fought for justice without a lawyer in the United States when fraudulent and false charges were brought against him , used part of the proceeds from the sale of her book to donate sanitary napkin vending machines to various West Bengal girls’ schools and colleges; distributed food to people in need in Calcutta and also distributed thousands of face masks in the recently celebrated Durga Puja.
He said: “Sanitary napkins are essential for every woman. They are an essential product and every girl should have access to them. I think less privileged young girls don’t have access to it and that’s why I felt that Goliath’s indictment team needed to fill this void. We have installed sanitary napkin vending machines in various schools and colleges in West Bengal. I am happy that the young girls are getting the necessary facilities. “
Meanwhile, Bhatia’s book is based on unrefuted facts, evidence, and testimony established on the basis of numerous litigation that followed in approximately 21 courts across the United States of America. Lal Bhatia, the author, was tortured, persecuted, wrongly convicted and wrongly imprisoned. It took 13 years for Bhatia to finally establish her innocence and return to India.
Bhatia said: “I wrote the book throughout my 13 years of incarceration. I wrote every detail and gathered undisputed facts and evidence to support my claim and attached it to the book. Notion press was the only publisher to agree to publish the book because it exposed the dark side of the system. “
He also added: “It has been a painful thirteen year journey through the dangers of incarceration, one that has tested every ounce of my integrity and physical endurance. No one believed that the crime imposed on an individual could be a scam and convoluted hijacking to protect the powerful and the connected. “
The book traces Bhatia’s valiant efforts to shed light on the gross injustices and apparent shortcomings of the US administration.
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