Rising ‘women harassments’ has become a common trend in India since the Nirbhaya case in 2012. A number of similar cases have been reported since then, which showed us that nothing has changed much despite enacting various laws to counter violence against the Women. Adding to it, another incident which took place in Bengaluru on the New Year eve has sparked off a wildfire which has almost burned down the fact that ‘India is safe for women’. Hundreds of women, waiting on streets to reach their offices were molested by a mob of men causing a panic alarm on the safety of women in India.
Though a few powerful politicians sang the routine song of blame the victim game, Cinema and Sports celebrities voiced their concerns on the Bengaluru incident. Indian skipper Virat Kohli smashed the molesters and the attitude of the Indians citizens on his twitter handle with harsh words. He went on to say that if people do not change their attitude towards women, India can no longer be called as a democratic and an independent country.
Questioning the society on the incident, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli said, “I cannot believe that such things are happening in India. I don’t know where does this end. A mob, not caring the consequences they may face assaulted women in public and the citizens who were present at the spot became mere spectators”, the Huffingtonpost reports.
“It is really disturbing to know what has happened in Bengaluru. To see something like that happen to girls and stand there without doing anything to help them is a cowardly act. There is no right for them to call themselves as men. They are not real men and men in power defending this act is horrible”, Kohli said.
“It is high time that we stop looking at women as those who should follow some restrictions or limitations. I think we should change the way we look at things. Wearing short dress does not talk anything about a girl and we should leave it completely to their choice, it is their life and they have every right just as the men. I request people to treat everyone equally. Such incidents only increase my disrespect to this society I am living in “, the new Indian ODI skipper added.
The Bengaluru police have so far arrested some of the potential molesters in the case, based on the CCTV footage and are on a hunt for others.