This is the same Gurgaon where women were advised to see public spaces, after 8 PM, as reserved for rapists, men and criminals. [Link]
On Dec 31st 2011, on this same M G Road a young woman was assaulted by gangs of men who also seem to believe that the roads were Reserved for them, specially after dark. [Link]
And this is the same Sahara Mall where a rape victim was accused of being at the wrong place at the wrong time? [Link]
Is it the large numbers…?
Then does it mean larger numbers of women on streets make streets safer for women and children? [I agree with Ankita Yadava it does.]
Is it the presence of Police with instructions to take women’s safety seriously?
Does it help that there are men on the streets who understand that it’s not Protection but Freedom and Self Reliance that makes women safe.
Is it the awareness that these women are unlikely to be silenced?
Because they understand what it means to have a Voice.
A crowd had gathered and I am hoping that those present, even if they disagreed, were listening. [Link]
Equal Citizens, Equal Rights
And another post and photographs here:
EDITED TO ADD: More pictures here on the facebook page of The Life and Times of an Indian Homemaker,