My first thought was, “The other passengers should have helped!”
And then I realised if other passengers were helpful, there would be no Street Sexual Harassment. Sexual Harassment in public spaces thrives on Public Indifference and Victim Blaming. Often the only way to fight back is – alone.
This story is positive because Megha also fought against the indifference of the public and the Police ignorance about sexual crimes.
If only all the fellow passengers could now be informed that the molester has been locked away, safe from all provocation.
This inspiring story has been shared 13,128 times on facebook. Let’s share it further and hope it helps and inspires more of us.
Thanks for sharing Kavya.
“Why would this girl lie? After all she is taking the blame on herself”, said the police officer to the criminal infront of me.
” …Suddenly I felt something touch me from behind. With half my mind on trying to get off at the next station I turned thinking it was someone’s bag or hand touching me repeatedly. I turned to see a man in a white kurta (long shirt) staring right at me and he had no baggage with him. In fact both his hands were clenching the railing next to him. But if both his hands were up there what was it that… I got my answer as soon as I lowered my sight. There beneath that long shirt I could clearly see that this man was UNZIPPED. I felt the blood rush to my head, boiling and fuming and fury ran through every nerve in my body.
Within that fraction of a second every single eve teasing incident, every darn face of those guys who had the guts to molest someone I know flashed in my mind. Before I knew my voice escaped my lungs and there I was screaming at the man who dared to mess with me.
‘KYA problem hai?’ (What is your problem?)
‘Kya samjh rakha hai saale?’ (What the hell do you think?)
‘Himmat kaise huyi teri?’ (How dare you?)”
Just, How Dare They?
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