Thursday, February 26, 2009

Silent, stealthy terror

In the past one week three women have been assaulted in the heart of Bangalore city. One lady was driving her car in the middle of the afternoon, others were walking on the road one in the morning and the other at night. They were manhandled because they were wearing 'western' outfits. Their clothes were pulled at, they were cursed and abused while by standers watched the fun. This is not a story from a horror film, this is the reality in Bangaluru- this city which is lauded for its cosmopolitanism and progressiveness. All it needed was to put a BJP govrnment in place and goons can dictate what women are going to wear. Women cannot hope to walk the streets alone due to the presence of these elements- will any arrests be made? No sir, one of the goons even offered his cell phone for the victim to call the police. What's up Mr CM the women in your state are unsafe- whether travelling by bus, or wlking in the streets and even while driving their car. This is what the Hindu right has made of this city. One year ago, I was glad that I got a chance to live in this beautiful city, now I am thinking twice...

3 comments:

2Bs mommy said...

My God! Didn't know about the other incidents that you mentioned. I thought it was all sorted after that lowlife leader backed off on Valentine's Day.

THis is just getting out of hand and someone or everyone should do something about it and quickly.

San said...

I read these news and keep thinking that every woman in this country should be legally allowed to carry a weapon.. at least a pepper spray..

diya said...

Women have to get organized. How about holding a jeans protest? Will suggest to the Consortium of Pub Going.....Women!