Nights and dressing style are not the testament for molesting a woman, says Manju Warrier
The Bengaluru mass molestation during New Year’s night has put the whole country in shame. The incident took place in the iconic MG Road stretch in the city. It has become a national shame with criticisms coming in from all corners of the society. Film personalities like Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon have expressed their anger over the incident. Mollywood actress Manju Warrier has now condemned the incident through a post in her official Facebook page.
She has written that the incident in Bangalore has hurt the entire woman community. Her post reads, “It is not only the problem of Bangalore city alone but the whole humanity. We should hang our heads out of shame. More than the incident, it is the politicians’ remarks that that it is more painful. Many politicians blamed the women for stepping out at nights and their dressing style as the reason for molestation. Nights and dressing style are not the testament for molesting a woman.
The Bengaluru city police has been facing lot of criticism after a group of men groped, stalked and harassed women on New Year’s Eve, as thousands of people were partying in the city’s biggest commercial stretch. Around 50 CCTV cameras installed there recorded the crowd and soon the video footage started circulated in social media pages. Women were seen crying and screaming for help.
Let’s hope that the culprits are arrested and given severe punishment so that there will be no such incidents in the future. Gandhiji once said, the day a woman can walk freely on the roads at night, that day we can say that India has achieved independence. We should all work hand in hand to fulfill that dream.