Stop telling a girl to not do the things she likes and start teaching a guy how to respect her.
On 4th August 2017, Varnika Kundu, a 29-years-old woman filed a complaint with Chandigarh police about two men who followed her for 30 minutes over a stretch of 7 km and almost kidnapped her. And one of the accused is Vikas Barla, son of Haryana BJP President Subhash Barala. She posted about the incident on her Facebook as well.
WAS ALMOST KIDNAPPED ON A CHANDIGARH ROAD LAST NIGHT. That being said, I'd like to take a moment to commend and thank...Posted by Varnika Kundu on Saturday, August 5, 2017
Varnika appreciated Chandigarh police for the help she received from them in her FB post. But as the investigation progressed, the police kept changing the statement by the hour when asked by various media platforms. As per their recent statement, a CCTV footage from the 93 cameras that are in the city (out of which 23 were non-functional) has the stretch from the incidence that they claimed didn’t exist earlier.
A lot of criticism came along the way. BJP MPs criticized the victim and the worst was when Haryana BJP Deputy President, Ramveer Bhatti, decided to show his ignorance and backwardness by asking, ‘Why was she roaming late at night? Parents must take care of their children... they shouldn't allow them to roam at night. Children should come home on time, why stay out at night?’ he told CNN News 18.
Since then, women have been tweeting selfies of their night outs using #AintNoCinderella and we totally support this protest. They are out and they are fine. Do you see the difference here? We girls aren’t the problem, we are doing our bit right. We as girls can define our freedom very well and here’s proof.
Image: Palak Sharma on Twitter
Image: Seema Adhikari on Twitter
Image: Nabakalpita Bora on Twitter
Not going out at night doesn't stop stalking, eve-teasing and rapes. It doesn’t work like that! It's high time our society accept the things we, women of this country, want to do. It's high time for our society stops judging us on our choices and it's high time that our society respects our freedom.
We hope justice is on its way! #AintNoCinderella