In the past few years, the crime rate against women in India has considerably shot up. While more than half of these crimes go unreported as victims fear social ridicule and shame, even the ones that are reported fail to serve justice. With the culprits getting away every time in spite of committing heinous crimes and the politicians blaming the women for being careless, it seems like India is not taking women safety seriously.(Read also: Ujjala Padukone: I'm paranoid of my daughters driving or stepping out alone)
In the light of the recent Bengaluru molestation incident, Malaika Arora Khan shared a post on the social media. In the post, she expressed unjust treatment and the suppressed spirit of the Indian women. She also said that women in India are capable of reaching great heights, however, it is the small mentality of the society that clip their wings. Here is what she wrote:
"So, I went out with my girlfriends to party on the crowded streets of a Metropolitan city, they came out in large numbers and molested us...... But my safety is my responsibility so... The next time I went to a discotheque, it was enclosed and had bouncers, they came into the place and beat us up and ripped our clothes off.......But my safety is my responsibility so.... I went to a movie with a Male friend for company, they pushed me into a bus and shoved an iron rod inside my privates.......But my safety is my responsibility, so...... I went to my college, fully clad in a "decent" salwaar kameez, they caught me around a corner and squeezed my bum......But my safety is my responsibility, so...... I decided to stay at home in the comfort of my own house, they broke down the door, tied me up and videotaped the things they made me do with them.......But my safety is my responsibility, so...... I went back to live with my family feeling safe and secure with them, they were my uncles but they didn't think of me as their niece when they made me take off my clothes and have their way with me.......But my safety is my responsibility, so....... These days I sit in the bathroom, locked tight, not coming out at all. They stand on the terrace opposite to it peeking in through the bathroom window, but I don't take a bath.......because my safety is my responsibility....... Now, they have me exactly where they have always wanted me, my spirit broken, my ability to fight back gone, my will to do something destroyed.....at their mercy.....still stuck in the bathroom.....dreading the time when the knocking starts on the door as they come to get me here too."
"I am that Indian Woman who can excel at sports, win medals for the Country, join the Army, become a CEO, go to the outer space and be the talk of the world.....only if I can come out of this bathroom......But my safety is my responsibility, so.... Disclaimer: Girls wearing short clothes and drinking and partying are copying the Western culture.Boys who molest them r copying the Indian culture???"(Read also: Anushka Sharma on Bengaluru molestation incident: Teach your kids to respect women)