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What I Wear Is My Choice, Says Local Model-Blogger After 2 Men Pull Her Skirt In Indore

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| April 24 , 2018 , 13:23 IST

Sexual harassment is unfortunately something woman across the world of all ages face, as became evident by the #MeToo campaign, and an important component everyone agreed on was to speak out against any such harassment.

A model-blogger from Madhya Pradesh became famous overnight after she disclosed her encounter with sexual harassment on social media on Monday after two men on a motorbike pulled her skirt while she was driving a two-wheeler, resulting in her falling down.

On one of the busiest roads of Indore, the woman alleges, 2 motorbike-borne men demanded to know "what was under her skirt', and reached towards her skirt. When she tried to stop them, she lost control over the two-wheeler and fell to the ground. Despite the busy road, nobody came to help her except a man who blamed her skirt for the incident.

"I was coming back from a bloggers meet. I was wearing a skirt. Two guys came near me and tried to pull my skirt. 'Dikhao iske niche kya hai?' they said. It all happened within a few seconds. I fell down, but nobody tried to stop them," she said.

"It happened on one of the busiest roads of Indore, and nobody tried to stop them. They ran away, and I couldn't even see their number. I've never felt so helpless. I'm not the kind of girl who will just sit and watch. Those fiends (sic) ran away, and I couldn't do anything," the girl wrote on Twitter.

"Just because I was wearing a skirt, doesn't give you a right to behave like that. What I want to wear is my f**king choice. An uncle who came to help me after my fall said, "it's because you're wearing a skirt!" I've never been so offended," she said.

"Just imagine if I wasn't on such a busy road. Imagine I was on a lonely street. Would those guys have stopped at trying to pull my skirt?" she asked.

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"So many girls go through this. Most of them decide not to talk about it. Why? It's embarrassing, yes. But not talking about it is empowering those guys who think they can do anything and can get away with it," she said.

"I did go back to the same location and asked around, unfortunately, no CCTV cameras coverage on that particular spot," she said.

"They are roaming free and happy that they did it and got away with it. I will file a police complaint. I don't know if they will be able to find those guys, but if I don't do it right now, it defeats my purpose," the girl said.

After the woman's tweets went viral, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan applauded her courage and promised that the culprits would be brought to justice.

"Me and the government will ensure that the culprits are caught and that you get justice. You will have to help the police in identifying them," said the MP CM.

The woman thanked the intervention from CM Chouhan, and said, "I want every woman in my city and my country to be safe. Thank you again."