I was attacked for wearing shorts and smoking in my own locality, says Kolkata woman
KOLKATA: A third-year undergraduate from Presidency University on Friday April 15, 2016, was subjected to moral policing and assault for 'daring' to smoke in public and wearing shorts, in Ranikuthi, South Kolkata. Currently, a second-year masters student at Jadavpur University, she recounts her encounter and tells TOI how little things have changed:
It was extremely scary. You feel like you're being continuously watched and judged. I was in my locality when the incident occurred three years ago. They clicked pictures of me and my friend, and boxed us down while shaming and abusing us. All because I was wearing shorts. Just because we're women, we have been taught to abide by draconian laws and subjected to social stigma. It is disgusting, devoid of any reasoning or rationality and needs to stop.
Aneesh Gupta•2 hours ago
Women’s clothing is patriarchal they should be nude as much as possible.
Aneesh Gupta•2 hours ago
Wear underwear only. Freedom of clothing.
Vineet Thakur•New Delhi•2 hours ago
I guess this is a made up story and she might have been attacked because of smoking in public. Men get attacked too for smoking or drinking in public. No point using this fake story as a propoganda for "Violence against women "
Tharanath Madgula•3 hours ago
If not moral policing, even if a legislation is to be made, i am sure 99% Indian women vote against women smoking in public.
Rod•3 hours ago
Yes u r free to move naked too.
Umesh Chandra Thakuria•3 hours ago
You can tell me old fashioned, orthodox, preservative. But I believe women to wear a respectable dress so that nobody comment on her.
Nav RuhMaa•Ruh-Maa•3 hours ago
freedom of choice is not license to smoke in public. also respect the dress code when you are in civil residential society.
Anoop Kumar•3 hours ago
there is too much interfering in private liveß of individuals like what to wear,eat,pray etc.disgusting
Tharanath•3 hours ago
In this era, when every person is discouraged from smoking, what kind of national movement you are doing by wearing shorts and smoking in public!!??
Tapas Sengupta• Tharanath Madgula•New Delhi•3 hours ago
Who are you to interfere in others personal issues and matters. So long as a person has his/her clothes on, what he/she eats, smokes is completely personal so long it''s as per the law.
Vineet Thakur• Tapas Sengupta•New Delhi•3 hours ago
Wearing shorts isn''t the matter here but smoking in public is
Raju•4 hours ago
I completely agree that it's individual choice of what to wear. how to present. no one should ask a question to them about thier dress.,But their is saying in English as When in Rome do as Romans. So, you are staying in India, India has culture , because of Indias impressive culture india has a good name. don't influence by western countries and don't follow blindly wherever they do in fhe name of advanced thinking