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“People say it, don’t practice it”, PV Sindhu over respect towards women in India

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"People say it, don't practice it", PV Sindhu over respect towards women in India

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu feels that in foreign countries there is a lot of respect towards woman as compared to India and women should not be ashamed of the sexual harassment they have faced rather they should come forward and speak about it.

On Friday, 18 January, speaking at ‘SH(OUT) – Sexual Harassment Out: We Are Listening’, an event organised by the Hyderabad Police, the Olympic silver medallist asked the women of our country to be strong and she also said that we should respect each other.

 “I feel really happy that there is lot of respect towards women in other countries, while in India, people actually tell us that we should respect women, but I think there are very rare people who actually practice it… who actually do it (respect). It’s just that they only say it and they don’t practice it,” said Sindhu as quoted by a leading news agency.

She continued, “I want to say and wish that everybody should respect others and especially women. Women have to be strong and we have to believe ourselves as a woman we can do anything.”

She also said that women should not be ashamed of reporting sexual harassment incident happened with her be it physical or mental. However, Sindhu also noticed the change in the society after #meToo movement. She also said that the movement brought a lot of knowledge and education for both men and women.

SH(OUT) – Sexual Harassment Out, a first of its kind initiative by Hyderabad City Police along with Soroptimist International Organisation.


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