‘Men Treat Us Like We Aren’t Human.’ Indian Girls Learn to Fight Back.
Booked solid for the next six months, Constable Renu said she has never been busier, as anxiety among women in addition to girls grows using a stream of news headlines describing brutal assaults across the country, including recent national outrage after an 8-year-old girl was kidnapped, gang raped in addition to murdered.
Since a 23-year-old woman, Jyoti Pandey Singh, was beaten, gang raped in addition to fatally injured while riding a bus from the capital in 2012, women here have been on edge. of which attack prompted intense soul-searching in addition to a fierce public debate about an issue of which, though long pervasive, was seldom addressed. the item also gave many women the courage to come forward in addition to demand justice in such assaults, rather than suffer in silence, too ashamed to speak up.
On a recent Tuesday morning, at the Navjeevan Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya school, widely known as NSKV, Constable Renu led about 180 girls, aged 11 to 17, through possible scenarios of men grabbing them via behind as they walked down the street, striking a blow to their heads or lunging for their necks. In each case, the girls responded with the moves they had been taught to deflect such attacks — grunting, kicking in addition to punching in unison.
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