The student of JMC wrote, “The bus stopped a little after Sagarpur bus stop. And that’s when it happened. Before I even realized it, a guy threw a balloon filled with semen straight at my chest. For a few minutes, I was just shocked and by the time I recovered from it, he and his friends were gone.”
In the days leading up to Holi, every year, reports of women getting hit by water balloons are filed in the police stations all across Delhi.
‘Bura Na Mano Holi Hai'. Every year, on the pretext of this phrase, men take liberties with women in the name of celebrations. To protest against this, PinjraTod, an activist group organized a march titled ‘Bura Kyun na mano?”. On Wednesday they protested against the ‘normalisation of harassment’.
In the wake of these incidents, the Women’s Development Cell of Lady Sri Ram College is also organizing an emergency meeting. According to the reports, Amita Yadav, LSR Student’s Union president, said, “The police have been contacted and patrolling around the college has been increased. A mobile number given by the police has been widely circulated among students. Students are being urged to lodge their complaints.”
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On the occasion of Holi, many women all across Delhi are confined to their homes for fear that they would be harassed. “A festival that is supposed to celebrate the end of evil has resulted in a new form of hell for women every year”, said Gurmehar Kaur, who is a student of LSR as well as a social activist.