Anushka Sharma on Bengaluru molestation case: We as a society failed that night

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The Bengaluru molestation case has left a bad taste in everybody’s mouth. People from all walks of life have expressed their anger and disappointment towards the incident that took place on New Year’s eve this year. Bollywood celebs like Akshay Kumar, Salim Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan and many others have also spoken about the case. And during this tragic moment, Anushka Sharma also took to Twitter to express her opinion.

While talking about the incident, Anushka took a dig at the few people who blamed the girls present at the party. As she said, “Women get molested in a crowd. Bystanders watch, no one steps up to help. Senseless people comment on women’s clothes and say that the cause is late nights. These ‘known’ senseless people are asked to comment in the first place (why?) making absolutely no positive differences to the situation. Even then their comments are rendered relevant because they hold positions of power in the society.”

But it was her next question that will prick everyone the most. As Anushka added, “In all of this I wonder – why did the bystanders do nothing? Whoever stood and watched, is as much at fault as the perpetrators. Because the collective conscience of the people present could’ve stopped this from happening. So it’s not just those men but also us, as a society, that failed on the night. Because today we live in an environment where a huge crowd thinks it’s ok to just stand and watch.”

Anushka even gave a suggestion so that such kind of incidents don’t happen again. “TEACH your kids to respect women instead of making sons feel more entitled and important. The world will make them feel that anyway. So save your sons from turning into such beasts. And spare us the grief,” expressed the Sultan actress.

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