Olympic and world championship silver medallist PV Sindhu was speaking at an event titled ‘SH(OUT)  – Sexual Harassment Out: We are  listening,’ organised by the state police in Hyderabad, on Friday. During which Sindhu stressed upon the fact that a lot of respect is given to women in foreign countries, whereas, in India, people do not practice what they preach, PTI reported.

Indians do not practice what they preach

Sindhu said, “I feel really happy that there is a 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 practise it…  who actually do it (respect). It’s just that they only say it and they don’t practice it.”

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“I want to say and wish that everybody should respect others and especially women,” she said, adding “women have to be strong and we  have to believe in ourselves as woman we can do anything.”

On sexual harassment

“Women who face sexual harassment, physical or mental harassment,  should come forward and should not be ashamed of it, and they should talk about and speak about it,”  Sindhu stressed.

On #MeToo movement

The star athlete also spoke on how the #MeToo movement has created awareness about sexual harassment at workplace. She claimed that this movement is shaping the industries and educating both women and also men about their responsibilities towards the society.

Sindhu who is currently World no. 2, as per the latest BWF rankings does not shy away from speaking what’s right. Last year, Sindhu successfully made it to the Forbes List Of 30 Under 30 Asia 2018. She is enlisted among a total of four Indians included in the list’s ‘Entertainment & Sports’ category. India’s ace badminton player is also enlisted in the Forbes list of highest-earning female athletes. She is a role model to many and her words impact youngsters.

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