Virat Kohli speaks up against violence against women

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, the famous Indian skipper has taken to social media to express his angst against the mass molestation of Bangalore which happened on New Year’s Eve. Virat posted two videos of him talking about the incident on Twitter. “This country should be safe & equal for all. Women shouldn’t be treated differently. Let’s stand together & put an end to such pathetic acts,” wrote Virat as a caption to his first video.

In the video he said, “What happened in Bangalore is really really disturbing. To see something like that happening to the girls and for people to watch and not do anything about it is a cowardly act. Those people have no right to call themselves men.”

He added, “I would like to ask a question, God forbid if something like that happened to someone in your family, would you stand and watch or would you help? These things are allowed to happen because people stand there and watch it and they are absolutely fine with it. That’s why these things happen to a girl.”

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He also talked about the freedom girls should have to choose their clothes and to decide for life and the kind of men she wants to be with. “It’s her life and it’s her decision, her choice and for men to accept that it is an opportunity to get away doing this and men in power defending it is absolutely horrible,” said the Indian captain.

On New Year ’s Eve, several women in the metropolitan cities were groped, harassed and molested by a large number of men. The police tried to save the dignity of women but were not equipped enough to handle the situation. Later home minister of Karnataka, Abu Azmi, was heard saying that “these things happen”.

“I think we need to change our thinking, treat men and women in the same way, be respectful, and treat women with some compassion and put yourself in that situation and think what if we were the family members of those girls. How would we feel about it?” he asked in the end.

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