Pinjra Tod has become a movement, will it bring change?
The Pinjra Tod group organised a march around South Delhi to spread awareness about sexual harassment in the neighbourhood. The supporters of Pinjra Tod marched from LSR college, Gargi College, South Delhi Polytechnic, Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Deshbandhu college and others singing and voicing their views about hostel rules and landlord behaviour.
“Regular cases of sexual harassment, moral policing, uncontrolled paying guest rents and the absolute ignorance of the police and non-cooperation from the college administration has led us to carry out this march,” said Sabika Abbas, a post-graduation student from Delhi University and one of the organisers of the Pinjra Tod march.
Pinjra Tod has become a movement but will it succeed in bringing change? Women are growing in numbers and the effort is slowly but surely rising. Their voices are being heard and their protests are getting attention.