“Where have you been going? Tell us your address,” said among the guys. It ended up being a jeer that Luharia was accustomed to. The 30-year old felt a little frightened, but she kept walking.
Luharia found herself walking on another chaotic road a day later — this time she was marching with about 40 othersin the centre in the city. It was twilight as well as the evening rush hour was beginning, but it was a feeling that is different. Luharia wasn’t nervous.
“The day is ours and so is the night,” she yelled, combined with the other women and men.
Their march wasa part of #IWillGoOut — a national march of thousands in India responding to an alleged assault on multiple girls in Bangalore on New Year’s Eve.
“Girls should have the freedom to move easily, whether it’s day or night,” Luharia says.
Organizersinitially planned for marches in the urban centres in India like Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, but shortly receivedrequests to join from around the nation.
On January 21, a large number of girls in 30 different cities and towns across India marched to get a girl’s right to feel safe in public places.”It Is only fair you know right at the start of the e-mail that we have been mad. Angry, really,” the organizers said in a press release.
“My parents don’t let me come out at night,” she said. “As soon as it gets dim, I should be heading home. If I am not home, I Will be getting calls.”
Jodha marched together with her pals close to the front, holding the #IWillGoOut banner that was blue. She yelled loud as protesters pumped their arms up and down and yelled, “What do we want? Freedom.”
“It’s quite exhilarating because I’ve never been on a public road, protesting something,” she said.
Yet, at the conclusion of the march, when the heavens had become dim, her buddies and Jodha failed to linger long.
Rather, they assessed for missed calls from their parents in their telephones, and immediately shuffled off to locate an autorickshaw to take them house.