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Bangalore molestation case – Virat Kohli stops short of calling onlookers impotent (Video)

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The mass molestation on December 31 in Bangalore has put 1.3 billion Indians to shame. The scale of the groping and molestation on the New Year eve in Bangalore stunned the entire nation.

Nonetheless despite the unimaginably high number of molestation cases, no perpetrator has been arrested thus far in the MG Road cases. Nonetheless at least six people have been arrested by the Bangalore Police in a separate incident of molestation of a girl who had just stepped out of an auto rickshaw. Later it transpired that the girl was being stalked for the last several days.

In the meantime India’s top youth icon and the captain of Indian cricket team Virat Kohli has condemned the people involved in groping and molestation case. The cricket icon who has been appointed the captain of Indian ODI and T20 cricket teams just the other day said that he was ashamed to be a part of society where this is seen as normal.


He said that even bystanders who didn’t help the women being attacked by revelers are no men. He released his statement through a video on Twitter. In the Twitter video Kohli said those who watched in silence when women were being molested on Bengaluru streets on New Year’s eve have “no right to call themselves men.”

While lashing out against the attackers and the onlookers 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 further said, “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…Just because she is wearing short clothes? It’s her life and it’s her decision, her choice and for men to accept that it is an opportunity to get away with doing this and men in power defending it, is absolutely horrible.”

“The fact that these things are in certain people’s heads and is acceptable to a certain degree, it’s disturbing and it’s shocking and I am ashamed to be a part of that society…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 said further.

It is heartening to see someone of the stature of Virat Kohli come out and not just talk about the issue, but make points that are pertinent and valid — instead of resorting to victim-blaming and other cliches like ‘not all men do this.’

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