Finally, Delhi SlutWalk on July 31
After much criticism and unending debates, Delhi Slutwalk Arthaat Besharmi Morcha 2011 is all set to take place on July 31. Umang Sabharwal, organiser of the Delhi chapter of SlutWalk, announced that the walk will…india Updated: Jul 16, 2011 18:34 IST
After much criticism and unending debates, Delhi Slutwalk Arthaat Besharmi Morcha 2011 is all set to take place on July 31 in Connaught Place at 11 am.
SlutWalk, now a global campaign, was started in response to a Toronto cop's outrageous remark that women should dress appropriately to avoid getting raped.
Umang Sabharwal, organiser of the Delhi chapter of SlutWalk, confirmed the news at an open forum organized at the Jantar Mantar today. "We have permission from the police. Delhi Slutwalk Arthaat Besharmi Morcha will take place on July 31st at 11 am. We'll start from Jantar Mantar down to the metro station in front of the parliament street, and back to Jantar Mantar."
The recently released black and white pamphlets introduce SlutWalk as 'A movement for gender equality, a fight against stereotypes and violation and a step towards reclaiming justice.
"We are not activists; we are individuals with an aim to bring a difference. Though some people have critiqued the name SlutWalk, they have all supported the idea behind it. I urge everyone to join us because this fight for our rights doesn't end here, we'll be address bigger issues later," added Sabharwal.
SlutWalk supporter Ritesh Sharma, director of The Holy Wives, an award winning documentary about Devdasis and prostitution, echoed the same sentiments, "SlutWalk will create awareness about women's issue. It's not about what women wear but about bringing about a change in the society."
First Published: Jul 16, 2011 17:56 IST