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In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi

July 31, 2011, 4:03 pm
  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Hundreds gathered in the capital to protest sexual violence against women.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Organiser Umang Sabharwal said she was happy with the response that the protest march got as hundreds of Delhiites assembled at Jantar Mantar.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Despite the sun and the humidity, an impressive crowd gathered at Jantar Mantar at 10:30 waiting for the action to begin.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • "Enough" was the most pertinent slogan on everyone's mind.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Actor, social activist Nafisa Ali also attended the event and expressed her support for the cause.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • People shouted out slogans -"Besharam kaun? Tere aage teri soch!"
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • The huge group of enthusiasts took a quite walk around the block to return to the site where the march started.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • The event condemned the notion widely held that a woman's appearance can explain or excuse rape and sexual harassment.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Participants carried posters that expressed the anguish of women in day to day lives.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • The people gathered there were vocal about the fact that they did not support harassment of any sort and that it was time to take matters in our own hands.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • 'Besharmi Morcha' saw women strutting the streets carrying off the usual plain look, wearing simple jeans-shirts, salwar-kurta and shirts.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Interestingly, more men participated in the Delhi edition. They carried posters condemning the sex crimes, the sexism and the social indifference.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Age, sex, nationality aside, the huge group of people who got together on Sunday morning had one clear agenda in mind - stop harassing women.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Some posters declared - "Gentlemen don't get provoked, Sexual offenders don't need provocation." And hopefully the message that would make it all clear, "Real men don't rape."
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • The sexual harassment, the derogatory comments, the insults need to stop and Delhi was serious.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Students with their teachers, parents, friends, media personnel, performers, volunteers and heavy security amidst a million cameras made it look like the biggest thing on a Sunday morning.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Some posters declared - "Gentlemen don't get provoked, Sexual offenders don't need provocation." And hopefully the message that would make it all clear "Real men don't rape".
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Inspired from the 'SlutWalks' happening across the globe, Delhi women came in full support wearing sexuality on their sleeves.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • 'Besharmi Morcha' was not just about getting down to skimpy clothes. It has a deeper meaning to it. It's a fight for the basic rights for women in the Indian society.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • A young participant Shreshtha who got her kid along said she wishes that her daughter grows up in a safer world and that's why she has joined the protest along with her daughter.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • A very articulate participant Rohit from Global March said, "All those men who think rape happens because women are dressed in a particular manner need medical help."
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Expats also showed their support, as violence against women is a concern not only to Indians but any and every nationality.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • A man with his young daughter came to join in the walk against exploitation of women.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • An impressive strength of men came and supported the cause.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • As the crowds grew, the Delhi Drum Circle took up the rhythm and set things in motion.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Asmita theater group performed a street play at the Delhi 'SlutWalk'.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Arvind Gaur, a famous Delhi theatre artiste was behind the street play.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Not just slogans, people also wrote out messages expressing their anger and concern.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • The excitement was high and with the hundreds of participants, volunteers and security - SlutWalk arthaat Besharmi Morcha - the Delhi chapter was a success.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • Delhi has taken its first step against perpetrators of crime. It remains to be seen what effect it has on the society.
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi
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  • In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi