Enough with harassment: Chitrangda

By Hindustan Times

NEW DELHI, Nov. 14 -- Actor Chitrangda Singh is as upset about street sexual harassment as everyone else is, especially after the Keenan-Reuben murder. She feels the solution to it only lies in education.

"Unless we are able to change the mindset of people on gender equations, women will always be in danger," says the 31-year-old. "It is easier to prove rape than sexual harassment. How do you run down a man for staring at you during a meeting and making you uncomfortable?" she asserts.

Mumbai boys Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandes lost their lives while trying to save a female friend from harassment on the night of October 20. Chitrangda says she is no stranger to harassment herself, since she grew up in cities such as Meerut and Delhi. "Uttar Pradesh is the worst place for a woman showing any signs of independence," she says.

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