Bengaluru, April 28: Barkha Dutt, who brought to fame with her famous Live coverage of Kargil war from the ground zero, represented the country at the global forum of sixth annual Women in the World Summit.
The summit, which was held from April 22 to April 24, was held in New York, US. Barkha Dutt appeared on the stage on the second day and she was accompanied by Leslee Udwin and a foreign reporter.
Udwin, who recently made headlines in India following her movie, India's Daughter, was talking about the issue of 'safety of women in India'. All three women on the stage discussed sexual violence and gender inequality among other things.
Speaking about India's decision of banning the movie, which was based on infamous Dec 2012 Delhi gangrape case, the foreign reporter said, "I have been to India but I never knew that India was so unsafe for women."
Reacting against the foreign reporter's statement on India, Barkha Dutt said, "Now this is where I have a fierce disagreement with the narrative that's being built around my country."
Defending her country at the global forum, Barkha Dutt pointed out at the statistics which showed UK has more number sexual assault cases than India. She also highlighted that while a woman contesting for presidential election is a news in US, India already was governed by a woman Prime Minister.
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