Rohtak, Dec 1: As two braveheart sisters fought their molesters with full courage in a moving bus in Rohtak district of Haryana on Monday, Nov 24 and the video went viral on Sunday, Nov 29, the support for the both the girls and praise for their brave act, poured in from across the nation.
It's high time that girls can silently bear the torture of molestation and sexual abuse and such a brave act by two sisters- 22-year-old Aarti and 19-year-old Puja should act as an eye opener for those who think girls are mere objects as well as a lesson for other girls, who come to face such incidents on a daily-basis. [Rohtak: 2 brave sisters thrash 3 molesters in bus, get them arrested]
The Rohtak's incident not only drew the attention of Twitteratti but also that of the various powerful people in our country. [Brave sisters to be honoured by govt]
Here is who said what on the Rohtak incident:
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, "What the two girls did is appreciable. These girls will get bravery awards on Republic Day."
BJP leader Sambit Patra said, "We salute the sisters, proves that women shouldnt be underestimated."
Food Processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said, "Unfortunate that the men sitting in the bus were recording the incident but couldn't help the girls. Happy that the girls faced the men courageously,sets an example for other girls."
Union Minister of State, Commerce & Industry (Independent Charge) Nirmala Sitharaman said that she will take the matter to the Home Ministry.
National Commission for Women chairperson Lalitha Kumarmangalam said, "I would like to congratulate the girls and ask the authorities to take appropriate action. Few girls have the guts to take on the molesters. The government should take action. I would appeal to every Indian to come forward and help." [Rohtak horror: We were asked to withdraw complaint, says sisters' family]
Mamata Yadav who bravely fought goons in Meerut, early this year, in broad daylight also lauded the two sisters.
Here's how the Twitteratti reacted on the Rohtak sisters' brave act against their molesters:
Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi siad, "Girls response to eve teasing is changing. Girls/Women are retaliating and complaining. While (un)civil society is still an onlooker! Sad!
Girls response to eve teasing is changing. Girls/Women are retaliating and complaining. While (un)civil society is still an onlooker! Sad!— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) November 30, 2014
(Girls r becoming courageous! V need to work on boys to become responsible) @carksaraswat: salute to Arti &Puja: shame to fellow passengers— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) November 30, 2014
It is shameful that none of the "mards" actually even tried to help #RohtakBravehearts— Priyank Kharge (@PriyankKharge) December 1, 2014
Salute to #RohtakBravehearts who stood against molestation & gave a fitting lesson to culprits. Shameful that none in the bus stood up 4 thm— Naveen Jindal (@MPNaveenJindal) December 1, 2014
No help from bystanders, refusal by police to lodge FIR, pressure from khaps to withdraw complaints. No end to #RohtakBravehearts' ordeal!— Rifat Jawaid (@RifatJawaid) November 30, 2014
Alarming revelation by #RohtakBravehearts: 2 of the men who assaulted them had cleared Army recruitment test. Were to join next month— Padmaja joshi (@PadmajaJoshi) November 30, 2014
#RohtakBravehearts Yes we girls can fight back boys who abuse us. Everyone is brave bt u hv to do it. Keeping quite is the main problem.— Mousumi D Borgohain❤ (@IamMousumii) November 30, 2014
Well done #RohtakBravehearts for dealing with the molesters! But says a lot about India's policing when victims have to fend for themselves!— Rifat Jawaid (@RifatJawaid) November 30, 2014
Heartiest congrats to Haryana Sisters #RohtakBravehearts . Changing male mindsets is the key to women empowerment and gender justice!— Vinay Sahasrabuddhe (@vinay1011) November 30, 2014