Ace shuttler P V Sindhu yesterday at an event said
that a lot of respect is given to women in many foreign
countries, but, in India, people do not practise
what they preach in public.
Speaking at an event titled
'SH(OUT) - Sexual Harassment Out: We are listening', organised by
the Hyderabad police, Sindhu said, "I feel really happy that there is a lot
of respect towards women in other countries, while in India, people
actually tell us that we should respect women, but I think there are very
rare people who actually practise it...who actually do it (respect). It's
just that they only say it and they don't practise it."
"I want to say and wish that everybody should
respect others and especially women," she said adding
"women have to be strong and we have to believe ourselves as a
woman we can do anything".
She said the “Me Too” movement, that
was launched in India in the last few months, had brought a lot of
awareness about sexual harassment of women at workplaces. She also
added that this movement has really educated both women and men
about the responsibilities they have towards the society.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner
Anjani Kumar, who also attended the event, said that the vision of the
initiative is to spread awareness across working women in all
sectors in order to make them aware on what amounts to sexual harassment
and what measures are required to be taken for its prevention.