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Like France, Can India Address Women’s Safety At Policy Level Too?

Can India follow suit?

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‘Man Responds Violently After Woman Confronts Him for Harassing Her’

Sounds like a newspaper headline you come across every other day?

Well, one such instance was witnessed in Paris recently. The CCTV video went viral soon after:

But what followed was anything but ‘usual’.

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Sexual Offenders To Be Fined in France

Soon after 22-year-old Marie Laguerre shared her ordeal over Facebook and formally filed charges of “violence” and “sexual harassment” against the accused, based on the CCTV footage, France's Gender Equality Minister, Marlene Schiappa, shared her outrage on a local newspaper assuring that the French Parliament will adopt a new law this week that will levy a fine of 90 Euros (almost Rs 7000) for similar offences of sexual misconduct in public places, as reported by TheGuardian.

While the details of the new law is yet to be confirmed, netizens are lauding the French Parliament for taking quick and active steps to ensure women’s safety.

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If you think the French government  did quite a good job by taking immediate action at policy level, how about rooting for India to do the same?

This Friday, MP Shashi Tharoor will introduce a bill in the Lok Sabha that seeks to make stalking, voyeurism and sexual harassment non-bailable offences, as part of Quint Neon’s Talking Stalking campaign.

Voice your support for #TalkingStalking on social media, and be part of the change!

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