“Stalking Is Scary, I Feel Threatened”: Sunidhi Chauhan
Actor and Singer Sunidhi Chauhan has shown unwavering support to Quint NEON’s #TalkingStalking campaign.
It is a campaign to break the silence around stalking, wherein we’re encouraging women and men to talk about instances of being stalked. After receiving an overwhelming response, we decided to move our campaign towards figuring out a solution for stalking and giving victims some sort of protection.
We then started working on a petition to make stalking a non-bailable offence. We found a supporter in Dr Shashi Tharoor. Dr Tharoor will be presenting the Bill in Parliament’s Winter Session to make stalking a non-bailable offence. He along with Kamini Jaiswal have pledged to take a stance against stalking.
#TalkingStalking is also on Change.org. Varnika Kundu, a victim of stalking, is fronting our petition to make stalking a non-bailable offence.
Did you know that stalking is a bailable offence under Indian criminal law? This allows stalkers to get bail without serious scrutiny, often putting the victims at further risk, including of acid attacks and murder.
The Quint has collaborated with senior advocate Kamini Jaiswal and Member of Parliament Dr Shashi Tharoor to draft and submit a Bill in Parliament to make stalking a non-bailable offence.
Join us in our campaign. Sign the petition led by Varnika Kundu to show your support.