With the Chandigarh Stalking case all over the news and more than that the hearts of women in Chandigarh left with jitters, the city is preparing for a march this Friday night. The ambition is to bring attention to crimes against women, sexual minorities and to address the sexist and patriarchal views.
‘Bekhauf Aazaadi March’ is led by poet and activist Amy Singh asking people to join the march against patriarchy, binaries, oppression and crimes against women which also extend to sexual minorities.
“This isn’t the first time a woman has been harassed on the streets and it won’t be the last if we don’t reclaim the streets. It’s about time we smash down the patriarchal norms which restrict the women behind closed doors and set the culprits out loose to wreck havoc,” Amy said.
Facebook page ‘Bekhauf Aazaadi March/Reclaiming the Streets’ is supporting the same.
“We believe that women and other sexual minorities in India deserve to be able to live in society free from violence. We believe in their right to speedy justice and their right to demand accountability from the justice system,” she added.
The proposed march would start at 10 P.M. tonight from Rose garden and end at the Government Arts College at Sector 10 by midnight.