A video of two young women fighting off a man on a bus has gone viral.
A video showing two sisters in northern India hitting back at men who allegedly harassed them on a crowded bus has drawn huge attention in a country where hundreds of thousands of women silently endure sexual harassment daily.
The video, filmed by a passenger and aired on several television channels Monday, shows the two young women hitting, punching and beating their harassers with a belt, as other passengers silently look on. The women, identified only by their first names, Arati and Pooja, told reporters that they lashed out at the men after enduring lewd comments and pawing from them.
Watch it; it’s quite astonishing. The man keeps on grabbing at them and the passengers just fucking sit there. One guy does finally pull the grabber back, but everyone else just sits like lumps, including whoever filmed the attack on a phone. They just sit there! The girls are small and slender, but the passengers just sit there.
I’ve seen altercations on buses and I’ve never seen people just placidly sit and watch. It’s a horrible sight.
“No one came to our help. In fact, they tried to stop us and scare us by saying the men would come for us and attack us or throw acid on us,” one of the sisters told New Delhi Television channel.
No Tuğçe Albayraks on that bus.