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Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by thorpido(m): 11:04am On Dec 02, 2014
(CNN) -- Video of two sisters in India fighting back against men who allegedly harassed them has gone viral.

The footage shows Aarti and Pooja Kumar landing punches and thrashing the three men with a belt while riding a bus in the northern state of Haryana, an area with a reputation for hostility to women. Violence against women and rape in India have made international headlines in the past few years, and the scene of two women fighting back has sparked widespread praise on social media.

Aarti Kumar, 22, told CNN that she and Pooja, 19, were standing at a bus stop near their college Friday when the men came up to them and began taunting and throwing pieces of paper with their telephone numbers. The sisters tried to ignore the men but they persisted. Then they followed the sisters onto the bus, she said.

You're too poor to even ride the bus, Kumar recalled the men saying.



So she and her sister did what they thought they had to do to defend and protect themselves. One lurched toward one of the men, thrashing what looks like a belt. Both grabbed one man's sweater and pulled. Two of the men grabbed the women, and they struggled to get free. One sister pressed the palm of her hand against a man trying to overcome her. Aarti Kumar said that no one on the bus tried to help the sisters, and some passengers shouted for them to stop fighting the men and get off.

Women recorded fighting harassers

The men have been arrested, and charges are pending further investigation, police told CNN.

The video, shot by a passenger, has been shared in many news stories in India and inspired the Twitter hashtag "IFoughtThemBack."

Some women are tweeting that they too have fought men who harassed them and are glad that the video is garnering so much attention.

In a highly unusual turn, the government is rewarding the Kumar sisters for their actions.

Harayana's Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that the sisters would be recognized with "bravery" awards that include cash on January 26, India's Republic Day.

Kumar said her parents have been very supportive of her and her sister, also unusual because girls and women in some areas of India are often discouraged from reporting instances of harassment.

Stories of rape and sexual harassment in India have received much attention recently.

In June, three brothers confessed to raping two teenage girls in Uttar Pradesh state. Police said at first that the suspects hanged their victims from a mango tree, but an investigation of their deaths concluded last week that the girls committed suicide.

A gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi in late 2012 brought into stark relief the danger that some women face in India. The crime ignited campaigns to call attention to violent crime that targets women.
Source:CNN

I think there should be more of this.Some men just think they have the liberty to do whatever they want with female strangers they meet in public.There should be more stringent laws against rape and women in power should continue to push for those laws.I read in the newspaper over the weekend of a housemaid who was repeatedly molested by the son of her madam and even brought friends to have their turn.The madam knew about it.Such things should not happen without consequences.

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Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by Nobody: 11:07am On Dec 02, 2014
All men are dogs. lipsrsealed

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Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by SAMBARRY: 11:10am On Dec 02, 2014
VickyyB:
All men are dogs. lipsrsealed
haaa you better dont let them ask you the breed ya fada is o grin grin grin grin grin grin grin


ill be right back to post my own grin

next

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Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by Nobody: 11:16am On Dec 02, 2014
SAMBARRY:
haaa you better dont let them ask you the breed ya fada is o grin grin grin grin grin grin grin


ill be right back to post my own grin

next

My reply is already waiting for them. grin

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Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by SAMBARRY: 11:18am On Dec 02, 2014
oya serve it.no let am cold o grin
VickyyB:


My reply is already waiting for them. grin

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Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by thatniqqress(f): 11:20am On Dec 02, 2014
VickyyB:


My reply is already waiting for them. grin

 Lol so what.....is your father? lipsrsealed
cheesy
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by nifemi25(m): 11:23am On Dec 02, 2014
VickyyB:
All men are dogs. lipsrsealed


Including your dad right ?
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by Nobody: 11:24am On Dec 02, 2014
nifemi25:



Including your dad right ?

No
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by bellong: 11:49am On Dec 02, 2014
SAMBARRY:
[b] haaa you better dont let them ask you the breed ya fada is [/b]o grin grin grin grin grin grin grin


ill be right back to post my own grin

next

You asked her already cheesy cheesy

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Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by Sophyrocks: 11:51am On Dec 02, 2014
You can see the irony in Indians. It is possible there is something wrong with the average mentality of the indian male, perhaps too much p0rn or possession by demons siince they worship many gods. How can you just see two females, possibly decently dressed, and choose to sexually harrass them? even start touching their body parts? in the presence of people in the bus? And the mumu people around couldnt do anything to save those girls. Kudos to those girls for defending themselves. Thats why i encourage any lady in ths position to use self defence. A kick in the d1ck is enough to reset a rapist's brain. they could have looked for a heavy object to smash those men with so that they will bleed. Nonsense.

For those who are fond of using indecent dressing as an excuse for every rape case, can you all now see that A rapist isnt mentally sound such that the person could think of raping another? Its not the dressing. Its the mindset of a rapist that is the problem. You can imagine a rapist telling the victim that no one will believe her if she reports and she will be blamed for putting herself in that situation even if she didnt do so. This means those who believe such are helping rapists to carry on with their act and to discourage victims from coming out. We need to change our mndset.

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Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by nickz(m): 12:36pm On Dec 02, 2014
VickyyB:
All men are dogs. lipsrsealed
well,dogs Bleep dogs so at the end WE ARE ALL DOGSsadangry
i prefer EVERY HUMAN IS AN ANIMAL
some are lions others wolves and some are dogs.

i'm not a dog
(don't put that you're a boy line here againangry)

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Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by Nobody: 12:50pm On Dec 02, 2014
They clearly picked on the wrong women cheesy

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Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by lafflaff123(m): 12:53pm On Dec 02, 2014
VickyyB:
All men are dogs. lipsrsealed

Dog=Man=Your father.

This is the problem when you see products from broken homes, always coming out to bash all men.

Nobody told your dad to walk away from your mom. But I am not surprised he did that if your mom is anything like you.

Fre-king Born Throway.
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by Nobody: 1:00pm On Dec 02, 2014
nickz:
well,dogs Bleep dogs so at the end WE ARE ALL DOGSsadangry
i prefer EVERY HUMAN IS AN ANIMAL
some are lions others wolves and some are dogs.

i'm not a dog
(don't put that you're a boy line here againangry)

tongue
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by Nobody: 1:01pm On Dec 02, 2014
lafflaff123:


Dog=Man=Lafflaff123

Fixed cool

This is the problem when you see products from broken homes, always coming out to bash all men.

Nobody told your dad to walk away from your mom. But I am not surprised he did that if your mom is anything like you.

Fre-king Born Throway.

undecided

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Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by Pavore9: 1:17pm On Dec 02, 2014
l encourage girls to cut down on their brazilian hair expenses & invest in taking martial arts classes as it wud come handy when faced wit assailants. Recall 2 guys in a clinic in handcuffs & treated 4 wounds inflicted by a lady they wanted to rape.

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Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by HonourablePomk: 1:17pm On Dec 02, 2014
VickyyB:
All men are dogs. lipsrsealed

All Men ? If i go by your word i will like to politely ask you what Breed is your FATHER,BROTHER,UNCLE,BOYFRIEND . . . Thanks
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by nickz(m): 1:20pm On Dec 02, 2014
VickyyB:


tongue
you are a hyenaangry

don't see that as an insult pleasetongue
its a very befitting complimentgrincheesycheesycheesy

hahahahahahahaha
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by Nobody: 1:21pm On Dec 02, 2014
HonourablePomk:


All Men ? If i go by your word i will like to politely ask you what Breed is your FATHER,BROTHER,UNCLE,BOYFRIEND . . . Thanks
I don't know.
But I think you're an indian breed sha.
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by Nobody: 1:22pm On Dec 02, 2014
nickz:
you are a hyenaangry

don't see that as an insult pleasetongue
its a very befitting complimentgrincheesycheesycheesy

hahahahahahahaha

We are derailing. Lol smiley
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by HonourablePomk: 1:30pm On Dec 02, 2014
VickyyB:

I don't know.
But I think you're an indian breed sha.

Yeah i was expecting this from you as a 17year old Teenager. You know little about life and you just jump in here spewing thrash i blame the Dog & Bit.ch who produced an Unsightly and corrupt personality
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by nickz(m): 1:43pm On Dec 02, 2014
VickyyB:
We are derailing. Lol smiley
this thread got derailed over 2hrs30mins ago when you called men "dogs"

i'll always come breathing on your neck when you say things like thattonguetongue

you are indeed a rare breed gringringrin

http://www.hyaenidae.org/the-hyaenidae/spotted-hyena-crocuta-crocuta/crocuta-social-behavior
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by thorpido(m): 2:03pm On Dec 02, 2014
Please just leave VickkyB alone.She doesn't know any better.
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by ethereal(f): 10:05pm On Dec 02, 2014
I've been meaning to take up martial art classes bt just can't seem to find the time.Now,is the time to act...if I don't take care of myself,who will
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by KanwuliaJara: 10:24pm On Dec 02, 2014
Wey the YOUTUBE Video? undecided
Some of us are allergic to reading o!
I am a 3D - HDTV person!
Thanks! kiss
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by dangotesmummy: 5:37pm On Nov 03, 2016
KanwuliaJara:
Wey the YOUTUBE Video? undecided
Some of us are allergic to reading o!
I am a 3D - HDTV person!
Thanks! kiss
k baby cover your brez na cheesy


A godly and virtous woman shouldn't be exposing her body and so that r@peest won't see you o cheesy
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by calliope(f): 1:59pm On Nov 04, 2016
Sophyrocks:
You can see the irony in Indians. It is possible there is something wrong with the average mentality of the indian male, perhaps too much p0rn or possession by demons siince they worship many gods. How can you just see two females, possibly decently dressed, and choose to sexually harrass them? even start touching their body parts? in the presence of people in the bus? And the mumu people around couldnt do anything to save those girls. Kudos to those girls for defending themselves. Thats why i encourage any lady in ths position to use self defence. A kick in the d1ck is enough to reset a rapist's brain. they could have looked for a heavy object to smash those men with so that they will bleed. Nonsense.

For those who are fond of using indecent dressing as an excuse for every rape case, can you all now see that A rapist isnt mentally sound such that the person could think of raping another? Its not the dressing. Its the mindset of a rapist that is the problem. You can imagine a rapist telling the victim that no one will believe her if she reports and she will be blamed for putting herself in that situation even if she didnt do so. This means those who believe such are helping rapists to carry on with their act and to discourage victims from coming out. We need to change our mndset.
This deserves a thousand likes smiley

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Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by SalomonKane: 3:14pm On Nov 04, 2016
calliope:

This deserves a thousand likes smiley
As you deserve a thousand Australian kisses. grin wink
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by calliope(f): 4:02pm On Nov 04, 2016
SalomonKane:
As you deserve a thousand Australian kisses. grin wink
I know not what that meant.. grin sad
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by SalomonKane: 4:05pm On Nov 04, 2016
calliope:

I know not what that meant.. grin sad
Care to let me intimate you? grin wink
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by calliope(f): 6:21pm On Nov 04, 2016
SalomonKane:
Care to let me intimate you? grin wink
Nay.. I'd pass on that one.

[size=2pt]but if I want to get indulged..definitely not by "persons" who outrightly draws in thunder(laws of land) on gays caught in the act. Gerrit? Tanks for the offer though [/size]

Don't push this Further Joe. smiley
Re: Young Sisters Harrased By Men On A Public Bus In India Fight Back. by SalomonKane: 6:36pm On Nov 04, 2016
calliope:

Nay.. I'd pass on that one.
Course you will. smiley

[size=2pt]but if I want to get indulged..definitely not by "persons" who outrightly draws in thunder(laws of land) on gays caught in the act. Gerrit? Tanks for the offer though [/size]

Don't push this Further Joe. smiley
Oh I'm not pushing, just merely pulling ya legs. grin

[size=2pt]Beside, if I really wanna push this I'd do this discreetly, not openly.[/size] smiley

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