Play on tribulations of women

From female foeticide and rape to dowry and acid attacks, a street play by Asmita Theatre Group highlighted the multiple social evils a girl encounters during her journey to womanhood.

Organised by Amity Business School, under Amity Human Value Year 2015, the play Dastak, was organised at the university campus in sector 125, Noida.

Asserting that crimes against women cut across caste, class and profession, Shilpi Marwaha the protagonist of the play, says: “A two year girl is equally vulnerable in the Indian society as an old woman, and if it’s the clothes of a woman that invite such perpetrators then what about a –year-old female infant -  is she to be blamed for her dressing sense if something happens to her?”

Calling upon the men folk in the audience to stop telling their wives, sisters and daughters how to conduct themselves, what to wear and how to behave, “instead try teaching their sons and brothers to respect women around them,” she says.

Marwaha adds that it is not the police or the government which could put an end to such heinous crimes against women, but the people who make the society and their determination for absolute non-tolerance for such crimes.

Dr Sanjeev Bansal, director, Amity Business School commended the group’s performance, saying that it had ignited a spark in everyone present. He called upon the students to take a pledge to respect women and raise a voice against anything wrong perpetrated against women around them.

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