Swara Bhasker comes out in support of female students of Banaras Hindu University! – The actress will be arranging for a special screening of her film, Anaarkali of Aarah, which dealt with the problem of women safety and respect
Swara Bhasker is known for voicing her opinion on issues related to women and the society. Now, she has come out in support of the female students at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) following an incident where a female student claimed she was sexually harassed by three men inside the campus, last month.
Swara says, “It’s very shameful that a woman is being manhandled or sexually harassed in our society. Unfortunately, such a tragic incident has happened in the premise of a teaching institute, which is quite painful. It’s learnt that the female students have been facing such problems regularly. This is quite a dangerous situation for any girl who stays alone at a university far away from her family. Right to information and education are our constitutional rights and I think a society can’t term itself as educated and civilised till we’re unable to provide basic facilities to them, including education and safety.”
Swara has uploaded a video talking about the same and has appealed to the people, Uttar Pradesh Police, BHU authorities, and the education ministry to come forward and help the female students fight for their right to education and safety.
“There has to be a committee appointed to monitor the sexual harassment cases happening and take strict against the culprits and the ones breaking the law,” she adds. The actress will be arranging for a special screening of her film, Anaarkali of Aarah, which dealt with the problem of women safety and respect.