In pics: 'SlutWalk' comes to Delhi

India | | July 31, 2011, 4:03 pm
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Organiser Umang Sabharwal said she was happy with the response that the protest march got as hundreds of Delhiites assembled at Jantar Mantar.

Organiser Umang Sabharwal said she was happy with the response that the protest march got as hundreds of Delhiites assembled at Jantar Mantar.

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Asmita theater group performed a street play at the Delhi 'SlutWalk'.

Asmita theater group performed a street play at the Delhi 'SlutWalk'.

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Arvind Gaur, a famous Delhi theatre artiste was behind the street play.

Arvind Gaur, a famous Delhi theatre artiste was behind the street play.

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Despite the sun and the humidity, an impressive crowd gathered at Jantar Mantar at 10:30 waiting for the action to begin.

Despite the sun and the humidity, an impressive crowd gathered at Jantar Mantar at 10:30 waiting for the action to begin.

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The huge group of enthusiasts took a quite walk around the block to return to the site where the march started.

The huge group of enthusiasts took a quite walk around the block to return to the site where the march started.

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The event condemned the notion widely held that a woman's appearance can explain or excuse rape and sexual harassment.

The event condemned the notion widely held that a woman's appearance can explain or excuse rape and sexual harassment.

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Age, sex, nationality aside, the huge group of people who got together on Sunday morning had one clear agenda in mind - stop harassing women.

Age, sex, nationality aside, the huge group of people who got together on Sunday morning had one clear agenda in mind - stop harassing women.

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Participants carried posters that expressed the anguish of women in day to day lives.

Participants carried posters that expressed the anguish of women in day to day lives.

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Actor, social activist Nafisa Ali also attended the event and expressed her support for the cause.

Actor, social activist Nafisa Ali also attended the event and expressed her support for the cause.

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Interestingly, more men participated in the Delhi edition. They carried posters condemning the sex crimes, the sexism and the social indifference.

Interestingly, more men participated in the Delhi edition. They carried posters condemning the sex crimes, the sexism and the social indifference.

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Students with their teachers, parents, friends, media personnel, performers, volunteers and heavy security amidst a million cameras made it look like the biggest thing on a Sunday morning.

Students with their teachers, parents, friends, media personnel, performers, volunteers and heavy security amidst a million cameras made it look like the biggest thing on a Sunday morning.

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The people gathered there were vocal about the fact that they did not support harassment of any sort and that it was time to take matters in our own hands.

The people gathered there were vocal about the fact that they did not support harassment of any sort and that it was time to take matters in our own hands.

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Inspired from the 'SlutWalks' happening across the globe, Delhi women came in full support wearing sexuality on their sleeves.

Inspired from the 'SlutWalks' happening across the globe, Delhi women came in full support wearing sexuality on their sleeves.

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The sexual harassment, the derogatory comments, the insults need to stop and Delhi was serious.

The sexual harassment, the derogatory comments, the insults need to stop and Delhi was serious.

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'Besharmi Morcha' saw women strutting the streets carrying off the usual plain look, wearing simple jeans-shirts, salwar-kurta and shirts.

'Besharmi Morcha' saw women strutting the streets carrying off the usual plain look, wearing simple jeans-shirts, salwar-kurta and shirts.

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A man with his young daughter came to join in the walk against exploitation of women.

A man with his young daughter came to join in the walk against exploitation of women.

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Expats also showed their support, as violence against women is a concern not only to Indians but any and every nationality.

Expats also showed their support, as violence against women is a concern not only to Indians but any and every nationality.

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An impressive strength of men came and supported the cause.

An impressive strength of men came and supported the cause.

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As the crowds grew, the Delhi Drum Circle took up the rhythm and set things in motion.

As the crowds grew, the Delhi Drum Circle took up the rhythm and set things in motion.

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Not just slogans, people also wrote out messages expressing their anger and concern.

Not just slogans, people also wrote out messages expressing their anger and concern.

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The excitement was high and with the hundreds of participants, volunteers and security - SlutWalk arthaat Besharmi Morcha - the Delhi chapter was a success.

The excitement was high and with the hundreds of participants, volunteers and security - SlutWalk arthaat Besharmi Morcha - the Delhi chapter was a success.

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'Besharmi Morcha' was not just about getting down to skimpy clothes. It has a deeper meaning to it. It's a fight for the basic rights for women in the Indian society.

'Besharmi Morcha' was not just about getting down to skimpy clothes. It has a deeper meaning to it. It's a fight for the basic rights for women in the Indian society.

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A young participant Shreshtha who got her kid along said she wishes that her daughter grows up in a safer world and that's why she has joined the protest along with her daughter.

A young participant Shreshtha who got her kid along said she wishes that her daughter grows up in a safer world and that's why she has joined the protest along with her daughter.

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Delhi has taken its first step against perpetrators of crime. It remains to be seen what effect it has on the society.

Delhi has taken its first step against perpetrators of crime. It remains to be seen what effect it has on the society.

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Hundreds gathered in the capital to protest sexual violence against women.

Hundreds gathered in the capital to protest sexual violence against women.