New Delhi: Organisers of India's first 'SlutWalk' have rebranded the event. The name has now been changed to 'Besharmi Morcha' which means 'Shameless Protest'.
The organisers feel that not all people in the national capital will understand the meaning of the word 'slut'. And more importantly may misinterpret the usage of the word for the protest. The organisers have finally settled down for 'Besharmi Morcha'.
Mishika Singh, one of the co-organisers told IBNLive, "The idea is to reach out to maximum number of people, and people in India are better versed with Hindi than English as opposed to other countries/cites where the 'SlutWalk' has been a success."
The dress code apparently is being questioned, as the common notion is that women have to be dressed in short skirts and hot pants to participate. Hence, aiming for maximum participation in support of the issue the so-called sensible dressing will be the order of the day.
"SlutWalks," which are now a global phenomenon to protest against sexual violence has seen women dressed in skimpy clothes in other parts of the world.
The first "Slut Walk" was held in Toronto this year after a police officer caused outrage by stating during a speech to university students that women should avoid "dressing like sluts" in order not to be victimised.