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Shibani Dandekar on women’s safety: I can’t imagine living my life with no fear for my safety

The safety of Women has always been a huge concern in India. With the recent case of Priyanka Reddy, the prevailing situation has just gotten worse for the female population of the country. Singer and Actress Shibani Dandekar recently opened up about the safety of women and said that the current scenario is worrisome for all everyone.

“We read about someone getting raped or murdered almost every day. It is devastating and disgusting. I don’t understand what is happening, what we are doing about it and what progress we are making.” She went on to share her scary moment which made her uncomfortable despite being in the broad daylight.

“I’ve never felt so unsafe in these ten years living in Mumbai, but a couple of weeks ago, when I was leaving a restaurant, I couldn’t find my car and was walking down a busy street. Suddenly, I felt creepy and scared. It wasn’t even late at night; it was in broad daylight. I can’t imagine having this feeling all the time which many women probably have while going to work or on the train or in a cab. I can’t imagine living my life with no fear for my safety.” Shibani told.

Shibani who is currently working for the web series called Four More Shots Please, says, “We aren’t safe in our own home, in our own country, and in our own land. For me, it is the most ridiculous thing ever. The rate at which women are being harmed is rapidly growing and is unacceptable.”

The sports-presentor went on to add that a definite solution to the existing problem must be found. All the messages being shared on social media and the awareness campaigns being launched are not helping and hence she adds, “We all raise awareness and talk about making India a safe place for women, but at some point in time, I just feel that it is not creating a big impact. There needs to be some solution. A lot of us keep questioning how we are using the platform to raise awareness, but I don’t think it’s enough. I would love to know what more I could do to raise awareness and help, whether it is about education for young girls or the safety of women in the country.”

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