Why India is not safe for solo women (A British tourist)

Why India is not safe for solo women (A British tourist)

Georgia Arlott, A British female, recounts her gap year travels around India, during which sexual harrassment was a constant problem.

“Giddily piling into rickshaws, I was the first to discover that sitting in the front seat means that many drivers will look for the ‘radio’ between your thighs. Hands were slipped underneath our trousers while we watched a fireworks display. Holi, the festival of colour in which people throw paint at each other was a free-for-all for Indian men intent on daubing the front of our shirts with coloured powders. The list goes on.

For most British women, sexual assault – casual or otherwise – is a blessed rarity, but the problems that exist in India have been sharply brought into focus by the appalling recent case in Delhi.

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Why India is not safe for solo women

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