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‘Short Clothes Do Not Cause Rapes’

'Short Clothes Do Not Cause Rapes'

In relation to a woman’s clothing and their rape have been whirling around since time immemorial. Rape survivors have been constantly targeted for being raped. Asserting that boys get excited on seeing girls in short clothes, women’s attire have been constantly scrutinised and blamed for encouraging sexual assaults.

Making a strong statement against such dimwit arguments, male members of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) marched wearing shorts in the streets of the capital.

Some male volunteers of DCW’s ‘Rape Roko’ campaign on Tuesday walked the streets of the capital wearing only their boxer shorts to give the message that ‘clothes do not cause rape, sick mentality does’.

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) had launched the ‘Rape Roko’ campaign after the brutal rape of an eight-month-old baby in January.

The volunteers marched from Mandi House to Central Park carrying boards and placards with slogans like “Her clothes are not short, your mentality is” and “What clothes was the eight-month-old baby wearing?” – in a bid to challenge the mentality that tends to shame the survivors, reported.

Hundreds of young boys came out and took part in #BoxerRally under the #RapeRokoMovement by the women’s panel.

Fueled by anger over the silence of society and government on rapes, the protesters appealed people to join the movement and reach Central Park, Connaught Place at 9.30 am on March 8, observed as International Women’s Day, to form a peaceful human chain.

The volunteers demand strong action against rapists and completion of trials in sexual assault cases within six months. The DCW chief Swati Maliwal also demands death penalty for rapists.

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