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What has changed a year after #MeToo in India enabled women to speak up?

A year ago, India's #MeToo movement witnessed women across India speak up against sexual harassment. Nikita Puri assesses what, if anything, has changed

Nikita Puri 

In a high-rise steel-and-glass building in Gurugram, the conversation among colleagues is perhaps best described as casual. “How stupid was it to get caught?” says a young man, “Who says these things on Messages?” He then tells his male colleague to proceed with caution, else he’ll be “MeToo-ed”.

A female colleague adds light-heartedly, “Tere ko andar karwa dungi zyada bakwas kia toh (I’ll have you put behind bars if you spout such nonsense).” A year after India’s MeToo movement outed sexual harassers on social media, ...

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First Published: Fri, October 18 2019. 13:34 IST
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