The Rohtak sisters, who had fought back their three alleged eve teasers in a public bus of Rohtak on November 28, demanded justice and thorough investigation into the affidavits filed against them by some 'eye-witnesses,' who were not present in the bus.
The two sisters, Aarti and Pooja at a press conference organised by the Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC) yesterday, said that they fought their harassers to protect their self-respect and they would keep doing so in future also.
The sisters were accompanied by their father and General Secretary, All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) Jagmati Sangwan.
According to Dr Sangwan, the two girls have shown exemplary courage to fight in the caste-based Haryana society.
Recalling the incident, Aarti said the whole incident started from the Rohtak bus stop, and not in the bus as has been projected in the media.
She said the issue was not over seats as it was sorted out by the conductor.
The men were passing lewd comments and making indecent gestures. They tried to avoid the situation but retaliated only when one of them touched Pooja by putting his hand on her shoulder.
She also said that after the men were exposed, they have come up with a different version of the incident.
Instead of accusing them of doing it for publicity, they should be praised for confronting their assaulters, Aarti added.
The two sisters from Rohtak made headlines after a video showed them beating three men, who were allegedly assaulting them. The youth were later arrested and are now in judicial custody. UNI RBE RJ 1458 NNNN
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