​Stand Up For Yourself And Report Domestic Abuse Says Kriti Sanon

By Biz BalkaniApr 28, 2020, 17:58 IST
​Stand Up For Yourself And Report Domestic Abuse Says Kriti Sanon
Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon recited a poem that she had written on domestic abuse while she was young and urged women who were undergoing domestic abuse during coronavirus times to stand up for their rights.
Sanon joins a long list of Bollywood actors who have fought for the cause of domestic abuse. Recently, actor Rahul Bose spearheaded a campaign with a video filled with Bollywood stars like Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar and Madhuri Dixit urging their fans to say no to domestic violence. 

Kriti captioned it, “Stand up for yourself & REPORT...because Its NOT OKAY! It breaks my heart to read that the domestic violence cases have almost doubled up during the lockdown period! About 700 cases alone in Punjab! And these are just the ones Registered! Imagine how many are not reported! If you are going through any kind of domestic violence, PLEASE REPORT! There are helpline numbers at NCW whatsapp helpline for lockdown period: 72177135372 ONLY YOU can control your life.. so stand up for yourself! Its NOT OK for anyone to physically hurt you.. no matter what the reason is! ITS NOT OK!”
In the poem that she had written as a teenager, Sanon talks about how a woman is abused on a daily basis by her husband in his drunken rage and how she goes to sleep thinking that she survived another day.
She also listed out the emergency numbers available for women to report domestic abuse crimes. Domestic abuse calls have seen surge and activists believe that the numbers have spiked ever since coronavirus pandemic forced victims to be inside their homes with their abusers.
Domestic violence is now called the shadow pandemic during coronavirus.

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