This was the brainchild of Samarpita Samaddar and her friend Adithya Mallya.
“I was furious over Alwar BJP MLA Banwari Lal Singhal’s statement banning girls wearing short skirts to school.”
Via the event’s Facebook page:
“Why does wearing a skirt make a difference? It’s a satirical take on the issue to draw attention to the absurd idea that what a woman wears invites sexual assault. Wear that skirt as a symbol of your support to a woman’s right to wear what she wants, be who she is, exercise her rights, and be safe in her city. Nothing shows more solidarity with women than breaking barriers and boundaries of “his” and hers”.
Video of the event below.
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