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After Being Harassed, This Woman Started Free Kung Fu Classes For Girls Every Weekend

"I think the one thing that we need at this point is COURAGE. To stand up, to make some noise, to tell people to shut up."

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One night while driving her car, Ishita experienced something that made her feel sick. She wrote in a Facebook post:


"The other day, there were 3 bikes with 2 boys each who were literally peeping into my car and giggling away. I did not like the look on their faces. This was at 10:30 pm, in quite a bustling area, Shastri Nagar, the road with Kokilaben; the roads were not vacant. And yet, the boys kept following me. I slowed down to let them pass, they slowed with me. I stared, they laughed. I moved faster, they moved with me. I stopped, they stopped.
In the next moment, I found myself shouting at them with the window almost rolled down, and in the next second, they were gone."

At this point, Sharma decided it was time to do something.

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"When THEY know you have courage, they too are scared. I think the one thing that we need at this point is COURAGE. To stand up, to make some noise, to tell people to shut up." she continued in the post.

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They tried again for February 6 and this time they were prepared.

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"Sir got me in touch with a teacher from Teach For India who used to teach at a school in Amboli. She contacted some parents and a rickshaw full of kids showed up," Ishita told BuzzFeed.

Other kids from a nearby slum saw them and were curious. "Fighting seekhega?", volunteers asked them, and suddenly the class was in full swing.

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They also appointed captains that change every week. "We got a notebook and appointed a girl as captain and they started taking it seriously."

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