Last update: December 27, 2022 at 10:37 AM IST
Young people can get all kinds of bad publicity for moving away from oppressive structures, but they are the future of the country. Her brave group of teens in Jhansi have proven just the same, standing up to a man who forced liquor down his wife’s throat at a restaurant. The incident was shared by Shweta Kothari, who took to Twitter to praise the teenager, who said the 11th grader “can’t do that” to a man who forced her wife to drink. She doesn’t like it, you’re forcing her. ”
“The man unashamedly stood up and said, ‘She’s my wife. I can do anything.’ Kothari wrote in a Twitter thread. The situation escalated until the restaurant’s management intervened. ‘Petrification.’ I did.” The woman said nothing. After the youths intervened, the man sat there for 20 minutes and never touched his wife.
“These kids, 11th grade students (who I learned later) could have ignored it and looked away. Instead, they chose to step in and correct their mistakes. It’s courage, something we all need a little bit every day.May the next year bring us all courage,” Kothari concluded.
Read the entire thread here:
Last night we saw Courage! We (me and my husband) were sitting at a table early at a restaurant in Jhansi.
Behind us was a group of 16-17 year olds and a couple with two daughters.
— Shweta Kothari (@Shwkothari) December 26, 2022
Kothari also called on state governments to recognize the teens’ courageous actions.
However, many Twitter users expressed concern about what would follow. It involves complexity.
I’m sorry I’m scared of that woman too. I wish she could help me more. — Shweta Kothari (@Shwkothari) December 26, 2022
I wonder how the lady is now. She’s worried about her safety. In such situations, the abuser is insulted. So when he got to her house, he vented her anger. All of this may not be good unless the victim asks for help. https://t.co/feJLclImCq — Hydra (@hailhydra_01) December 27, 2022
A single act of resistance has come a long way, but systemic reform is also now a necessity.
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