Knowing The Touch

Traveling in a bus, she felt an unknown hand on her arm. She shrunk a bit to give him some more space. It happened again, now she knew the truth behind that ‘accidental’ touch, she pushed him away and gave a deadly stare. A few minutes passed and his hand was up her sleeve yet again. She scolded him, slapped him, shouted for the bus to stop. A scene was created and people commented, “We are getting late, let’s get off” but nobody came in her support. She asked him to get off the bus, he denied being a molester. Phone lines to the police were busy and she had no choice but to sit quiet. Humiliating stares made the rest of the journey eventful for her. Sitting in silence she wondered, “Should I have stayed mum, despite knowing the touch?”.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. When will all these things fade away? It is not just happening in India but in every nook of the globe. 😕

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    1. Yamini says:

      Yes it happens everywhere, its a sad reality!!

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  2. Paul says:

    The world is at a cross roads. Like the young lady–who has to wonder, to second-guess her reactions. Should she have acted? Should she have “stayed mum?” We live in such a world where we hardly know which way to turn.

    This is a very very good narrative, Yamini.
    Thank you for posting.

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this…its just my way to raise a question every girl has on her mind…should she act?

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  3. But it doesn’t sound like she stayed mum because she svoldrd him and told him to get off the bus. Did I misunderstand that?

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    1. Yamini says:

      No she didn’t stay mum… she thought that it might have been better to stay mum because speaking up didn’t help her either 😊

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      1. Oh, ok. It’s good then that she didn’t stay mum because even though it appears nothing happened, at least she made it known to the wrongdoer that she’s onto him. If nothing else, he might have felt embarrassed inwardly because she was pretty vocal about it. It’s definitely better to speak out than stay mum though because the more it’s heard, the more people might realize how serious the problem really is.

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  4. Yamini says:

    Yes I agree with your point… staying mum will only encourage him to repeating it with others as well. Standing up to a wrong thing is the building block to a better nation. Not only the girl but the people around need to speak up… safety of a girl is everybody’s responsibility!!

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  5. Sonia Sasi says:

    This is so painfully relatable. Sadly, I think, most of girls have gone through this dilemma.
    And to everyone reading this post, don’t ever keep mum. Shout like that girl did. Do something. Create a scene.It’s better to go through embarrassing stares than give those bastards the satisfaction of doing whatever they want.

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    1. Yamini says:

      You have expressed the aggression inside every girl so wonderfully, I agree to it. We should tell them that we will not take it lightly.

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  6. beetleypete says:

    We like to think we would help in such situations. But unless we are tested, we can never be certain.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Yamini says:

      No matter how easy a choice seems when we hear about a situation, when really put into one, the decision becomes way too tough…it’s understandable!

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  7. Sasha says:

    This is really true!It happens everywhere!people instead of helping and supporting feel that it’s a time waste thing to do!Such a society we are living in and btwn we should never stay mum!After all it’s our own private property and he has no right to touch!Well framed and glad to meet you Yamini!

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    1. Yamini says:

      It is a sad truth of our society!

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