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Fight for your rights on a par with men: Principal Director of Income Tax Department Sanjay Bahadur

Fight for your rights on a par with men: Principal Director of Income Tax Department  Sanjay Bahadur

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Oct 2018 2:40 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: ‘Me Too movement’, with many local and international ramifications, is a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault on women. #MeToo spread virally in October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media in an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace,” said Sanjay Bahadur, Principal Director (Investigation) (HQ), NER, Income Tax Department, Guwahati.

An advocate and promoter of women’s empowerment through self-defense and education, Bahadur stated that he, as a father to a daughter, was delighted to be amongst the future generation discussing the raging topic of the day ‘#Me too’ and urged all the young girls not to fear but to fight for their rights to be at par with men, to not be ashamed of standing up for themselves and learn self-defense.

Bahadur said this while interacting with the students of Royal Global University (RGU) on the theme, ‘Economics of #Me Too’ on October 26 at the RGU premises. He stressed that ‘#Me Too’ has exploded in the Indian scenario causing socio economic perspective to change in the last 12 months since October 2017.

He further said that the root of it goes back to days of ‘Proto-feminism’ when wealth depended on physical prowess, namely men. Women hunted and fended for her when men took the bigger role of being the bread earner. This disparity gave rise to the solution in form of pantheon of female worship. Slowly the recognition came to women as an economic force with right to life, ‘save women’, do not make a ‘sati’, widow remarriage, no child marriage, right to livelihood, voting rights, land rights for women and things took a bigger turn during the Quit India Movement when women like Captain Lakshmi Sehgal came out of homes and fought shoulder to shoulder for India’s independence. This led to a second wave of feminism which was complimented by the Industrial Revolution making women find a place in society, a release said.

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