In one of the most shared video in recent times on social media, noted television journalist Barkha Dutt corrected an panel anchor for stereotyping India as being one of the most unsafe places for women. Barkha was a panelist along with Lesliee Udwin, the documentary film-maker of ‘India’s Daughter’, at the World Summit organised in New York from April 22 to April 24.
In one of the panel discussions on India’s rape culture, Barkha Dutt was quick to react after the anchor said that India is one of the most unsafe places for women.
It ticked Barkha off when the anchor said, “I have been to India and I did think to myself that I had no idea India was so unsafe for women.” Barkha pointed out that she had a problem with this kind of stereotyping and that while she was not being defensive, the facts were that in US and UK the instances of sexual violences were much higher than in India.
Watch video to see Indian news anchor’s interesting reply: